A new report in the Korea Herald compares library provision with Europe and the rest of the world. An ageing population and a rapidly expanding multicultural workforce is radically reshaping the services provided by public libraries. 

The Culture Ministry's policy plan, says the report, 'places importance on expanding the library’s functions. The ministry wants libraries to provide seniors with a venue for lifelong education and also help narrow the gap between information haves and have-nots, including migrant workers and multicultural families.' 
An interesting range of new services is emerging: not just computer classes, but autobiography writing classes where users can also gain insight into publishing.
Fairytale Master Grannies
'Some programs extend to job-related courses for those who want to start their post-retirement career. Galma Public Library in Daejeon, for instance, conducts an eight-week course titled “Fairytale Master Granny,” which provides storytelling skills and a combination of magic and narration to elderly women.' 

A new report in the Korea Herald compares library provision with Europe and the rest of the world. An ageing population and a rapidly expanding multicultural workforce is radically reshaping the services provided by public libraries. 

The Culture Ministry's policy plan, says the report, 'places importance on expanding the library’s functions. The ministry wants libraries to provide seniors with a venue for lifelong education and also help narrow the gap between information haves and have-nots, including migrant workers and multicultural families.' 

An interesting range of new services is emerging: not just computer classes, but autobiography writing classes where users can also gain insight into publishing.

Fairytale Master Grannies

'Some programs extend to job-related courses for those who want to start their post-retirement career. Galma Public Library in Daejeon, for instance, conducts an eight-week course titled “Fairytale Master Granny”, which provides storytelling skills and a combination of magic and narration to elderly women.'