On March 24 and March 30, 2004 "American Corners" were opened in Narva Central Library and Viljandi Town Library. On April 13, 2005, an additional American Corner was opened at the Saare County Central Library in Kuressaare. This project represents an investment of over 300,000 EEK in each library, and months of close cooperation between the library staff and the U.S. Embassy's Information Resource Center.
Each American Corner has acquired a collection of approximately 500 new reference, fiction, and non-fiction books that span the broad range of U.S. culture and history. Furthermore, each Corner is gaining new subscriptions to U.S. periodicals, as well as a collection of videotapes and CD-ROM's. The Embassy holds occasional speaking events at these Corners as well.
On January 25, 2011, was opened the fourth American Corner in Estonia. The youngest American Corner in Estonia shares space with the 20-year old EducationUSA Advising Center in the University of Tartu library. The American Corner in Tartu was fully funded by a PA grant, including materials for educators and academia, as well as high school and university students, hence expanding the target audience of the American Corner and EducationUSA center.
Viljandi City Library
Tallinna mnt. 11/1
AC Coordinator: Elle Sihver
Phone: 43 38682
Web site: http://www.raamatukogu.viljandi.ee/?op=body&id=263
Saare County Central Library
AC Coordinator: Maris Toop
Phone: 45 20 727
Web site: http://www.kuressaare.ee/skr/Am2/index.html
Educational Advising Center/American Corner in Tartu
Tartu University Library
AC Coordinator: Merit Burenkov
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