American Corners

American Corners
American Corners

Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and participating Korean public libraries, American Corners in Korea are a joint partnership for sharing information, entertainment, culture, and educational resources with Korean citizens. There are presently three American Corners in Korea. The first American Corner opened in Busan at the Busan Metropolitan Simin Municipal Library on February 5, 2004; the second in Daegu at the Daegu Metropolitan Jungagng Library on March 19, 2004; and the third in Gwangju at the Gwangju Metropolitan Mudeung Library on September 17, 2004. The mission of each American Corner is to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Republic of Korea, and to offer resources and programs supporting cultural exchange.

Busan American Corner

About Busan AC

Partnership Space, co-managed with the embassy’s Public Affairs Section but is operated by local host institution

Opening date: February 5, 2004

Address: Busan Metropolitan Simin Municipal Library, Choeup-dong Busansiripdoseogwan Busanjin-gu Busan 614-705

Contact person:
Ms. Han, Nam Sook
Tel: (051) 810-8287
E-mail: busan@americancorners.or.kr
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ACBusan
Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday: 9:00-18:00

The American Corner Busan is a resource center located on the first floor of the Busan Metropolitan Simin Municipal Library that will provide the people of Busan with open, factual, and accurate information about the United States, its people, culture, history, government, and institutions. Students seeking to conduct research on the United States and members of the general public desiring to improve their English language skills through free access to a comprehensive collection of English language print and electronic materials will benefit from the American Corner’s presence at the Simin Library.

Since 2000, the U.S. Department of State has funded the development of 99 American Corners in over 28 countries worldwide. The American Corner at the Busan Metropolitan Simin Municipal Library will supplement the library’s existing 500,000-volume book collection and enhance the variety of educational programs already offered by the library by providing additional educational programming in English on a regular basis.

Resource

Collections Available at Busan AC
There are about 900 books and 300 Audio-Visual materials available at each American Corner site. You can review the full list of materials here

American Corner

About Daegu AC

Partnership Space, co-managed with the embassy’s Public Affairs Section but is operated by local host institution

Opening date: March 19, 2004
Address: Daegu Metropolitan Jungang Library 25, Gongpyeong-ro 10-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu (41939)

Contact person: Ms. Kim Hae Young
Tel: (053) 231-2046
E-mail: daegu@americancorners.or.kr
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ACDaegu
Opening hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 18:00
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 – 17:00
(Daegu American Corner is closed on National Holidays and every second and fourth Monday.)

The American Corner Daegu is a resource center located on the first floor of the Daegu Metropolitan Jungang Library that will provide the people of Daegu with open, factual, and accurate information about the United States, its people, culture, history, government, and institutions. Students seeking to conduct research on the United States and members of the general public desiring to improve their English language skills through free access to a comprehensive collection of English language print and electronic materials will benefit from the American Corner’s presence at the Daegu Metropolitan Jungang Library. Since 2000, the U.S. Department of State has funded the development of over 100 American Corners in over 28 countries worldwide, including Korea’s first American Corner at the Busan Metropolitan Simin Municipal Library, which opened in February 2004. The American Corner at the Daegu Metropolitan Jungang Library will supplement the library’s existing print and multimedia collection while enhancing the variety of educational programs already offered by the library by providing additional educational programming in English on a regular basis.

Resource

Collections Available at Daegu AC
There are about 900 books and 300 Audio-Visual materials available at each American Corner site. You can review the full list of materials here

Gwangju American Corner

About Gwangju AC

Partnership Space, co-managed with the embassy’s Public Affairs Section but is operated by local host institution

Opening date: September 17, 2004
Address: Gwangju Municipal Library (Mudeung), 130, Myeonang-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61191

Contact person: Ms. Kang Se Jeong
Tel: (062) 613-7757
E-mail: gwangju@americancorners.or.kr
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ACGwangju
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 09:00-18:00

The American Corner Gwangju, fully managed by the Mudeung Library, is a resource room located on the second floor of the Gwangju Mudeung Library that will provide the people of Gwangju with open, factual, and accurate information about the United States, its people, culture, history, government, and institutions. Students seeking to conduct research on the United States and members of the general public desiring to improve their English language skills through free access to a comprehensive collection of English language print and electronic materials will benefit from the American Corner’s presence at the Gwangju Metropolitan Mudeung Library

Resource

Collections Available at Gwangju AC
There are about 900 books and 300 Audio-Visual materials available at each American Corner site. You can review the full list of materials here