Dundee libraries join in Polish language book scheme

Sinclair Aitken, Chairman of Leisure & Culture Dundee

Polish residents in Dundee will soon be able to enjoy some of their favourite books in their own language.

Dundee is one of a number of cities supporting a programme to promote free ebooks and audiobooks in Polish outside the country for the first time.

A spokesman for Leisure and Culture Dundee said that libraries in the city — alongside counterparts in Barcelona, Dublin, Dunedin, Edinburgh, Lviv, Norwich, Nottingham, Prague and Reykjavik — are taking part in the initiative, Read PL.

He said: “Read PL is one of the largest initiatives in the world promoting reading, making 7,000 titles available.

“This year’s edition will reach a record number of readers in Poland, as well as abroad.

“Among the bestsellers are crime fiction, including Camille Läckberg’s The Ice Princess.”

Posters are being displayed in all Dundee libraries explaining how to access the digital resources.

To obtain the e-books and audiobooks, download Woblink from the App Store or Google Play and go to the Read PL page.

Users can invite up to five friends to gain access to the collection.

Sinclair Aitken, chairman of Leisure and Culture Dundee, said: “This initiative is another great example of the city’s strong European links.

“We are delighted to support this programme and hope that Polish readers in Dundee take full advantage of these free resources.”

The project is organised by the Krakow Festival Office in Poland, operator of the Krakow Unesco City of Literature Programme, and the e-book platform Woblink.com.

Read PL will run until November 30