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

Written by Tony Davies. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/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,…

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://libraryplanet.net/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,…

Hollænderhallen Public Library – a 2nd floor community buddy on wheels

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/ The library tourist is at it! A part of the greater Copenhagen area in Denmark is called Amager and is an island just around 95 square kilometers and with about 205.000…

Tårnby Public Library, Denmark – a playful and pleasant place

Written by Library Planet editor Marie Eiriksson, library consultant at Gladsaxe Public Libraries, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Going to a workshop a couple of weeks ago, I got to visit Tårnby public library. I have seen pictures from this library before and was excited to go. Tårnby is a…

Copenhagen City Hall Library – a hidden little pearl in the buzzing city

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/ In September 2018 a wonderful little secret of Copenhagen became accessible to the public; The City Hall opened its library to everyone. The City Hall is a – to Danish standards…

Library of the Goethe Institute Sofia, Bulgaria – a german community incubator

Written by Library Planet editor Marie Eiriksson, library consultant at Gladsaxe Public Libraries, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The Goethe Institute promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. It is a network Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres. The…

Pusey House Library, Oxford, England – the heady mixture of incense and old books

Written by Anna James For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Pusey House (pronounced Pew-zee) was opened in 1884 as a memorial to Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), Regius Professor of Hebrew, Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, and for forty years a figurehead of the Oxford Movement in the Church of England. When…

Lejre Public Library, Denmark – from old train station to caring community hub

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/ Lejre Public Library – located in the old train station building I just put it out there from the beginning: Lejre Public Library is a library out of the ordinary; An…

Bromölla library, Sweden – a place for everyone to meet, read and hang out

Written by Emilia Emilsson. Turism- and lesiure consultant For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Kulturpunkten in Bromölla is centrally located in the municipality of Bromölla in Southern Sweden. Inside Kulturpunkten you find the public library, lectures, exhibitions, book cafés, creative activities for children such as theatre and art work and much…