Hilo Public Library, Hawaii – a beautiful and historical 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/ This weekend I was in Hilo and of course had to visit the library. Hilo Public Library is the biggest library on the big Island of Hawaii. It opened on Jan. 20,…

Greve Public Library – a pirate ship loaded with literature, music and life-long learning

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/ Like anybody else I’m prejudiced about stuff. And sitting on the train towards Hundige Station in the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark, watching the grey blocks of buildings and gas stations float…

Austin Central Library, Texas – a sustainable dream library!

Written by Tony Davies, Michelle Morgan, Daniel Howells and Steven Self For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The Austin Central Library is a must see on any visit to Austin, Texas, described as “the front porch for the city” and rated by Time Magazine as one of their 100 World’s Greatest…

Dr. Hipólito González Library, Argentina – a meeting place at the Faculty

Written by Fernando Díaz Pacífico, Academic Librarian and Interim Director For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The Dr. Hipólito González Library is located in Rosario, a large city with more than one million inhabitants in one of the most fertile lands in the world: the prairies known as Pampa Húmeda. Located…

Book and Blanket, Sopot Health Resort library Poland – relaxing is not the only thing we provide

Written by Roman Wojciechowski, Ewa Lewandowska, Marcin Wiktor For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ A unique branch near the Sopot Health Resort with beach-colored blankets and febuoys hanging on the shelves. With its beautiful, minimalistic design kept in beach-like colors, warm wicker furniture it invites you to rest and relax. A…

National Library of Finland – beauty, function and that library quiet

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/ In febuary is was lucky enough to visit the Finland National library, the oldest scholarly library in Finland. It is also one of the University of Helsinki’s biggest independent institutes. The library…

Evergreen Park Public Library, Chicago – a green oasis

Written by Anna Wassenaar, Head of Adult Services, Evergreen Park Public Library For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Evergreen Park Public Library is the public community library in the village of Evergreen Park, bordering the southwest side of the city of Chicago. While it is a small library as far as collections and…