Friday, May 01, 2009

Mindspot - a library for youth

At the Aarhus Public Libraries in Denmark, Mindspot is a new concept that is attempting to keep libraries relative to the lives of young people. It is also a look to the future of library science. The goal was to turn the library into a mouthpiece for young people and their culture, a creator of opportunities and an initiator of conversations. The ultimate goal is to build a youth library that will ideally help create a whole person who is professionally skilled, has active leisure pursuits and who is generally interested in his or her surrounding world.

It is a monumental project and appears to be having great success. A detailed 33 page PDF describing the project and processes is available in English here.

And here is the promotional video for the project:

Found at The Shifted Librarian

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