The National Programme for the Development of Reading is adopted by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Poland. This multiannual programme for the years 2016-2020, aims to improve readership in Poland by strengthening the role of public libraries and school as local centers of social life which are the center of access to culture and knowledge. This objective will be implemented by the financial support of three priorities:
1) modernization, construction or reconstruction of libraries in villages and smaller towns,
2) ongoing replenishment of collections of public libraries with new publications,
3) ongoing replenishment of collections of school libraries with new publications.
By the end of 2018 institiutions conducting the programme, erected, modernized and equipped 109 libraries and purchased 10 million new publications, which have been distributed to more than 2,500 public libraries, and also 6 million books for 12 thousand school and pedagogic libraries.
A budget of the programme for the 2016-2019 period was c.a. 92,5 million USD.
The evaluation of the programme will be carried out after its completion.