Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Books 4 Vijećnica's video poster
Play

Books4Vijecnica - collecting books for the war-damaged University Library Vijecnica, collecting books for Bosnia`s students! Read more

87
backers
$5,400
pledged of $5,000 goal
0
seconds to go

Funded!

This project was successfully funded on February 13, 2011.

Books4Vijecnica - collecting books for the war-damaged University Library Vijecnica, collecting books for Bosnia`s students!

Elma Mahmutovic
Project by

Elma Mahmutovic

First created  |  0 backed

See full bio Contact me

About this project

The purpose of this project is raising awareness about VIJECNICA - formerly the National University Library building. Our initiative is to re-establish the destroyed book collection of Vijecnica for the University students in Sarajevo! During the four-year long Serb siege of Sarajevo, from 1992 till 1995, Vijecnica was repeatedly shelled by the Yugoslav and afterward by the Serbian army. On the fatal date, the 26th of August 1992, the library building was in flame. Around 80 percent of the book collection, around 2 (two) million publications and more than 6000 valuable rare items and documents as well as the interior of the Library were completely destroyed in the fire. From April to August 1992, in an unforeseen set of events, the Library staff evacuated parts of Library collection to various locations in the city - atomic shelters, basement rooms, university buildings or other cultural centers. Inadequate and "temporary" premises, barely sufficient to accommodate retrieved publications, performed all the tasks of the national library. Not much has changed since then. There have been initiatives in repairing the Library building, though not many have been taken in restoring the book collection. Therefore, we, a group of young enthusiasts from Humanity in Action, started this action. We believe it is important to restore the destroyed book collection and help the students of Sarajevo by providing contemporary books.

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question

Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $4 or more

    5 backers

    Thank you!! By pledging four dollars, we will enable you to follow the project in detail by including you in our very special books4vijecnica google group!!

  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    22 backers

    Thanks! By pledging 10 dollars, you will receive a postcard directly from Sarajevo thanking you for helping the project realization!!

  • You selected
    Pledge $30 or more

    14 backers

    A movie about the war in Bosnia will be sent to you if you pledge 30 dollars!

  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    12 backers

    A poster with your name and and picture will be put on the library walls together with the donated books if you donate 50 dollars!!

  • You selected
    Pledge $70 or more

    2 backers

    Your name will be put on the donated books indicating that YOU are one of the sponsors of this project! Imagine thousands of Bosnian students reading your name in their books if you donate only 70 dollars!!!!

  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    11 backers

    Poster + your name in the donated books!

  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    4 backers

    You will get an official thank you note in Bosnia's biggest newspaper and the copy will be sent directly to your home if you donate 200 dollars

  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    1 backer

    You will get the thank you note in Bosnian newspapers and your name in the donated books!

  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    0 backers

    You will get all of the above!!!

Funding period

- (25 days)