- Bibliophily has become a form of self -
education, self - expression by means of books.
- Simonas Daukantas bibliophiles’ club is a
society where people join together not only to educate themselves, but
to help in other people’s education. Each member of the club is the
creator of his personal library as well as the helper of spiritual
memory, a quiet labourer of soul; reading is a special act for him;
the book is the means of bringing up person’s soul.
- The society has had 3 periods of its development.
The first is the formation of the club (1984-1986). The second is the
period of maturity (1986-1994). The third period began in 1994, when
the regulations of the club were confirmed. They have the following
- to develop bibliophily as a form of cultural
activity; to value books, especially the old Lithuanian works and
history of Lithuanian culture; to enrich personal libraries according
to our interests; to meet the needs of our club members.
- The club consists of genuine members, honour
members and candidates. During the period 1984-2001 the club has
registrated 37 genuine members and 4 honour members. At present the
club has 11 genuine members, 4 honour members and 2 candidates.
- The club works according to the programme,
confirmed at the club meeting. The main form of the activity is
holding meetings, which take place on the 10th day every month. At our
meetings the reports on bibliophily are red (usually the main report
and giging information). Other forms of activity are conferences,
qruizzes, literature parties, competitions, visiting places connected
with Lithuanian writers and their characters form books, exhibitions,
publications in newspapers, preparation of the special page in our
town newspaper ‘the Plungė’, the formation of our archives
about the activity of the club and Lithuanian bibliophiles; the
publication of the newspaper ‘the Žemaičių bibliofilas’
the maintenance of our club library; the enrichment of our personal
- People consider our activities which affect their
cultural life. We are united by the respect for books. Simonas
Daukantas bibliophiles’ club induces the traditions of the
Lithuanian books, makes cultural creators mature, gives opportunities
for personal contacts and cooperation among readers, makes our life