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How Seattle’s #PublicLibrary is stepping up to deal with the city’s #homelessness crisis

A pioneering public organisation is taking a stand against the growing problem of homelessness on the West Coast. In so doing, it is re-defining the very idea of a library. 1,767 more words


Vital Vilnius

Last August we visited Vilniaus senamiestis (old town), the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site in Lithuania’s capital.

A gorgeous patchwork of ancient architecture, pleasant plazas, creeks, fields, forests and several hills, the city encompasses a delightful micronation, the Užupis Republic, and the vibrant  1,264 more words

Game On: Circulating Video Games at the Library

Several years ago, it occurred to library assistant, Tiffany Nacion, that it would be terrific if people check out video games from the library, just like they might for a DVD or music CD. 787 more words


Shanghai Library - Between ancient manuscripts and librarian robots

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:  557 more words

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#Library Ranking Europe

LRE visits, observes and ranks European public libraries from a customer perspective. The method is mystery shopping. The goal is to obtain a higher quality in services. 11 more words


#PublicLibraries In Europe: Top And Bottom

This month, we present Library Ranking Europe (LRE), a ranking system created by Maija Berndtson and Mats Öström that focuses on the ability of different European libraries to offer services to its customers. 1,091 more words

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Helsinki’s #Oodi has opened – and it’s redefining the role of #PublicLibraries

Home to a theatre, recording studios and a maker space, Helsinki’s new public library goes far beyond books – although there are still thousands of them under its wavy roof. 108 more words

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