The largest public library in Norway, Deichman, offers a number of services and believes it to be a part of their social mission. The city councillor for culture, sports and volunteer work, Rina Mariann Hansen tells newspaper Dagsavisen, “the library has found a new role in the community arena. It’s no longer a place where one says ‘shhh’.” The inside of a library is an important place for development or just a meeting spot for everyone.
How Norway is using libraries as integration hubs
Author: Agnes Erickson
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Can libraries expand their services to become an integration hub for new arrivals and minorities? That’s what Norwegian officials hope.