General library

Bystričany Municipal Library

Address: Mirka Nešpora 1, 972 45 Bystričany (primary school campus)

Opening Hours:                      

Monday: from 14:00 - 18:00

Wednesday: from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Responsible librarians:    Katarína Pastieriková, Mgr. Zuzana Horniaková

Borrowing procedure: every resident of the village can become a reader of the library. The registration fee is 1.00 euros. The borrowing period is set for three months, the reader has the right to borrow a maximum of five library titles. A fee of EUR 0.50 is charged for each extension of this period by another month.


The municipal library is a public library of an educational nature, which is established and financed by the municipality of Bystričany from its budget in order to ensure the satisfaction of the reading needs of the inhabitants of the municipality. The municipal and school libraries are combined into one unit and are set up in the gym next to the elementary school with the kindergarten. It is part of the regional information center of the village. Readers have the option of a wide selection of beautiful and educational literature. The library plays an important role in the education of the residents of our village. Provides library and information services to readers. Readers have the opportunity to choose the latest titles of novels for women, historical novels, lovers of the art of cooking, homemakers, breeders, gardeners, educational encyclopedias and a wide selection of fairy tales are available for children.

The library closely cooperates with elementary and kindergarten schools, as well as with local organizations such as the pensioners' club, with members of the Jednota COOP. Children visit the municipal library both individually and collectively during school lessons with their teachers. Even our little ones in kindergarten are getting to know books, and even though they can't read yet, they really like the library. Other regular activities of the library include a puppet show for our little ones, competitions, quizzes for elementary school students, talks, lectures, discussions for pensioners, events aimed at getting to know and presenting the culture of various ethnic groups.

Dear fellow citizens, we would like to welcome you to our library full of interesting book titles. Just come and discover the magical world of books.

Realized projects :

Purchase of new books for the library

"Books are to men what wings are to birds." (John Ruskin)

Regular replenishment of the library fund contributes to raising the educational level and cultural awareness of the general public and supporting and promoting reading and education of children and youth, as well as adult readers.

In 2023, the local public library in Bystričany took advantage of the opportunity to apply for financial support for the purchase of the library fund from the Art Support Fund within the program 5.4.1 Acquisition of libraries. Thanks to the provided financial resources in the amount of EUR 1,000 and with the participation of co-financing in the amount of EUR 112, we succeeded in enriching our library with 92 book titles, mainly fiction for adults, but also for children and youth. When buying books, we did not ignore our readers' interest in popular and professional literature.

New books obtained from the subsidy are displayed and made available in the premises of the local library, and readers are informed during their visit that the acquisition was supported from public funds by the Art Support Fund. Each book purchased from the mentioned funds is marked with a characteristic sticker.
We would like to thank the Art Support Fund for the financial contribution. We believe that we will satiate our readers with quality literature and enrich their artistic experience.

(libraries of the Local People's Library in Bystričany)