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MOUNT PROSPECT PUBLIC LIBRARY WELCOMES BULGARIAN CONSUL AT OPENING OF NEW LANGUAGE COLLECTION

WHO: Ivan Anchev, Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Chicago

WHAT: Opening of Bulgarian language materials collection

WHERE: Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 South Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, IL

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday, September 14

Ivan Anchev, Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Chicago, will dedicate a collection of approximately 50 books that will be housed in the Mount Prospect Public Library’s World Language Collection at the Main Library.

The Library is pleased to host the Consul, Mount Prospect officials, and members of the local Bulgarian community to mark the debut of this language collection, unique in the northwest suburbs.

According to information provided by the Bulgarian Cultural Center in Chicago, there are at least 50,000 people of Bulgarian descent living in the Chicagoland area, making it one of the biggest Bulgarian ethnic communities around the world and the largest in America.

The collection began after a request from the community for Bulgarian language materials, and is being seeded by community donations. All area Bulgarian speakers are welcome to browse the collection, and those from outside Mount Prospect can register their local library cards to check out materials.

“We were honored to be approached to house this collection, as we seek to be a welcoming place for the entire community,” said Executive Director Marilyn Genther. “Mount Prospect Library wants to be responsive to community needs and to form partnerships that help us do so.”

MPPL’s World Language Collection reflects the broad diversity the Mount Prospect community. The adult World Language book collection at the Main Library contains 8,200 books in 15 languages: Spanish, Polish, Russian, Korean, German, Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Urdu, Vietnamese, Malayalam, and Bulgarian. In addition, the youth World Language collection of 7,600 books, also includes Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Greek, Hmong, Persian, Punjabi, Swahili, Tibetan, Burmese, Inuktitut, Tagalong, and Turkish.

About The Consulate General of Republic of Bulgaria in Chicago

The Consulate General of Republic of Bulgaria in Chicago provides consular services and information to Bulgarian citizens and those wishing to travel to Bulgaria for 14 states: Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

About Mount Prospect Public Library

With a collection comprised of approximately a half-million items and annual circulation around one million, the Mount Prospect Public Library supports residents as they explore their interests. Its friendly, professional staff serves more than 50,000 registered cardholders through a wide range of services, programs, and materials designed to meet the interests of every member of the community.

 

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