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…

Marrickville Library and Pavilion, Sydney, Australia – Magic in Marrickville

Written by Paul Jewell (Business Librarian, Western Sydney University) @pdjewell For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanetnet.wordpress.com/contribute/ Marrickville Library main entrance (picture courtesy of Inner West Council Library and History Services) Acknowledgment of Country Firstly, we recognise the Library is situated on land which was home to the Gadigal and Wangal Peoples of the Eora Nation. The library site…