Evergreen Park Public Library, Chicago – a green oasis

Written by Anna Wassenaar, Head of Adult Services, Evergreen Park Public Library For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Evergreen Park Public Library is the public community library in the village of Evergreen Park, bordering the southwest side of the city of Chicago. While it is a small library as far as collections and…

Sopoteka, Sopot Public Library, Poland – life here slows down for a moment

Written by Roman Wojciechowski, Ewa Lewandowska and Marcin Wiktor For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Sopoteka is the newest branch of the Sopot Library. This newly established and most modern media library consists of several sections that includes a computer lab, music stands, a reading room with beach baskets and quiet…

Manchester Central Library, UK – Think, relax, explore!

Written by Dr Biddy Casselden Currently on secondment as Head of Library Learning and Research Services (until November 2019), Northumbria University Library, Newcastle upon Tyne UK For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Manchester Central Library sits proudly in St Peter’s Square, and really is a ‘People’s Palace’ to behold.  The creation…

The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre – the Dome

Written by Jes Layton For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ It’s no secret the modern community library is and has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts. There is near to no other more perfect example of this than the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, affectionately called ‘the Dome.’ The Geelong Library…

Töölö library, Helsinki, Finland – a design Pearl

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/ Töölö Library was designed by architect Aarne Ervi, who worked with Alvar Aalto, and many of the classical Aalto furniture can be seen throughout the building. The building is from 1970 but…

Jelling Public Library – books, stairs and hand dolls among Vikings

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/ With it’s population of 3.500 located near Vejle in Jutland, Denmark, Jelling might doesn’t stand out but the area holds huge significance in Danish history. In the Viking Age it served as the…

Billund Public Library – a smack of library and a place for kids in all ages

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/ You know that feeling as a kid when you got a present for your birthday or for Christmas and you just didn’t have any high expectations? Small soft present from auntie…