Frankfurt Dream Academy

Frankfurt municipal library – funded by the hochdrei fund

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Project description

Digital transformation now impacts almost every aspect of life, which makes it increasingly important to acquire skills in communication, collaboration, creativity, and creative thinking in both professional and private contexts. To this end, the Frankfurt municipal library is inviting young people to participate in a “Dream Academy” which aims to strengthen those skills which the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) has defined as relevant for the future. The library also seeks to expands its own local network, adopt new methods and gain experience – and then apply these to its future projects.

The project is particularly targeted at adolescents in three city districts which have no library of their own. In cooperation with their project partner, the association SocialTech e.V., the Frankfurt municipal library plans to install pop-up libraries in these city districts. These will serve as places of learning, experimentation and playful exploration, and thereby strengthen local cooperation. Adolescents and local residents from the respective districts will be invited to take part in creative formats which address the needs and expectations of the young target group and help adolescents acquire important key areas of competence. The library itself will serve as a fourth venue. In addition to overseeing the activities, it will develop interesting programmes and formats for young people based on the experiences and results from the city districts.

Partners: SocialTech – Allianz für Gesellschaft & Technologie e.V., CREATORS COLLECTIVE

hochdrei – Changing City Libraries

With its programme "hochdrei – Changing City Libraries" the Federal Cultural Foundation aims to strengthen city libraries as cooperative and participatory cultural locations.


Frankfurt municipal library

Dr. Sabine Homilius
Director of the municipal library
Hasengasse 4
60311 Frankfurt am Main
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Project Manager

Iris Feldgen
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