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://libraryplanet.net/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…

Nyborg Public Library, Denmark – a Danish midcentury modern design pearl

Written by Library Planet editor Marie Eiriksson, library consultant, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ I recently had the good luck, to be able to attend a meeting at Nyborg Public Library. Having never been but knowing a little about the history of the place, I was excited to go! And…

Seattle Public Library, Seattle, USA – Everybody is welcome!

Written by Hanna Marie Roseen For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ I live in Seattle and this library is a well-frequented place of mine. It is located downtown and is easy to get to via light rail from my home and work. There are often events going on – I have…

The Storyhouse, Chester, England – Once upon a time there lived a library…

Written by Phil Segal For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Once upon a time in a land far, far away… Chester, North West England, to be precise – there lived a library.  The history of The Storyhouse reads like something of a fairytale in itself; a formerly unremarkable repository that had seen…

Whistler Public Library, British Columbia, Canada – a readers paradise!

Written by Cristopher Hunt, Teacher-Librarian from Chilliwack, BC. On Twitter and Instagram under the handle @ExLibrisMrHunt. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ In the true spirit of Libraries being inclusive and welcoming to all, a rainbow crosswalk leads the way up to the main entrance courtyard of Whistler Public Library. When…

City of Perth Library, Perth, Australia – a Dream in universal design

Written by staff at City of Perth Library For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/   The modern, award-winning City of Perth Library is in the vibrant Cathedral Square precinct in the heart of the City. It is a public library, with a collection split across five levels and a range of…

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,…