Donation of Slovenian books Cleveland Slovenian Museum and Archives May 14, 2010
In a simple ceremony at the Slovenian Museum and Archives (SMA) the Rotary Club of Maribor Park, Slovenia donated over six thousand books in Slovenian!
The Rotary donated the books in an act of friendship and in an effort to promote the Slovenian language in the Cleveland area. There are more Slovenians in Cleveland than any other place in the world, with the exception of Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia.
Slovenian Consul Jure émauc and Bishop Pevec
Cleveland Public Library will house many of the books as they add to the collection of 4,000 Slovenian books they have on hand.
Senator George Voinovich was on hand to accept the gift and Councilman Mike Polensek was there with a proclamation from the City of Cleveland.
Borut Ambrozic, President Rotary Maribor Park, Slovenia with Slovenian Consul Jure émauc
Senator George Voinovich
Linda Silakoski, VP of Programming of the Slovenian Museum and Archives and Cleveland Public Library Director Felton Thomas, discuss the donation of thousands of Slovenian books to the library.
Ivana Yuko shows a catalog of the books
Luka Zibelnik, Visiting Lecturer at Cleveland State University
Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek (Linda Silakoski in background)
Janet Voinovich and George Brown
Igor Klancnik from the Maribor Park, Slovenia Rotary Club discussed the Open Book project and Barbara Martinic-Zibelnik translates from Slovenian to English.
George Voinovich and Borut Ambrozic
Dean Greg Sadlek CSU, August Pust and Anthony Hiti
Igor Klancnik and Barbara Martinic-Zibelnik
Cleveland Councilman Mike Polensek
Bob Hopkins and Tony Ovsenik
Boris and Rozvita Pfeifer and Tim Pogachar
Felton Thomas Jr. Director of the Cleveland Public Library
Senator George Voinovich
Diane Downing with Senator George Voinovich signing Cleveland International Hall of Fame commemorative book
Gloria Pust and Bishop Pevec
Janet and George Voinovich with Rozvita Pfeifer
Consul Jure émauc and Johanna Bajc
Bob Hopkins, Mike Polensek and Ray Marvar
Mike Polensek, Borut Ambrozic, Igor Klancnik, Bob Hopkins, and Senator George Voinovich
Slavica Rampih, Borut Ambrozic, George Voinovich, Jure émauc, Bishop Pevec, Mike Polensek, Igor Klancnik and Felton Thomas Jr.
Viktoria Skok, Jurecek Zmauc, Janet and George Voinovich, Janja Zmauc and Igor Klancnik
Ray Marvar, George and Janet Voinovich, Bob Hopkins, Jurcek Zmauc