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Library history

Library history

ИсторияOur library was founded March 20, 1896 on the initiative of the Company's provision for public education. The company is part of an advanced, progressive-minded citizens and political exiles: O.Kostyurin, V.Gintovt-Dzevaltovsky, E.Mihaelis, I.Emelyantsev, A. Fedorov, G.Vistenius and others. Their books and made an initial fund of the library. So for books Fedorov made 100 rubles. A military doctor G. Vistenius along with personal library donated 1,500 rubles for the maintenance of the Reading Room, having sold his garden under a contract known gardener in the Altai D. Pankrat'eva are obliged to pay for 15 years of 100 rubles for replenishment of the book fund. Under pressure from the public town council had to allocate 300 rubles for the maintenance of the library. On the front page of the library of publications of the time it is stamped with the name of "Ust-Kamenogorsk People paid a library with reading" and the date "1896". The first librarian, social worker was the 18-year-old son of a retired sergeant Peter Pillars, who served after graduating from college in the city government accountant. Library housed in the building of the city council.

П.Ф. СтолбовBy the end of 1898, 2 years after the opening of the library, there were 830 volumes of books, 384 volumes of periodicals 33naimenovany. This resource enjoyed 428 readers. The city was not a single building, where you can spend your free time ordinary citizens. Sometimes, in the men's parish Sunday School held "religious and moral reading", but visit them ordinary citizens are not particularly sought. The library has become a center uniting the urban intelligentsia. Especially crowded was on holidays and days of the receipt of newspapers and magazines. Readers were conversations, discussing news, sharply reacting to events in Russia. Over time, the library was getting close to the building in the town council. While the number of library readers Ust-Kamenogorsk was far ahead of the city: Pavlodar - 70, Semipalatinsk - 64, Zaisan - 39. In 1902, the donations of citizens People's House was built (now the Regional Drama Theater. Zhambyl), where the library and moved . Peter Post takes an active part in organizing the construction of the People's House. In addition to choosing a facade of the project, he had to carry out plans and supervised the construction of the house, as well as to clerical work.

By the beginning of the First World War 1914. in the library, there were already about 2,000 books, and for the use have been charged 50 cents. In 1920, the library book fund increased to 5000 copies. and use was free. "The number of subscribers to the city central library keeps growing and growing," - said the November 11, 1920 the city newspaper, and also pointed to the "book famine" in Ust-Kamenogorsk district. During these years, the library has provided direct assistance to the writer Pavel Petrovich Bazhov. March 13, 1920 Bazhov appointed head of the department of public education, and he, with his usual energy and passion took over the organization of education and culture in the province. In a memorandum of Ust-Kamenogorsk Revolutionary Committee of June 11, 1920 PP Bazhov wrote: "The population of the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk in recent years has almost tripled, and it is served by only one central library, located on the ground floor of the building of the People at home and work in very difficult circumstances. Hall of the library is very cramped, and it is placed and a table for readers (separate reading room is not available). Rehearsal of the orchestra in the theater hall often prevents readers. ... In six months of Soviet power Central City Library has almost doubled (by number of books). Every day it is visited by 50-60 people. All the above makes the Board of Education to raise the question of providing a library house Litvinov (against the People's House), which, in addition to office "cooperators", no institutions are not placed. If the library was granted the house Litvinov would be an opportunity to concentrate wealth for books. " Thus, thanks to PP Bazhov library was moved to new premises with a reading room in a circular lobby of the 2nd floor Drama, where she served until 1936 readers.

His name is obliged to active public library of the city, which is applied for awarding the Pushkin our library. In the year of the centenary of the death of Pushkin, August 19, 1937 the Presidium of the Ust-Kamenogorsk city council decided to assign the city library named after the great poet. Two years later, the East Kazakhstan region separated from the Semipalatinsk and acquired the status of a regional library. In 1939, the Semipalatinsk region stands out as an independent on the East Kazakhstan region and Ust-Kamenogorsk becomes the oblast center. In connection with this event the city library was transformed into the regional.

In subsequent years, Library. Pushkin was repeatedly moved from one building to another. In 1936, she settled in the former residential house on the street merchant Kozhevnikov. Theatre (now the street. Tokhtarov). In 1959, the library identified another building - on the street. Gorky. December 29, 1983 the library gained a permanent place in the heart of the city, where he remains to this day - on the street. USHANOVA (now st. Kazakhstan), 102.

Now our fund is 327,710 copies. Readers have the opportunity to enjoy all the achievements of the new information technology, media and Internet resources and literature in foreign languages, a large collection of encyclopedias, reference books, dictionaries. We are actively cooperating with the embassies of the United States, France, Germany, Open Society Institute, International Fund "Eurasia", "Soros-Kazakhstan", and so on. D. Our library is on the right is the premier information and cultural center of East Kazakhstan region.


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- Восточно-Казахстанской областной библиотеке им. А.С. Пушкина – 70 лет (1896-1966). – Усть-Каменогорск. - 1966
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- Черных С. Свет знаний. – Каз. правда. - 1976. – 20 июня
- Шугрина Ю.Ф. Старейшая в области: Библиотека им. А.С. Пушкина // Рудный Алтай. – 1985. – 26 сент.

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