On this trip we will visit two branch libraries and a Little Free Library located in a school yard.
Tuesday 15 September 10.00-14.00
Fee: DKK 250 (EUR 48) including bus and lunch
Meeting point: Dokk1 Information Desk at 10.00
Participants min. 25 max. 40
The development of Danish libraries continues on several levels simultaneously. About 10 years ago the first ”kombi-bibliotek” was born in Aarhus. A library that functions as both a public library and a school library. These combination libraries are part of a strategy and a re-thinking of the public library with the goal of maintaining service in smaller local areas, better utilizing local resources, and encouraging civic involvement. Harlev Combi-Library is an example of this strategy in action. At the same time, it shows off new library facilities in a local community, having moved into new premises a couple of years ago. Dorte Vind will tell us more about her work at a combi-library.
Project Boghus (Bookhouse)
Louise Lærke Andersen will tell us about the ”Boghus”project, which is based on the Little Free Library concept. ”Boghus” ("Bookhouse") is a project that will create small micro-libraries and communities within the neighborhoods served by our local libraries. We want people to share their books, to let their books move out into the world, and to take new and unexpected books home with them. It’s a new way to integrate literature into people’s every-day environments based on their specific lifestyles and situations. If we can’t get the busy families to the books, we can take the books to them.
Last stop is Viby Bibliotek - a popular branch library located in the district Viby close to the center of Aarhus. During the last years the use of the library's premises had been rethought. The aim has been to develop and test new forms of services, facilities and activities that meet local citizens' needs and support the transition from library to community center. Hear about the change strategy "Library Services - Shoulder to Shoulder" and the effort to bring the staff new skills in cooperating with the customers and providing events and activities. Get the chance to see the new facilities and interior that supports the strategy.
We reserve the right to alterations and surprises
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