Bagan district public library, Myanmar – a library amongst the buddhist tempels

Written by Morgane Soltesz Bourel For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ I visited Myanmar at the end of 2017, and I visited the public library in Bagan district, placed in Nyaung-U, in Mandalay region, in central Myanmar. Nyaun-U “village” is a town in the Bagan archeologic buddhist site, 50 km² with…

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…

Wat Damnak Center for Khmer studies library – A library in a Buddhist oasis

Written by Rut Costa Fornaguera For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Located at the east side of the river Siem Reap in Cambodia, Wat Damnak is a peaceful Khmer microcosmos. It houses the largest pagoda in downtown, a primary school, two charities, a sewing academy for young local women and the…

Library of Songdo – No shoes in this pastel party of a library

Written by Daphna Fischer, Direktor Hof-Hasharon Library, Shefayim, Israel. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ I want to tell you about a library I visited in Korea. My husband and I were on a fly-over and decided to tour the city. Songdo is a beautiful city, but empty from people. Only…

Cheongun Literature Library – a mix of modern and traditional

Cheongun Literature Library (청운문학도서관), Seoul, South Korea Written by Nicole Almanza For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ A mix of modern special library and Korean traditional Hanok architecture. In the Spring of 2018, while interning abroad in Seoul, Korea, a friend and I visited the Cheongun Literature Library. We arrived at…