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…

Ulyianovsk Regional Scientific Library, Russia – a library with a ballroom

Written by Ульяновская областная научная библиотека For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Ulyianovsk Regional Scientific Library is the one the sight of the Ulyanovsk. In 1924 it was named after is V. Lenin. It is located in former Nobility assembly house. Public Library closely connected with the name of the great…

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…

DOKK1 Aarhus Main Library, Denmark – so good they put it on a stamp

Written by Ciara Ní Riain and Janus Engberg Pictures by Ilona Kish, Ciara Ní Riain and Janus Engberg For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Aarhus offers a lot of exciting sights to take in when visiting, even some famous beyond the Danish boarder. One of these hidden gems is Aarhus Main…

Serralves Library, Porto – an oasis of calm

Written by Lucy Ahmed For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Located within beautiful grounds on the outskirts of Porto, Serralves Library offers an oasis of calm within the Museum of Contemporary Art. Prior to the creation of the library, in 1999, the bibliographic collection of the Fundação de Serralves ran alongside…

Skaelskoer Public Library, Denmark – a community anchor by the harbor

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/ Skaelskoer is a small town with a population of around 6.500 located by the seaside in the South-West of the Island of Zealand in Denmark. Driving in from the seaside…

Tingbjerg Library, Copenhagen Denmark – a wooden slice of heaven

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/ I had the wonderful oppotunity to visit this new and very cool library with my team this week. The library in Tingbjerg is part of the Copenhagen library system, situated in a…