The Weissenfels municipal library wishes to redesign its premises spatially and conceptually, as the current situation limits the library’s ability to offer modern services and programmes. With only 235 m2 of floorspace in a city of 40,000 inhabitants, the library cannot provide adequate conditions for encounter and exchange, recreational creativity or concentrated working and learning.
The library has launched the project “Window to the Library of the Future” to accompany its search for a new location. Its purpose is to offer various participation formats which secure the support of and enable decision-makers, community representatives and residents to play an integral role in the library’s process of reorientation as a central cultural and educational location. Secondly, the library plans to construct a real “window” to the future, i.e. a 35-m2 meeting place for young people. The room will serve as a venue for presenting various facets of modern library work and the corresponding requirements and conditions which accompany the process. In this way, local policymakers and residents will be able to learn how libraries can develop inspiring programmes for various user groups and strengthen social cohesion as a place of encounter and discussion in the city.
Partners: Youth Council of the City of Weissenfels, Weissenfels Working Group for Women, Cultural Committee of the City of Weissenfels
Weissenfels municipal library