The American Corner in Šiauliai was established in 2005 as a partnership between the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania and Šiauliai Povilas Višinskis Public Library. The main aim of the Corner is to introduce U.S. culture, economy, literature and history to Lithuanian readers. The American Corner provides readers a wide range of educational literature including encyclopedias, English language teaching literature, American fiction, history, geography art and music books, various educational CDs and DVDs. The American Corner also subscribes to 18 journals published in the United States. The American Corner hosts various events, lectures and art exhibitions. In general, the American Corner in Šiauliai represents the long-standing commitment of the U.S. to spread the ideas and values of American democracy and civil society.