Children and young adults department is often the colourful, cozy haven in the library. Libraries designed for children and YA awake imagination and welcome all visitors. The goal is to provide inviting, inspiring and safe library premises, whether it’s efficient room for studying, creative surroundings for story telling or just enough flexible space to hang out with friends.

IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults is looking for articles about innovative use of library spaces: safe and inspiring atmosphere, (re)designing the department, reconstruction, building… What can be done with very little money? DIY, cooperating with users? How to start planning a brand new library or department? How to involve patrons to planning? We are looking for examples that can be easily benchmarked or just wonderful places to see and admire.

Submit your proposal (few lines about the content, key words and your contact info) to editorial board latest on 24 October to ulla.potsonen[at]

The reply regarding acceptance will be sent on 1 NovemberĀ and the final deadline of articles will be 20 November 2016