Sorø Public Library – a charming and lopsided experience

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/ Sorø is a small town of around 8.000 citizens on the Danish island Zealand. And it has a library. And a very nice library that is indeed. Walking around in the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Shanghai Library – Between ancient manuscripts and librarian robots

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/ Walking around the corner of Goa’an Road, Shanghai Library rises from the ground like an overwhelming fortress of knowledge with two huge towers reaching for the sky. After being searched…