The Storyhouse, Chester, England – Once upon a time there lived a library…

Written by Phil Segal For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Once upon a time in a land far, far away… Chester, North West England, to be precise – there lived a library.  The history of The Storyhouse reads like something of a fairytale in itself; a formerly unremarkable repository that had seen…

Whistler Public Library, British Columbia, Canada – a readers paradise!

Written by Cristopher Hunt, Teacher-Librarian from Chilliwack, BC. On Twitter and Instagram under the handle @ExLibrisMrHunt. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ In the true spirit of Libraries being inclusive and welcoming to all, a rainbow crosswalk leads the way up to the main entrance courtyard of Whistler Public Library. When…

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…

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,…