On The Beach

In this sad era of library closures and drastic funding cuts, one nation has found novel ways to reach out to library users. In the Netherlands, they’ve launched the world’s first airport library (at Amsterdam Schiphol) and now they’ve opened a beach library or strandbiblioteek at Ijmuiden. The small port city, just over ten miles NW of Amsterdam, has put a branch of the city library directly onto the beach. The library is open to locals and tourists alike, and they even stock English language books.

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1 Response to On The Beach

  1. dia says:

    I like it! Hate to see libraries becoming instinct–I love to read, but I must admit I don’t go to the library like I used to now that I have a kindle. I think a library on the beach is perfect! Also in parks!

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