Zahradní Město Public Library – new chocolate in an old box

Written by Tomas Horava For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Prague´s Zahradní Město (“Garden City”) is one of Prague´s suburbs from late 60´: high rise boxes of apartments accompanied by small boxes of shops, restaurants and likewise. One of the small boxes contained a library, local branch of the Municipal Library of…

The Manchester Central Library – a community hub in neoclassical surroundings

Written by Concetta La Spada, library tourist from Cambridge For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ In early July, I visited Manchester for the CILIP Conference. I had never been to Manchester and, during my free time, I could visit this city of such important history for the UK. During the Industrial Revolution…

Nørrebro Public Library – a new and buzzing community living room

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://libraryplanetnet.wordpress.com/contribute/ I live on Nørrebro, a part of Copenhagen. It is a neighborhood what are characterized with a large amount of diversity when it comes to ethnical background, economic status and social…

Unnaryd Public Library, Sweden – small town shared place between woods and lakes

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://libraryplanetnet.wordpress.com/contribute/ Unnaryd is a small town located in Hylte Municipality in Sweden. Unnaryd has around 800 inhabitants and is a classy small Swedish town with wooden houses in red and yellow and…

Stormen Library, Bodø, Norway – a wooden staircase to library heaven

Written by Tony Davies. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanetnet.wordpress.com/contribute/ Bodø is a small city just above the Arctic Circle. It’s the northern terminus of Norway’s railway system and a port on the famous Hurtigruten express boat service along the Norwegian coast. A jumping off point for tours to the beautiful Lofoten Islands,…

European Solidarity Centre Library, Gdansk – Underground resistance archive in award winning museum

Written by Olena Waśkiewicz (Twitter @byolena), currently working in an academic library in Winchester, UK. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanetnet.wordpress.com/contribute/ [This is our library number 100 on Library Planet since we started – wow, thank you for all the wonderful library stories from around the world. You willingness to share the library love…

Dragør Public Library, Denmark – community calmness and a blooming library backyard

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://libraryplanetnet.wordpress.com/contribute/ The library tourist strikes again Far out on the Island of Amager between Copenhagen and the south of Sweden you find the city of Dragør. Think little yellow houses, cobbled streets,…