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Last update: 19 April 2018

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Finalists in 2018 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Announced

And the nominees for the 2018 Public Library of the Year are... The jury has now agreed on the five nominees for the 2018 Public Library of the Year award. All five will now proceed for selection as the the world’s best new public library.world’s best new public library.

28 June 2018

Minutes from mid-term meeting in Den Haag now available

The Public Libraries Standing Committee held a highly successful two day mid-term meeting in Den Haag during March. There was a focus on future projects and plans including the schedule for the WLIC in Kuala Lumpur.

17 April 2018

Entries for IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Now Open

PUBLIC LIBRARY OF THE YEAR We are excited to announce that entries are now open for the IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Awards . First offered in 2014 the Award is a wonderful opportunity to showcase new public library buildings and associated programs, and consider their impact on the community.

1 March 2018