The winner was the public library Stadtbibliothek Bad Oldesloe, Germany, for their project, Harvest Your City: Three Years of Green and Sustainable Library Commitment. The project combines urban gardening with makerspaces
and community building efforts, demonstrating that libraries are more than just book-lending-stations.
One award reviewer compared the Bad Oldesloe library’s ambitious and rigorous project to a “lighthouse in
its region, creating a proactive and interactive space where citizens are the protagonists of a wide variety of
activities to promote sustainability.” With three years of activity and great potential for growth, the Bad
Oldesloe project celebrates the public library as a meeting place for collective thinking about ecology,
space and creativity.
The five runners up for the award came from Kenya, Serbia, Ukraine, China and Hong Kong.
Further information about the winning library and the runners up can be found via the news link on the right >