Lejre Public Library, Denmark – from old train station to caring community hub

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/ Lejre Public Library – located in the old train station building I just put it out there from the beginning: Lejre Public Library is a library out of the ordinary; An…

Ringsted Public Library – Virtual Reality, a library container and the smell of coffee

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/ Ringsted is located in the Eastern part of Denmark on the Island of Zealand. The city of Ringsted has a population of around 21.000. Lucky for those the city has a…

Linköping City Library – a community oasis of light and empowerment

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/ I visited Linköping City Library on a cold and dark evening in December. Crossing a corner and suddenly the huge library with massive windows arises like a lighthouse in the…

National Library of Costa Rica – a special collection for everything

Written by Jan Erik Hansen, Denmark For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ La Biblioteca Nacional “Miguel Obregón Lizano” is the national library of Costa Rica located in San Jose. It is tasked with curating the cultural heritage of Costa Rica and maintains three copies of every book ever published in the country…

Roving robots, kitchens and creativity at Tampines Regional Library

Written by Phil Segall For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Tampines Regional Library, Singapore, is without doubt one of the most technologically advanced libraries in the world. At its entrance patrons are greeted by roving robot book return units – machines frequently to be seen followed along their designated route around the ground floor…