Culture & Civic Life
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, known in English as the National Library of France, is committed to collecting, conserving, enriching, and commu...
La Petite Bibliotheque Ronde opened its doors to the public in 1965. Anne Schlumberger, one of the few prominent female patrons of the time, traveled to the United States and witnessed the power of children's community libraries. Upon returning to France, she supported the creation of La Petite Bibliotheque Ronde in the Clamart, a community located on the outskirts of Paris and, at the time, home to a large number of young children. In the many decades since, the library's significance has not waned. Other than closing for a few weeks in 2006, it has continuously provided access to knowledge and innovative programming for children and families. Today, La Petite Bibliotheque Ronde is open every day of the week to ensure children have maximal access to its impressive collection of books and digital media. The library is committed to both sustaining the traditional role of library spaces and evolving to meet the changing cultural standards of knowledge consumption.
Project - Think Digital and Living Together