Five communities in the Partheland district – Borsdorf, Brandis, Grosspösna, Machern and Naunhof – have teamed up to strengthen their region, initiate a cultural awakening with innovative concepts, and make intercommunity collaboration tangible. With this goal in mind, the community libraries plan to enter a long-term partnership and create a single “Partheland library”.
The individual libraries are largely responsible for shaping the cultural life of their communities. By bundling the activities of these libraries to create new synergies beyond community borders, the project partners aim to visibly expand their programmes and develop new concepts. For example, they will offer cross-community borrowing services, while new event and programme concepts will be shared, adapted and further developed among the cooperating libraries. The necessary working conditions and processes will be developed at the start of the project, e.g. a joint staffing concept. Community workshops will be organised to gain an idea of the specific needs of the respective communities and define future areas of activity. A newly established, recurring library conference will provide an opportunity to discuss future perspectives and establish a long-term network of regional stakeholders such as schools, associations, youth organisations and citizens.
Project title: Intercommunity Collaboration in Partheland. A Municipal Library Partnership to Create a "Partheland Library"
Partners: Communities of Borsdorf, Brandis, Grosspösna, Machern and Naunhof
Grosspösna municipal library
Dr. Gabriela Lantzsch
Im Rittergut 1
Website of Grosspösna (external link, opens in a new window)