Stormen Library, Bodø, Norway – a wooden staircase to library heaven

Written by Tony Davies. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Bodø is a small city just above the Arctic Circle. It’s the northern terminus of Norway’s railway system and a port on the famous Hurtigruten express boat service along the Norwegian coast. A jumping off point for tours to the beautiful Lofoten Islands,…

European Solidarity Centre Library, Gdansk – Underground resistance archive in award winning museum

Written by Olena Waśkiewicz (Twitter @byolena), currently working in an academic library in Winchester, UK. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ [This is our library number 100 on Library Planet since we started – wow, thank you for all the wonderful library stories from around the world. You willingness to share the library love…

Dragør Public Library, Denmark – community calmness and a blooming library backyard

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 library tourist strikes again Far out on the Island of Amager between Copenhagen and the south of Sweden you find the city of Dragør. Think little yellow houses, cobbled streets,…

Hollænderhallen Public Library – a 2nd floor community buddy on wheels

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 library tourist is at it! A part of the greater Copenhagen area in Denmark is called Amager and is an island just around 95 square kilometers and with about 205.000…

Tårnby Public Library, Denmark – a playful and pleasant place

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/ Going to a workshop a couple of weeks ago, I got to visit Tårnby public library. I have seen pictures from this library before and was excited to go. Tårnby is a…

Library of the Goethe Institute Sofia, Bulgaria – a german community incubator

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/ The Goethe Institute promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. It is a network Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres. The…

Oceanic Free Library in Rumson, New Jersey, USA – a community hub

Written by Lindsey Hintelman, former OFL board secretary and the great-great-great-grandaughter of the buildings original owner For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The OFL has been a community hub for as long as I can remember. Every month two different local artists showcase their works. We have had numerous “gallery openings”…