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Welcome in Library Valašské Meziříčí

The Public Library Valašské Meziříčí is an important cultural and information providing institution for the City of Valašské Meziříčí and is a public library with universal library holdings. It organizes the cultural performances for schools and general public.

Library fond:

Czech book, newspapers and magazines,
Foreign-language literature,
Maps, Guides
Vallachien Regional literature
Encyclopedies, handbooks
Law collections
Audiobooks on MCs
CD-ROM Encyclopedies and teaching programs

phone: (+420) 571 621 589
email: sluzby@mekvalmez.cz

Opening hours   July and August
Monday 9 – 18  9 – 17
Tuesday 12 – 17  12 – 17
Wednesday 9 – 18  9 – 17
Thursday 12 – 17 closed
Friday 9 – 18  9 – 17
Saturday 8 – 11 closed



The history of Krasno’s cityhall is a part of long and difficult development of village Krasno nad Bečvou, that begin from 12. or 13. century. The first written evidence about village Krasno is from 1299. The message from 1374 contained dividing of the Krasno into 2 parts. One third get Oldřich Kortelang. Bigger part,two third, get Vok from Kravaře.

In 1465, the village Krasno get more advances by Jan from Cimburk. In 1491, the village Krasno was changed to small city by Vladislav Jagellonský. In 1516 It was a half larger then Vsetín and Rožnov. The first cityhall is known from the first half of 16. century. But there is no evidence how does it look or where does it placed.

In 1538 Jan from Pernštejn joined the Krasno to Meziříčí as its suburb. The Krasno city council had to sell the cityhall to council of Meziříčí.

In 1555 the Krasno was separated from Meziříčí again and its habitants bought the house to made a cityhall from it. By the time it get unconvinience and they decided to buy a new larger house.

For this reason, they bought it in 1580 for 500 gold coins from Bernard from Žerotín. The village payed it for 32 years.

Since 1580 there is no mention about Krasno cityhall for 2 century. But we know that all disasters and wars didn´t affect it.

In 1765 – 1766 the council decided to make a cityhall reconstruction. The first floor and outdoor stairs was build by village expenses. It used to council meetings and until 1790, when the new school was built, the first floor was used as a school.

In 1877 the coucil rent a groundfloor to local butcher Antonín Zrůnek. In 1900 the fire armoury was built next to south-east wall. The sallor was used as a prison and later as a vegetable stock of Antonie Brožová, the doughter of famous national artist Josef Brož. Under the stairs there was a small room used by cobbler František Zuzaňák.

In 1. January 1924 it´s a second time that Krasno joined with Valašské Meziříčí.The council office was changed to city library. In the first floor was police station and in groundfloor was still the butcher.

In the first half of 19. century there was an court servants´s apartement and 3 small rooms used as a stock and prison. The city council seat at first floor.

In 1848 come a little change. The rooms in the groundfloor was rebuilt to pub for rent. Then were made a new twin-door to the groundfloor´s entrance.

In 1865 comes a complet reconstruction (new front, roof) to design it as we know it today. In 1957 – 1960 comes another general reconstruction as a honor of historical and estetical values. The butcher, fire armoury and others annexes was moved away. The central heating was install in the building. After the reconstruction finished whole building was used as a library.

In 1976 – 1978 comes another reconstruction as static, new electroinstallation, roof repair and new indoor and outdoor plaster. In North-west front was discovered a fresco of St. Florian, who protect from fire.

After this reconstruction there was still problem. The walls comes wet due to floods and summer rain. It´s main reason why comes another general reconstruction in 1986 – 1989. Its main part was complete izolation of building. The outdoor stairs was rebuilt, floors and truss was changed. Next was a new gasroom, social home, and new electroinstallation. The reconstruction comes to useless rooms in loft too. Then comes a new indoor stairs. In November 1989 was open again for readers.

In 7. July 1997 comes the floods and destroy sallor, tearoom and all workplaces in groundfloor. Remove all the damages causes by the floods takes a lot of time, till 1998. In begin of 1999 the building gets new roof, roof windows, front, tearoom and new equipment.