The National Book Year 2019 aimed to contribute to the development of public libraries as meeting places, cultural institutions and arenas for conversation and debate, learning and democracy. An important goal was to create enthusiasm and interest in books and literature, and renew people's desire to read.
Around 1500 events were held in all municipalities throughout the country. There were events of all sorts not only at libraries, but also at schools, in bookstores, at festivals and cultural centres.
27 million Norwegian Kroner (NOK)
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The National Library allocated the financial means to libraries and other institutions all over the country. More than 500 libraries and other institutions were engaged in the measure.