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Top ten most popular in the libraries headed by the Central scientific library named after N. And. Nekrasov. This year it was visited by almost 170 thousand people.

Compiled the top 10 most popular libraries of the Moscow Department of culture. This year in conjunction visited them nearly a million people. The townspeople came there not only for books. They listened to lectures, participated in meetings with writers, literary tours and creative workshops, as well as used the library space as a coworking.

The most popular this year became Central universal scientific library named after N. And. Nekrasov. From the beginning it was visited by over 170 thousand people. On the second place of the rating library and reading room named after I. S. Turgenev. It took more than 100 thousand readers. Closes the three leaders Gogol house — memorial Museum and scientific library, which came almost 100 thousand people.

“The city library every year are becoming increasingly popular among residents of the capital. In their funds are as popular books of modern authors and ancient editions from the XVI–XIX centuries. However, libraries have long ceased to be a place only for reading. Today you can listen to a concert and to play musical instruments, learn a foreign language and to work or to do research. The relevance of libraries among the citizens is growing thanks to the emergence of convenient services”, — told in the press service of the Moscow Department for the development of cultural centres.

Central universal scientific library named after N. And. Nekrasov (Baumanskaya street, the house 58/25 bldg 14) known for its collection of ancient Russian and foreign books. The oldest is a lifetime edition of Giacomo da Vignola “rule of the five orders” (1562 year). The library hosts daily free tours of the library, where you can see rare books. In addition, there are cultural events, such as meetings with writers and bloggers, lectures on architecture, art and literature. In the library can also arrange your classes, language clubs. At these meetings you can practice speaking in different languages — German, English, Chinese and Hebrew.

View the programme of events and a list of all available in the library of books on the library website.

And the library-reading room named after I. S. Turgenev (Bobrov pereulok, 6, building 1 and 2) exhibitions of book illustrators, artists of theatre and cinema, as well as students and teachers of creative universities of Moscow. In addition, the library regularly teach lessons in foreign languages and literary skills, as well as concerts, meetings with writers — winners and nominees for literary awards. For readers also works as a lecturer “Educational environment”, which tell about the history of architecture, literature, art. Details of the poster on the library website.

In the House of Gogol (Nikitsky Boulevard, building 7a) regularly organizes lectures on literature, painting, architecture, and history. There citizens can visit art exhibitions, concerts of classical music, see theatre performances by famous works of Nikolai Gogol, such as “Taras Bulba”, “Vij” and others.

This library is located in the old city mansion of the XIX century. Now there is also Russia’s only Museum of N. In. Gogol. The Museum exposition is placed in rooms of the first floor of the main house of the estate. By the way, here Gogol spent the last three years of life and 10 days before his death, burned a number of his manuscripts. Learn the history of the library, and view the program of events on the site of the House of Gogol.

Top 10 most visited libraries of Moscow:

— Central universal scientific library named after N. And. Nekrasov (Baumanskaya street, house 58/25, build 14)

— library-reading room named after I. S. Turgenev (Bobrov pereulok, 6, building 1 and 2)

— House N.In. Gogol — memorial Museum and scientific library (Nikitsky Boulevard, building 7a)

— library No. 221 name of the R. I. Rozhdestvensky (street of Pilots, 7)

— library No. 183 name of Dante Alighieri (street of Builders, the house 8, building 2)

— library-reading room named after A. S. Pushkin (street Spartakovskaya, house 9, structure 3)

— library № 23 named after M. Gorky (Timiryazevskaya street, house 17, building 1)

— the library of arts named after A. Bogolyubov (street Suschevskaya, 14)

— library № 1 named after A. S. Griboedov (Bolshaya Pereyaslavskaya, building 15, строение1)

— Central library № 197 named after A. A. Akhmatova (the street Krylatsky Hills, the house 35).

Reform of the Metropolitan libraries 2015 started with a crowdsourcing project “My library”. In it have taken part more than 11 thousand residents. They filed more than 5.5 thousands of ideas for improving and modernizing the capital’s reading rooms. Citizens proposed to expand access audiobooks, to carry out actions for the exchange of books (bookcrossing), deliver the publication to the house of disabled people to remotely learn about the utilization of reading rooms and many more. Most of these ideas were implemented.

For example, from 2016 all 440 libraries of Moscow has moved to a unified schedule. In all the reading rooms now have a local Wi-Fi and more than 330 institutions connected to a single citywide Wi-Fi network. This allows users to log in to the network only once.

Last year 52 regional libraries the Moscow Department of culture have become thematic. The upgrade took place in the framework of “growth Points” of the Moscow Department of culture. It was created for libraries with a deficiency of the audience. City reading room turned into a cultural venue dedicated to science, art, and various arts and Hobbies such as comics, design, crafts, Ethnography, and high technology. Each of them now unique design, name and a certain book Fund.

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