Milano has a long history in matter of libraries. Public City Hall libraries are 24, they are placed in each district all around the city and they promote free access to knowledge and information. All of them realize a dense network where you can find and reserve books and movies. All libraries develop specific projects concerning literature, encouraging participation, boosting dialogue among citizens, in order to promote interaction with territory and local associations. They also consolidate the sense of belonging to communities. In addition, pubblic libraries organise classes, courses, seminars, meetings (for example art laboratories, courses directed at over 60 year-old people concerning how to use smartphones and pcs and meetings with authors) and activities dedicated to teenagers and little readers. Icing on the cake the librarians, constantly cultured and motivated, who kindly respond to all visitors' requests.
During summer examination, cozy libraries to be attended are the ones concentrated in green areas - for example Affori Library, in Villa Litta Modignani, or Parco Sempione Library, where it is possible to stop and study among open air tables.
Queen of libraries is Sormani Library. The ancient palace placed in the city centre shields a million books more or less and it has ample and crowded study halls, a complete collection of journals and magazines from all over the world, and extremely rare media documents. There is also a nice garden sometimes used for conferences and literary marathons.
In 2013, the City Hall inaugurated the first Resident Library set in Rembrandt street - establishing a dialogue among Lorenteggio district inhabitants and the whole city.
But there are beautiful libraries out of City Hall library systems. Let’s take a ride among them.