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,…

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…

Thailand Creative & Design Center Bangkok Library –Greater with Creativity

Written by Sara Ulloa, Librarian from Peru. Lima For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/.   Location The Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) has been one of my best discoveries in the Library world this year so far. This place is a resource and information center especially for designers and innovators,…

Kailua – Kona Public Library, Kona Hawaii – ukuleles and information Ninjas

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 april I had the very good fortune to be visiting friends just outside Kona, Hawaii. And of course I visited the library there. Kailua-Kona library is the second largest library on…

Bromölla library, Sweden – a place for everyone to meet, read and hang out

Written by Emilia Emilsson. Turism- and lesiure consultant For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Kulturpunkten in Bromölla is centrally located in the municipality of Bromölla in Southern Sweden. Inside Kulturpunkten you find the public library, lectures, exhibitions, book cafés, creative activities for children such as theatre and art work and much…

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…