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Centralized Library System’s History

There were first public libraries to open in the fifties of the last century. Mainly, they were found in the city’s outskirts like Menovnoe and Ablaketka, Krasina and Sogra. A little bit later, in the 60 and 70-es libraries were found in the city’s other districts. (They are Mirny, Aeroport, Kirzavod, Zashita, and Silk Textiles Combinat and so on)



Central Municipal Library was found on the basis of Municipal Library #1 in the 1954.There were already 6 libraries all over Ust-Kamenogorsk: Oblast Central Library named after Pushkin A.S., local libraries in Oktyabrsky, Mirny and other districts, Municipal Children’s Libraries #1 and #2.

  • Soviet time’s Municipal libraries appeared as local community’s cultural and educational centers. They guided ideological activities among citizens, informing of all political and cultural events in the state. Public libraries were appealed to cover all population with books, they propagandized scientific and imaginative literature, assisted into the next generation’s education, contributed to all-round and harmonious development of the individuals ...





1 «Центральной городской библиотеке г. Усть-Каменогорска 50 лет» 7905
2 История газетной строкой 10351
3 Библиотеки города: страницы истории 8765


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