At the 2009 World Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), in Milan, Italy, the section on library buildings and equipment and the section on libraries for children and young adults held a joint session. Nine papers from that gathering are presented here. They cover continuities and discontinuities in the history of children's library design, children media culture as a possible key to libraries of the future, a children's public library in Muscan (Oman), building excellent libraries with and for children, Jacksonville (Florida) Public Library's children's and teen's libraries, Santiago (Chile) Public Library as a challenge for children and young adults, the Red Thread in Hjoerring (Denmark), building a new children's library, and children's spaces from around the world. Annotation c2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Ingrid Bon, Biblioservice Gelderland, Arnhem, Netherlands, Andrew Cranfield, Director EBLIDA, The Hague, Netherlands and Karin Latimer, Queen's University Belfast, N. Ireland, United Kingdom.