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Dokk1 awarded Public library of the year 2016

16 August 2016 / Project news

The new library in Aarhus, Denmark is the world's best new public library

The prize "Public Library of the Year 2016"  was awarded by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces as a part of the Model Programme for Public Libraries at the annual meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in Columbus, Ohio, USA on 15 August. This is the first time a Danish library has received this honour.

Four libraries were nominated for the award:

  • Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch, USA
  • Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, Australia
  • Success Public Library, Australia

The target group is public libraries, i.e. municipality libraries. The library must be a newly-built or refurbished in buildings that have not previously been used as a library. The opening of the new library must have taken place in the period between 1 January 2014 and 1 June 2016. The prize is for $5000.

We congratulate Dokk1 on this prestigious prize and are proud to have supplied library furniture and solutions for this unique gathering point and meeting place for knowledge, opninions and people.

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