Window on America Centers

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv supports a network of public access resource centers throughout Ukraine. This network includes 29 “Window on America” Centers in regional cities throughout Ukraine, including 4  “Window on America” Centers for future leaders, and American Library in Kyiv. Each Window on America Center is a partnership between the United States Government and a Ukrainian library.

Just like American Corner programs elsewhere in the world, the Window on America Centers are designed to provide up-to-date information on the United States and to augment English-language collections of the host libraries. The mission of each center is to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Ukraine. The Centers accomplish this by providing information about U.S. history, government, society, and values to Ukrainian audiences; providing access to Internet resources, and serving as focal points for U.S. assistance and exchange programs.

The U.S. Embassy has allocated funds to establish Window on America Centers in libraries throughout Ukraine. The regional libraries provide space and English-speaking staff members. The U.S. Government provides the start-up capital to purchase a basic set of books, CD-ROMs and video collection of documentaries and classic American films. The libraries also receive a grant for furniture and equipment, including computers with Internet access, a printer, copier, TV, a DVD player, iPads and e-readers.

The Embassy also offers local training for librarians of Window on America Centers. Heads of Window on America Centers visited the U.S. on the State Department’s International Visitor Program and Open World Program. During their tour, the librarians learned about the organization and administration of libraries in the United States, while studying current trends in reference sources and the uses of technology in the field. Participation in these programs gave them first-hand experience of living in America and helped them to make their resource centers more effective and innovative.

Activities

Each Window on America Center hosts a variety of events designed to bring Americans and Ukrainians closer together. Regular talks by U.S. Speakers, Embassy staff, Fulbright scholars, Peace Corps Volunteers, and other Americans allow U.S. and Ukrainian citizens to interact. The Window on America Centers also provide a venue for the Embassy’s outreach activities, offering a distribution point for the Department of State’s Office of International Information Programs (IIP) publications, a meeting place for USG-program alumni, and a host for photo exhibits, visiting speakers, film series, and other events that promote a better understanding of the U.S.

The centers are already showing their potential to reach a wide range of Ukrainian audiences. On their own initiative, the Windows have organized dozens of events – lectures, seminars, trivia contests – that gave Ukrainians an opportunity to learn more about the United States.

Addresses of Window on America Centers:

Window on America Center
Cherkasy Oblast Research Library
18000 Cherkasy, 8 Baydy Vyshnevetskoho Str.
Tel.: +38 068 991 2478
E-mail: ck.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woacherkasy

 

Window on America Center
Chernihiv Oblast Research Library
41 Prospekt Myru, Chernihiv, 14000
Tel.: +38 068 941 3758
E-mail: cn.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woachernihiv

Window on America Center
Chernivtsi Oblast Research Library
47 O. Kobylianskoi St., Chernivtsi, 58000
Tel.: +38 068 941 4092
E-mail: cv.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woachernivtsi

Window on America Center
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Research Library
18 Dmytro Yavornytsky Pr., Room 19, Dnipro, 49000
Tel.: +38 068 990 6203
E-mail: dp.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woadnipro

Window on America Center
Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast Research Library
46 Nezalezhnosti St., Ivano-Frankivsk, 76018
Tel.: +38 068 941 2045
E-mail: ivfr.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woacenterivanofrankivsk

Window on America Center
Central Scientific Library of Kharkiv V.N. Karazin National University
4 Svobody sq., room #747, Kharkiv, 61022
Tel.: +38 068 941 3948
E-mail: kh.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woakharkiv

 

Window on America Center
Kherson Oblast Research Library
2 Heroiv Krut St. (formerly Dnipropetrovska), Kherson, 73024
Tel.: +38 068 941 3765
E-mail: ks.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woakherson

Window on America for Future Leaders
Kherson Oblast Children’s Library Named after Dniprova Chaika
1 Himnazychna Str., Kherson, 73000
Tel.: +38 068 990 6174
E-mail: ks.ch.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woafuturekherson

 

Window on America Center
Khmelnytskyi Oblast Research Library
28 Heroiv Maidanu St., Khmelnytsky, 29000
Tel.: +38 068 991 0584
E-mail: km.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woakhmelnytsky

 

Window on America Center
Kirovohrad Oblast Research Library
Velyka Perspektyvna St. 24, Kropyvnytskyi, 25006
Tel.: +380 689 914 081
E-mail: kr.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woakropyvnytsky

American Library at Kyiv Mohyla Academy
8/5 Voloska St, Kyiv 04070
Tel.: +38 068 941 3062
E-mail: ky1.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woalibrarykyiv

Window on America for Future Leaders
National Library of Ukraine for Children
60 Yanusha Korchaka Str., Kyiv, 03190
Tel.: +38 068 991 1328
E-mail: kv2.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woafuturekyiv

Window on America Center
Volyn Oblast Research Library
11 Shopena str., Lutsk, 43025
Tel.: +38 068 990 6934
E-mail: lu.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woalutsk

Window on America Center
Lviv Oblast Library for Youth
9, Ploshcha Rynok, Lviv, 79008
Tel.: +38 068 941 4277
E-mail: lv.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woacenterlviv

 

Window on America Center
Scientific Library of Mariupol State University
129, Budivelnykiv Av., Mariupol, Donetsk oblast 87548
Tel.: +38 068 990 8904
E-mail: dn.mrpl.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woamariupol

Window on America Center
Mykolaiv Oblast Research Library
9, Moskovska St., Mykolaiv, 54001
Tel.: +38 068 941 2016
E-mail: mk.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woamykolaiv

Window on America for Future Leaders
Mykolaiv City Library for Children Named after Kobera and Khomenka
173 Tsentralnyi pr., Mykolaiv, 54003
Tel.: +38 068 990 7984
E-mail: mk.ch.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woafuturemykolaiv

Window on America Center
Odesa National Research Library
13 Pastera str., Odesa, 65023
Tel.: +38 068 991 1956
E-mail: od.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woaodesa

Window on America Center
Poltava Oblast Research Library
36000, Poltava, 17 Nebesnoi Sotni Str.
Tel.: +38 068 990 8039
E-mail: pl.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woapoltava

Window on America Center
Rivne Oblast Research Library
6 Korolenka St., Rivne, 33028
Tel.: +38 068 941 1800
E-mail: rv.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woarivne

Window on America Center
Slovyansk Central City Library
2A Ploshcha Soborna,
Slovyansk, Donetsk oblast, 84122
Tel: +38 068 991 2609
E-mail: woaslovyansk@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woaslovyansk

Window on America Center
Luhansk National Taras Shevchenko University
1 Ploshcha Hoholia, room 306, Starobilsk, Luhansk oblast 92700
Tel.: +38 068 991 4654
E-mail: lg.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woastarobilsk

Window on America Center
Sumy Oblast Research Library
10 Heroiv Sumshchyny St, Sumy 40030
Tel.: +38 068 941 3566
E-mail: su.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woasumy

Window on America Center
Ternopil Oblast Research Library
15 Shevchenka Blvd., Ternopil, 46001
Tel.: +38 068 941 1610
E-mail: te.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woaternopil

Window on America for Future Leaders
Ternopil Oblast Library for Youth
29 Nechaya Str, Ternopil, 46003
Tel.: +38 068 990 6893
E-mail: te2.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woafutureternopil

Window on America Center
Zakarpatska Oblast Research Library
16, Svobody Avenu, Uzhhorod, 88018
Теl.: +38 068 941 2480
E-mail: zk.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woauzhhorod

Window on America Center
Vinnytsya Oblast Research Library
73 Soborna St., Vinnytsya, 21100
Tel.: +38 068 941 2823
E-mail: vi.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woavinnytsia

 

Window on America Center
Zaporizhzhia Oblast Library
142 Soborny Av., Zaporizhzhia, 69095
Tel.: +38 068 941 4880
Е-mail: zp.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woazaporizhzhia

Window on America Center
Zhytomyr Oblast Research Library
4, Novyi Boulevard, Zhytomyr, 10014
Tel.: +38 068 941 1770
E-mail: zt.woaukraine@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/woazhytomyr