Since the year 2000, the Barcelona Provincial Council Library Services Management has published an illustrated fan to distribute amongst the users of the Xarxa de Biblioteques Municipals. These fans are used as a way to promote the libraries and approximately 60.000 are distributed. These are partly distributed during summer activities: swimming pool libraries, beach libraries, reading promotion activities, etc. The fans are also given to the most loyal users of libraries, some of whom collect them.
The cardboard, die-cut and colour illustrated fan includes on the front a main illustration and on the back a sentence related to the chosen theme. This year, the intention is to pay tribute to the library users under the slogan: “Emocions compartides, #bibliolovers”.
Being a bibliolover involves a way of doing and being and, the most important, is that they are part of a group of people who feel passionate about culture and show an attitude to life: a passionate, open and lifelong attitude. It makes them feel proud of libraries, of being members of such a special club, and increasing loyalty and externalising the bibliolover pride.