May 24, the regional center of the Presidential Library, operating on the basis of the Lermontov Penza Regional Library, took part in the 13th Orthodox Book Festival "I Know the Letters to Speak Good ...", dedicated to the Day of Slavonic Written Language and Culture and the Day of Memory for Saints Equal-to-the-Apostles Methodius and Cyril, Slovene teachers.
Bulgarian enlighteners Cyril and Methodius created the first Slavic alphabet, which is still in use today, and recorded with it the translation of Holy Scripture and a number of liturgical books.
Within the framework of the festival, the employees of the regional center prepared a virtual exhibition of publications from the Presidential Library collections "Cyril and Methodius – Slovene teachers" and presented guests the collection "Russian language", where in the section "Writing Monuments" they collected annals, documents, works in Old Russian and translated literature of the X -XVII centuries in Russian and Old Slavic languages.
An interactive quiz "Literary texts from the Presidential Library collections" was held for children, as well as they learned about old books, one of which, “The Ostromir Gospel”, is perceived today as a symbol of the millennial way of development of Russian culture.
Visitors got familiar with the electronic reading room of the Presidential Library and saw ancient manuscript chronicles in digital format.
On the website of the Presidential Library, the Penza region is represented by the collection "Penza region: Pages of History". The selection includes archive documents, essays, studies and statistical materials covering the demographic, geographic, socio-economic, socio-political and other aspects of the history of the Penza region at the end of the XVIII century and the first third of the XX century. The current Charter of the Penza region is also presented.