Sopoteka, Sopot Public Library, Poland – life here slows down for a moment

Written by Roman Wojciechowski, Ewa Lewandowska and Marcin Wiktor For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Sopoteka is the newest branch of the Sopot Library. This newly established and most modern media library consists of several sections that includes a computer lab, music stands, a reading room with beach baskets and quiet…

Manchester Central Library, UK – Think, relax, explore!

Written by Dr Biddy Casselden Currently on secondment as Head of Library Learning and Research Services (until November 2019), Northumbria University Library, Newcastle upon Tyne UK For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Manchester Central Library sits proudly in St Peter’s Square, and really is a ‘People’s Palace’ to behold.  The creation…

The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre – the Dome

Written by Jes Layton For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ It’s no secret the modern community library is and has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts. There is near to no other more perfect example of this than the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, affectionately called ‘the Dome.’ The Geelong Library…

Töölö library, Helsinki, Finland – a design Pearl

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/ Töölö Library was designed by architect Aarne Ervi, who worked with Alvar Aalto, and many of the classical Aalto furniture can be seen throughout the building. The building is from 1970 but…

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…

Skaelskoer Public Library, Denmark – a community anchor by the harbor

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/ Skaelskoer is a small town with a population of around 6.500 located by the seaside in the South-West of the Island of Zealand in Denmark. Driving in from the seaside…

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…

Ladha Meghji Indian Public Library, Tanzania – A breath of history

Written by Helle Arendrup Mortensen For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Ladha Meghji Indian Public Library, Post Street, Mwanza, Tanzania The library is situated in one of the Oldest buildings in Mwanza and named after Ladha Meghji, an indian businessman and industrialist who has never been to school but dreamt about…