Let's be relevant again
Transformative innovation in the library of Nieuwegein
The Public Library of Nieuwegein has developed a new vision on how to shape this new role in the local society. Crucial elements in this are the virtualization of information, contextualization and to facilitate the forming of opinions. The lending of books is not the most important target anymore. It is more important to provide the local people with reliable information that relates to their daily lives and community.
On the third of October (2013) 'De tweede Verdieping' was awarded the prize for being 'The Best Public Library of the Netherlands" in medium-sized cities. The jury praised ''the innovative strength, entrepreneurship, and the way of the library services reach out to many different target-groups. Besides gaining recognition on a national level, we are very proud of the fact that we could host delegations of foreign librarians from at least 8 different countries. This inspired us to continue our innovative efforts.