Prison library "library of the year" in Germany

Reply Wed 24 Oct, 2007 03:37 am
The annual "Library of the Year" award will be presented today to the prison library of the Münster prison



Currently the prison library has about 10,000 titles, including 900 CDs and 2000 foreign-language books in some 30 languages.

Most popular among the prisoners were comics, legal literature, history books, dictionaries and love poems. The library has been around over 150 years.

The jury praised in its decision, among others, the high user rate of 80%.
Especially noteworthy was as well that internationally known authors held frequently reading in this library.

The award is the only national library price. Since 2000, the € 30,000 award ($43,000) is given annually by the German Library Association and the "Die Zeit" Foundation Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius.
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Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2007 10:14 pm
I love to see a good library in operation. The local one was moved into a strip center a few years back, then sent to the college campus. The last time I checked, their copy of the Writer's Market was four or five years out of date.
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Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2007 10:18 pm
The wallpaper is a bit odd, isn't it?
Otherwise, good for the prisoners to have such resources.
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Mon 29 Oct, 2007 01:16 am
CalamityJane wrote:
The wallpaper is a bit odd, isn't it?

The usual wallpaper in most other prison rooms are pin-up girls, so this really is (an odd) change :wink:
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