Public libraries are about empowering citizens of all ages to develop and create the skills, knowledge and ideas they need to participate fully and independently in society. Just European countries have 65,000 public libraries within communities invite people to read books and to use computers and the Internet, but also offer courses on a wide range of topics. Trained staff provides personal assistance and are a resource customised to the members of their local communities. Public libraries are a space – trusted and open to all – to learn, discover and share. They can transform our society and communities. Do not hesitate to start to visit public libraries!