Next Library 2021:

Timeline for Next Library 2021

August 2020

Call for ideas and themes– submission deadline October 1st 2020
to stakeholders, members of the Next Library® Community and the international community of library practitioners and managers and Next Library Advisory Board to identify themes that are relevant for the future of public libraries from different perspectives.

October 2020

Review of ideas and suggestions for themes:

Thanks for all your input!

November - December 2020

The Next Library Crew is monitoring the Covid-19 situation and thinking about how it might affect the Next Library internatioinal activities
Reach out to Next Library Advisory Board and other partners for inspiration and ideas  for the future of Next Library community & other international library networks.

January 2021
Announcement: It's alive! Global warm-up for Next Library 2021

February - March 2021
Planning and testing experiments, connecting to network

Call for voices:
April 2021
12 - 16 April - Voices of Next Library on Next Library Channel
Stories from the global library community: Video greetings from around the world: inspiration tours, best-spot-in-my library or my community, invitations for collaborative library innovation

May - June 2021
30 May - Prologue & social event

31 May – 1 June: Collaborative experimenting for Next Library Online Festival in Aarhus, Oslo, Brisbane and Boston

3 June – 2021 Next Library Online Festival

We reserve the right to alterations & surprises

Get social with us

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Voices of Next Library: April 12-16

Next Library Festival: June 3



Systematic kicks off hunt for world’s best reading project Joy of Reading Award 2021

Posted by Next Library on February 3, 2021 at 18:39 0 Comments

The Systematic Joy of Reading Award is an international award founded by the software company Systematic in collaboration with Aarhus Public Libraries, and is presented every other year at the international Next Library conference in Aarhus.

The award is given to a project which is working innovatively to combat illiteracy, and which…


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