the American Corner


The American Corner in Veria Public Library

The American Corner was establshed in Veria Library in December 2003 in cooperation with the office of Public Affairs of the American Embassy in Athens. The Americal Corner in Veria was the first to be established in Greece. American Corners are partnerships between the Public Affairs sections of U.S. Embassies and host institutions. They provide access to current and reliable information about the U.S. via book collections, the Internet, and through local programming to the general public.

Sponsored jointly by a U.S. embassy and a host country organization, an American Corner serves as an information outpost similar to a public library reference service.

The multi-media, book and periodical collections are open and accessible. Associated reading or meeting rooms are made available to host program events and activities (i.e. author readings, films, speaker programs, workshops, films, meetings, and exhibits). The fundamental function of the American Corner is to make information about the U.S. available to foreign publics at large.

See photos from American Corner events and exhibitions.

eLibraryUSA gives members of Information Resource Centers, American Corners, and other American Spaces around the world access to information that Americans find at their public libraries. We have a broad range of resources about learning English, American history and culture, health, business, and more.

Each month, eLibraryUSA highlights resources based on a different theme. We also offer topic guides that help you research particular subjects, such as general science and U.S. politics.

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