Angol nyelvű bemutatkozás - Introduction
Wekerle Community Centre and Library - WKK
7 Petur Street, Budapest 1192
Phone: 06-1-282-9895, 06-1-358-0690
Director: Szabó Mária
Wekerle Community Centre has been open for 35 years in the heritage protected greenbelt Wekerle site in Kispest. Its main target audience consists of families with little children, pre-school and primary school students moreover there are several courses and clubs for adults. Attractiveness of WKK lies in the family spirit and the children programmes.
At weekends puppet shows, dance clubs, handcraft, green programmes and special events are offered.
On weekdays there are several development programmes for babies, pre-school and primary school workgroups, courses for adults and clubs. An own pottery workshop is being operated.
WKK places a strong emphasis on environmental awareness. Green Saturdays have been organized every quarter since 2009. Several green competitions are held for children. In 2011 great success was attributed to the “Adopt a Tree” program, which has been taken over by the municipality. “DIY” courses are organized on a regular basis (cheese making and soap making courses).
During summer time the building is noisy due to camps.
A library belonging to the institution is in the centre of Wekerle estate, with 7000 volumes. The collection consists of mainly children and youth books as well as books on bringing up children and a numerous volumes of classical literature, compulsory readings and entertainment books. Thanks to the library development by the EU the institution has a bilingual homepage.
The public bookshelf called “Put a book - Take a book” is rather popular.
The main building in Petur Street has been renovated on EU sources, thus a modern yet human scale institution is accessible for people with reduced mobility.
Location: 5-10-minute walk from Europark Shopping Centre (Határ Street metro station) or 1 stop by bus 194.