In recent years the library community has seen a renewed interest in library architecture and design. This is due to the change of focus from content and collection development to how libraries engage with their users in a digital age. This means that librarians, architects, politicians and patrons must develop new visions, concepts and ideas for the design and building of libraries. This book brings together a number of articles based on presentations from the IFLA World Congress 2009: historical view of the development of children's libraries over the last century, a look at how children use new media, libraries of the future, innovative design projects for children's libraries from around the world. current theme historical view and new projects
Ingrid Bon, Biblioservice Gelderland, Arnhem, Netherlands, Andrew Cranfield, Director EBLIDA, The Hague, Netherlands and Karin Latimer, Queen's University Belfast, N. Ireland, United Kingdom.