Red Deer Public Library, Canada – from fire hall to downtown branch

Written by Rut Costa For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Nestled at 49th Ave, in the heart of Downtown, Red Deer Public Library has been open since 1994. It is a major branch of Alberta’s third-most-populous city, after Calgary and Edmonton. This historical building was an armoury built in 1914 to…

Waikiki Kapahulu Library, Honolulu, Hawaii – a busy library is a good library

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/ Just a short walk from Waikiki beach we found this little treasure. The day was very hot and the library trip was a welcome break from the midday sun for me and…

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,…

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…

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…

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…