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Monday, 2 June 2014

Bookish Places: Super Cool Library Spaces for Kids

Last week was Library and Information Week, so to acknowledge this great initiative and the wonderful work of librarians, we decided to highlight some of the creative and exciting library spaces you can find around the world.

These are places designed especially for kids. We couldn’t possibly list all the libraries we’d like to, so here are just five favourites.

Let us know if you’ve ever visited any of them and what you thought. Show your kids and ask them for their impressions, too.

The DOK Library in Delft, a city in the Netherlands, is considered one of Europe’s most innovative. It takes a really modern and flexible approach to services and facilities, offering so much there’s something likely to appeal to just about everyone ...

The City of Brentwood Children’s Library in Tennessee, has a gorgeous Story Book Room bound to fire up young imaginations ...

In Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, you’ll find the Kulturhuset Stadsteatern which has two really special spaces: the Rum för Barn library for younger children, and Tio Tretton which is a children-only library that only 10-13 year olds can visit. Both look really enticing ...

England’s Bedales School Memorial Library has the look and feel of a library straight out of a novel like Harry Potter ...

Last, but not least, is ImaginOn, part of the Charlotte Mecklenberg Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. What an experience it would be to have this as your local library - it’s a library combined with a theatre, and has an abundance of fun and educational resources and activities. You can take a video tour of ImaginOn here ...

For information about Library and Information Week, visit the Australian Library and Information Association website.


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