Frederiksberg Main Library – old school book halls and underground library adventures

Written by Library Planet editors Christian Lauersen and Marie Engberg Eiriksson, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ It’s Friday afternoon and you just know it’s gonna be a raunchy start of the weekend because you got a library traveling date with Library Planet partner in crime, Marie. A library visit followed by beers and…

Greve Public Library – a pirate ship loaded with literature, music and life-long learning

Written by Library Planet editor Christian Lauersen, director of Libraries and Citizen Services in Roskilde Municipality, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Like anybody else I’m prejudiced about stuff. And sitting on the train towards Hundige Station in the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark, watching the grey blocks of buildings and gas stations float…

Jelling Public Library – books, stairs and hand dolls among Vikings

Written by Library Planet editor Christian Lauersen, director of Libraries and Citizen Services in Roskilde Municipality, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ With it’s population of 3.500 located near Vejle in Jutland, Denmark, Jelling might doesn’t stand out but the area holds huge significance in Danish history. In the Viking Age it served as the…

Billund Public Library – a smack of library and a place for kids in all ages

Written by Library Planet editor Christian Lauersen, director of Libraries and Citizen Services in Roskilde Municipality, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ You know that feeling as a kid when you got a present for your birthday or for Christmas and you just didn’t have any high expectations? Small soft present from auntie…

Skaelskoer Public Library, Denmark – a community anchor by the harbor

Written by Library Planet editor Christian Lauersen, director of Libraries and Citizen Services in Roskilde Municipality, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Skaelskoer is a small town with a population of around 6.500 located by the seaside in the South-West of the Island of Zealand in Denmark. Driving in from the seaside…

Linköping City Library – a community oasis of light and empowerment

Written by Library Planet editor Christian Lauersen, director of Libraries and Citizen Services in Roskilde Municipality, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ I visited Linköping City Library on a cold and dark evening in December. Crossing a corner and suddenly the huge library with massive windows arises like a lighthouse in the…

Carolina Rediviva, Sweden – spiral staircases and a library on the top of the hill

Written by Library Planet editor Christian Lauersen, director of Libraries and Citizen Services in Roskilde Municipality, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ On a hill rising majestic over Uppsala town there is a big building. It is not the city hall, it is not some old castle or church. It is Carolina…

National Library of Costa Rica – a special collection for everything

Written by Jan Erik Hansen, Denmark For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ La Biblioteca Nacional “Miguel Obregón Lizano” is the national library of Costa Rica located in San Jose. It is tasked with curating the cultural heritage of Costa Rica and maintains three copies of every book ever published in the country…

Roving robots, kitchens and creativity at Tampines Regional Library

Written by Phil Segall For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Tampines Regional Library, Singapore, is without doubt one of the most technologically advanced libraries in the world. At its entrance patrons are greeted by roving robot book return units – machines frequently to be seen followed along their designated route around the ground floor…