On this occasion, professionals working with children are invited to take part in discussions focusing on the place occupied by children in society and related issues. The first event, on 14 May, will be on the subject of children’s libraries and will discuss pioneering initiatives in France and Sweden.
Välkommen !


14:00: Introduction
With moderator Maïa Bouteillet, theatre, literary and dance critic and journalist for Paris Mômes.

14:15 – 14:45: The birth of the Les 7 Lieux media library in Bayeux
Presentation of the project and design process for this future media library designed according to public needs and perceptions, based on the «Ikea effect»: building something yourself creates a stronger sense of attachment.
Learn more about the project
With Nicolas Beudon, librarian, director of the Bayeux municipal library. In charge of the new media library project (opening scheduled for 2019).
His blog: Le Recueil factice

14:50 – 15:20 : The Kista library: welcoming small children in a multicultural context
The Kista library in the northwest suburbs of Stockholm was voted “Best Library in the World” in 2015, just one year after it opened. Located in a multicultural district in the heart of a shopping centre, it has become a very popular and particularly open place.
Kista library website
With Carolin Sjöstrand, educator in charge of activities for children from 0 to 2 years old.

15:25 – 15:55 : TioTretton, a library for all the senses
Kulturhuset in Stockholm has five library spaces, of which three are for children and young people: Rum för Barn (0 to 9-year-olds), TioTretton (10 to 13-year-olds) and Lava (14 to 24-year-olds): one has a kitchen, there are no screens in another, and the presence of an adult may be  required or completely forbidden… Each space has been designed especially for its users, in terms of interior design, operating methods, and activities offered. We focus on TioTretton, a library where all the senses need to be alert!
Kulturhuset Stadsteatern website
With Amanda Stenberg, educator for the TioTretton section of Kulturhuset, political science graduate.

16:00 – 16:30: Assia Djebar, a library connected to the entire community
Discover the design and philosophy of the brand new collaborative library Assia Djebar in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, which is based on preparatory research in the community to identify the needs and desires of local residents.
Assia Djebar library website​
With Sandra Algan and Anne-Claire Estavoyer (librarians in charge of the Families department), Matthias Herodin (librarian in charge of the Teenagers department).

16:30 – 16:55 : Fika break (coffee)

17:00 –18:00: Round table
Reading, playing, making – how can these activities be combined and thrive in the library? A discussion focusing on experiences in France and Sweden.
Discussion led by Maïa Bouteillet.
With Nicolas Beudon, Carolin Sjöstrand Amanda Stenberg, Matthias Herodin and Thomas Colombera, a French librarian who worked for 2 years in Sweden, in charge of the Espaces&Architecture section of the journal Bibliothèque(s).
18:00 : Drinks

Discussions in French and Swedish (with French translation).
Admission free, registration required  (please fill in the form)

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