The library’s summer tour

By on June 4, 2017

Last Thursday, the launch of the library’s summer tour started. During the next three months, the mobile libraries go out to town, to beaches, festivals and parks to provide the Stockholmers with reading inspiration and holiday literature.

For the third year in a row, the mobile libraries are on tour, and this year the tour company begins three weeks earlier compared with last year. Throughout June, July and August, the children’s book bus and pop-up library will make over 40 stops around Stockholm. The mobile libraries appear on beaches, festivals and parks throughout the summer to make book loans and professional reading tips more accessible to holidaymakers.

The tour began on Thursday, June 1, with the pop-up library that opened up the activities between fruit and flower stands at Hötorget. After that, the children’s book bus and pop-up libraries stopped in Hässelby farm, Enskede, Vårberg, Gubbängen and Bagarmossen. New for this year is also the Pop up park on Valhallavägen where the library will be a recurring feature throughout the summer, including a book cabinet where everyone can exchange books with each other.

– Libraries will meet Stockholmers everywhere, even outside the walls of the libraries. Through the moving summer tour, many stockholmers of all ages have the chance to get reading tips, inspiration and library cards. That the library is moving and looking up people is an important part of the library assignment, says Roger Mogert, kultur- och stadsbyggnadsborgarråd.

We do not sit and roll the thumbs and wait for everyone to come to the library. This summer we come to you, in both waiting and unexpected places. Look out for your nearest moving library, says Katti Hoflin, city librarian.

In the children’s book bus you can go in and stroll among the bookshelves (summertime the bus has a part for adults too). The pop-up library is in smaller format, but just like on the bus you can borrow books and busy oneself. See the overall schedule for the summer tour below.

June

1/6 Torgbibliotek Hötorget 12.00-18.00, pop up
6/6 National Day Skärholmens gård at 11.00-16.00, Children’s book bus
6/6 National Day Rinkeby Square at 13.30-16.30, pop up
8/6 Forsängens parklek, Farsta strand from 16.00-18.00, fairytale in the greenhouse, pop up
14/6 Inauguration pop up park Valhalla Road, opening ceremony at 17.00-18.00, continuing in the evening to about 20, pop up
15/6 Summercamp Girls Only, Västertorp, at. 11.00-15.00, pop up
18/6 Ideasbox, Kungsträdgården, 12.00-18.00, Children’s book bus
19/6 Hässelby farm at 12.00-17.00, Children’s book bus
20/6 Eken Cup, Gubbängens IP, at. 11.00-14.00, pop up
21/6 Pop up parks Valhallav at 11.00-14.00, pop up
26/6 Hässelby gård from 12:00 to 17:00, Children’s book bus
28/6 Pop up parks, Valhallav at 11.00-14.00, pop up
30/6 Pop up parks Valhallav, 11.00-14.00, pop up

July

3/7 Hässelby Gård, 12.00-17.00, Children’s book bus
4/7 Enskede, 13.00-16.00, Children’s book bus
5/7 Flatenbadet (at the rain rabbit park), 11.00-15.00, Children’s book bus
5/7 Pop up parks, at 11-14, pop up
5/7 127 festival in Bredäng at 13-17, pop up
7/7 Pop up parks, Valhallav, at 11-14, pop up
7/7 127 festival in Bredäng at 13-17, pop up
10/7 Hässelby gård, 12.00-17.00. We celebrate the summer with quiz and prices! Pop up
10/7 Pendant station Odenplan opens at 8.30-9.30 and 16.00-17.00, pop up
11/7 Enskede, 13.00-16.00, Children’s book bus
12/7 Pop up parks, Valhallav, 11.00-14.00, pop up
14/7 Pop up parks, Valhallav, 11.00-14.00, pop up
17/7 Hässelby gård, 12.00-17.00, pop up
18/7 Enskede, 13.00-16.00, Children’s book bus
19/7 127 festival, Vårberg, 11.00-16.00, Children’s book bus
21/7 Pop up parks Valhallav, 11.00-14.00, pop up
24/7 Hässelby gård, 12.00-17.00, pop up
25/7 Enskede, 13.00-16.00, Children’s book bus
31/7 Hässelby gård, 12.00-17.00, pop up

August

2/8 Pop up parks Valhallav, 11.00-14.00, pop up
4/8 Pop up parkValhallav, 11.00-14.00, pop up
5/8 Bagarmossen, time not determined, pop up
7/8 Hässelby gård, 12.00-17.00
9/8 Bagarmossen, time not set, Children’s book bus
15 / 8-19 / 8 CULTURAL FESTIVAL, Norrbro, Children’s book bus
20/8 Bokbordet, Drottninggatan, Children’s book bus
26/8 Parks day, time not set, pop up
26/8 Bagarmossen’s day, time not set, Children’s book bus

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