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…

Middelfart Library – Culture Island

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/ This library is special to me. Middelfart is the town i grew up in, but in the 80’s when I would ride my bike to and from the library, it was situated in…

Malmö City Library – a mystical and magical place for kids

Written by Karen Myhre, development consultant at Gentofte Libraries. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Malmö  City Library is really worth a visit. It is spacious and modern and has a wonderful atmosphere. When you arrive, you notices how the library consist of an older section and a section that was added…

Cala Murada Public Library – a Spanish window to German literature

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/ In the warm hills of Cala Murada on the south east of Mallorca, Spain, you find Cala Murada Public Library. The Library is a one room library located just on…

Blaagaarden Public Library – an urban garden of knowledge

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/ On a nice run in Copenhagen I stopped to get a rest and realized I was stopped right next to Blågården Public Library. It was a while since I’ve been…

Hvalsoe Public Library, Denmark – A community pearl by the lake

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/ The city of Hvalsoe holds a population of 4.000 and is located between the larger towns of Roskilde, Ringsted and Holbæk on the Island of Zealand in Denmark. Hvalsoe is…