‘Library Planet’ is a crowdsourced journey information to libraries all over the world

As a result of who would not need to go to attractive libraries in all places they go?

Again in June, I wrote about why it is best to turn out to be a library vacationer. Visiting libraries wherever you go is an excellent technique to get to know a metropolis. They’re additionally a handy place to take a break from strolling and sightseeing, to let children recoup and use the toilet, and to speak with locals about their suggestions for issues to do.

However not all libraries are created equal. They are often large, small, public, personal, tutorial, nationwide, kid-oriented, quiet, or vigorous. So how does one go about discovering one of the best libraries to go to that go well with one’s pursuits and firm?

A model new weblog hopes to resolve this dilemma. Known as Library Planet, and simply launched initially of December 2018, it describes itself as “a crowdsourced Lonely Planet for libraries.” In different phrases, travellers can share descriptions and images of the libraries they go to all all over the world for different library lovers to learn and add to their very own journey itineraries.© Christian Lauersen – Nationwide Library of Portugal (used with permission)

Library Planet is the brainchild of two Danish library lovers, Christian Lauersen and Marie Engberg Eiriksson. Each work in public libraries and consider strongly of their function as essential establishments in each neighborhood – and, clearly, as sizzling vacationer locations, too! Lauersen wrote,

“Libraries are cornerstones in larger and smarter communities. Libraries are about individuals connecting and rising. Libraries are fantastic, and touring and visiting libraries are top-of-the-line methods to increase your world… We need to offer you a information to the world of libraries and a possibility to share your experiences with libraries.”

Shanghai library© Christian Lauersen – Shangai Library (used with permission)

To date the weblog has solely 10 libraries featured on it, however that is fairly spectacular for a weblog that is solely ten days outdated; I believe the quantity will improve quickly as guide lovers catch on. The places vary from Europe to Asia to New Zealand, showcasing every little thing from high-tech library robots in Shanghai to an idyllic hobbit window and resident library cat in Auckland. Lauersen and Eiriksson hope to show Library Planet right into a guide sometime, which appears becoming. Anybody can contribute; directions right here.

Shanghai library exterior© Christian Lauersen – Exterior of Shanghai library (used with permission)children's section at library© Christian Lauersen – Youngsters’s part at Hvalsoe Public Library, Denmark (used with permission)

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