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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm Inaugurates the American Shelf at "Panait Istrati" County Library Brăila

August 10, 2016

U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm inaugurated today the seventh American Shelf at "Panait Istrati" County Library Brăila. The Ambassador presented the gift of the American Shelf to Library Director Dragoș Neagu. The book collection includes136 titles offering access to reference books, classic and contemporary U.S. literature, English language teaching methodology and English language learning, as well as children’s books.

Similar to the other six American Shelves in Botoșani, Galați, Brașov, Sibiu, Drobeta Turnu-Severin, and Arad, the American Shelf Brăila will contribute to strengthening the U.S. – Romania strategic partnership through a better understanding of the U.S. history and culture. It will serve as a venue in Brăila for sharing common U.S. – Romanian values through interesting and interactive programs with American speakers.

“The launch of this American Shelf strengthens the bonds between the American people and the people of Braila, and it starts an enduring partnership and relationship between the U.S. Embassy, the County Library and the people of Braila,” said Ambassador Klemm at the inauguration ceremony.

The American Shelves are a part of the U.S. Embassy’s outreach program throughout Romania and complement the nine American Corners. American Shelves and American Corners offer authoritative resources about the U.S. and U.S. Culture, study in the U.S., as well as English language learning materials. Also, they are spaces for learning and dialogue about the U.S. values and the world challenging issues.

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