CATHEDRAL OF KNOWLEDGE
Adjacent to the existing culture house in Ølen, the library has been moved into a new and modern extension. The new culture and learning center is spread over three floors, connected by an elegant spiral staircase.
You easily get a cathedral feeling from the light in the large windows in the high, open space. The number of visitors in the library has tripled and lending rates have also increased significantly. The increased number of visitors is partly due to the central location in the local culture house, where the library is located in the middle of Vindafjord's social and cultural hub with the well-sounding name Sjøperlo (Sea pearl).
In the children's department, there are low, free-standing shelving in the middle of the room and higher shelving by the walls. It gives an airy look and at the same time a good overview. Together with the mobile book browsers, it gives children easy access to the books.
The decor is primarily white walls with dark contrast-filled floor supplemented with strong, fresh colors to create freshness and variety.