The “Book Bridge” campaign, planning to collect 500,000 books in the Romanian language for the endowment of the school and university libraries of the Republic of Moldova, was launched last week in Bucharest.
“It is a project initiated by seven volunteers united by the same idea – to bring 500,000 books in Romanian to the schools and libraries across the Pruth River. We plan to convince natural entities, public and private institutions to donate books, new or old, to the collection points that will be open at universities’ headquarters – the Academy of Economic Sciences, the Polytechnic University – , the sector mayoralties and in several cities nationwide, such as Iasi, Galati, Cluj, Timisoara,” one of the initiators of this campaign, Slavic Saramet, told Agerpres.
He pointed out that the need for the demarche was also proven by “the openness and warmth” with which the first 100 books collected and taken to Selemet village, Cimislia County of the Republic of Moldova, were received.
In the Republic of Moldova, 70-80 per cent of the books of the school libraries are printed in the Cyrillic alphabet, not in Romanian language. This year, the books will be taken to over 100 localities in the neighbour country.
The action is supported by the University of Bucharest, Humanitas bookstores, the Youth of Romania Forum, the Youth of Bucharest Association, the Association of Bessarabian Students and Pupils, as well as natural entities.