City of Perth Library, Perth, Australia – a Dream in universal design

Written by staff at City of Perth Library For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/   The modern, award-winning City of Perth Library is in the vibrant Cathedral Square precinct in the heart of the City. It is a public library, with a collection split across five levels and a range of…

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,…

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…

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”…

Pusey House Library, Oxford, England – the heady mixture of incense and old books

Written by Anna James For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Pusey House (pronounced Pew-zee) was opened in 1884 as a memorial to Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), Regius Professor of Hebrew, Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, and for forty years a figurehead of the Oxford Movement in the Church of England. When…

Lejre Public Library, Denmark – from old train station to caring community hub

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/ Lejre Public Library – located in the old train station building I just put it out there from the beginning: Lejre Public Library is a library out of the ordinary; An…