“Let’s read in the garden” brings the Biblioteca de Catalunya to the outdoors

This is the sixth edition of an initiative that offers a reading area and numerous services in the fresh air of the Rubió i Lluch Gardens

Beginning on the 20th of April, from Monday to Friday, the Biblioteca de Catalunya will occupy part of the Rubió i Lluch Gardens, offering open-air reading, book and magazine lending services and free access to a selection of daily newspapers and internet. There will also be information available relating to the history of the hospital, the current uses of the building and the characteristics of the trees and plants found in the gardens.

The activity Llegim al jardí (Let’s read in the garden), an initiative of the library in collaboration with the Barcelona City Council, is designed to promote cultural activities in the Rubió i Lluch Gardens, thereby transforming the location into another of the city’s attractions.

The gardens were established in various phases and in a variety of styles from the 14th to the 17th centuries and, up until the 30th of November, will be designated as a reading area for library users, complete with tables and chairs.

Founded in 1907 as a library belonging to the Catalan Studies Institute (IEC), the current Biblioteca de Catalunya opened to the public in 1914 in the era of the Commonwealth of Catalonia, occupying the buildings of the former Santa Creu Hospital in 1931. The library currently occupies a total area of 8820 m2 and houses a collection of approximately three million works in a variety of formats.

The garden-library service will be available up until the 30th of November from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm (6 pm during the month of November).

 

Let's read in the garden

When: up until the 30th of November

Tickets: free

Where: Biblioteca de Catalunya and Rubió i Lluch Gardens

More information here

Publication date: Tuesday, 28 April 2015
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