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Garaget Bibliotek: your day room

Garaget Bibliotek: your day room

Open to everyone, non-commercial, influential, approachable, welcoming, unpretentious, and inspiring, this library is located in Sofielund, a multicultural neighborhood in Malmö, Sweden. It is an interactive library for residents and people active in the area that focuses on going from being the guardian of traditions to catalyzing change in the local community.

The Library is located in a former train garage. Its name comes from this fact but also because it gave a more attractive term instead of just calling it a library. At the beginning, no walls or panels were added to the structure. It was furbished mainly with second hand furniture. This gives the library it’s cozy atmosphere but the staff is also welcoming and warm. After listening to the needs, three rooms were created: a quiet room for reading and studying, a room for computers and a meeting room anyone can use with prior reservations. Just recently, the teens room had been called “The Fantastic Fantasy Room” but is now under renovation after listening to the desire of the young patrons to change it. […]

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