Václav Havel library in Paris-La Chapelle: a gift for everyone

Written by Thomas Guignard. Thomas is a librarian and photographer based in Toronto, Canada. He has been traveling and photographing libraries for more than 10 years. His images can be found on Instagram under the handle @concretelibraries and on his website. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanetnet.wordpress.com/contribute/ In 1926, as part of the expansion…

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…

Sydhavnen Library Karensminde, Copenhagen, Denmark – the perfect calm setting for a read

Written by Library Planet editor Marie Eiriksson, library consultant, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanetnet.wordpress.com/contribute/ A few weeks ago, on a rainy fall day, I visited my good friend Nicolas from Library School, who works in Copenhagen Public Libraries at Sydhavnen Library. Sydhavnen Library has been in the historical Karensminde building…

Tūrunga, Ōtautahi (Christchurch), Aotearoa New Zealand – the ngakau (heart) of the city returning

Written by Kim Tairi, Auckland University of Technology / Twitter: @kimtairi  For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://atomic-temporary-154548461.wpcomstaging.com/contribute/ On 22 February 2011 in Ōtautahi (Christchurch), Aotearoa New Zealand an earthquake shattered the city. Today as you walk around the central business district which was particularly hard hit, you occasionally find memorials to people who…