Public libraries organise visits adapted to various educational and training levels. Such visits are one of the best means children have for getting to know their closest libraries and learning how they work and how to use them. The content and aims in each visit vary depending on the educational stage:
Nursery and Infant School: discovering the library and its services and activities. Stimulating a taste for reading through story-telling and free time for looking at stories. Learning in a very basic way what can and cannot be done in a library.
Primary education: discovering the library and its services and activities. Looking for information and locating stories and books of knowledge. Stimulating a taste for reading through story-telling and free time for reading and/or looking, making recommendations, etc.
Special needs schools: visits adapted to groups for finding out about the library and its services and activities. Developing a taste for reading and knowledge of library collections.
Visits last roughly an hour and require collaboration from teachers. To find out more about the range of visits available at your reference library, please consult the library's website, the district's Educational Resources Centre and the PAE (Barcelona City Council's School Activities Programme) which offers schools opportunities for discovering libraries and arranging visits to them through this medium. The day and time of the visit must be booked in advance by email or telephone.