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,…

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://libraryplanet.net/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://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…

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…

Oceanic Free Library in Rumson, New Jersey, USA – a community hub for as long as I can remember

Written by Lindsey Hintelman, former OFL board secretary and the great-great-great-grandaughter of the buildings original owner For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The OFL has been a community hub for as long as I can remember. Every month two different local artists showcase their works. We have had numerous “gallery openings”…

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…

Thailand Creative & Design Center Bangkok Library –Greater with Creativity

Written by Sara Ulloa, Librarian from Peru. Lima For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/.   Location The Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) has been one of my best discoveries in the Library world this year so far. This place is a resource and information center especially for designers and innovators,…