In Lazdijai library

Albinas Andrulionis.

Poet, writer, translator, librarian, teacher. Born in the village of Demeniškės, surrounded by forests in Dzūkija (now Lazdijai district). In Kaunas he completed a course for librarians and began to manage the newly established Lazdijai State Public Library (1937-1940).

This man was brought out of oblivion by the writer and publicist Romas Sadauskas, who spent many summers in Andrulionis' home village of Demeniškės.

The writer's hut no longer exists. Neither the tiny windows nor the creaking door, once sung by Albinas in his folk song poem "Mano tėviškėlė", are here.

In order to commemorate the memory of Albinas Andrulionis, a native of Lazdijai, a children's writer, teacher, translator, and the first librarian of the Lazdijai Public State Library, a prize was established in 2018. This prize is awarded annually to those authors who, with their creative texts (prose, poetry, journalism, essays, etc.) published during the previous calendar year, promote the region of Lazdijai and its people or to the librarians of the municipality of the Lazdijai District for their significant contribution in the area of library science. A commemorative plaque has been erected in 2022 at the homestead of Albinas Andrulionis.