Library Development for Urban Society

Ludwigsburg municipal library – funded by the hochdrei fund

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Project description

In this project, the Schlösslesfeld branch of the Ludwigsburg municipal library will be converted into a laboratory for new participation processes and innovative programmes in which method sets will be developed and tested. The purpose of the project is to find innovative ways to promote participation in public life in both analogue and digital space.

The branch library has been undergoing renovation since 2019 to make the interior design more attractive to visitors. Based on these measures which are being financed by the city administration, the project will present various accompanying formats that promote citizen participation. In cooperation with residents, the organisers plan to develop a new concept for the library that will more adequately respond to the needs of the people and organisations in the area following the renovation measures. As part of the process, the participants will discuss such matters as interior design, opening hours, accessibility and programme work, and develop feasible solutions. The organisers will rely on the networks and expertise of its cooperation partners to reach out to target groups which have seldom used the library in the past, if at all.

The project is embedded in the citywide sustainable urban development concept, in which the library aims to play a mediating role with respect to the increasing digital pervasiveness in the urban community. The organisers will apply the experience gained from the process to the other branches, as well as the main library.

Partners: Dept. of Sustainable Urban Development of the City of Ludwigsburg, Office for Integration and Migration of the City of Ludwigsburg, Dept. of Youth Matters of the City of Ludwigsburg, Förderverein Schlösslesfeldbücherei e.V., and others

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.

Contact

Ludwigsburg municipal library

Thomas Stierle
Director
Wilhelmstraße 9/1
71638 Ludwigsburg
Website of Ludwigsburg library (external link, opens in a new window)