The Most Playful Libraries in the World

We could write volumes about our love for libraries — andwell, we kind of have. During our Internet travels, we’ve stumbled across some pretty amazing places for book lovers. After spotting a playful library on Colossal, featured after the jump, we were inspired to seek out other lighthearted libraries that emphasize imagination, fun, and bookish wonder. The most well-read, creative people know that adventure and play can be a wonderful tonic for the soul. Check out more playful libraries for literature lovers of all ages.



Architect Moon Hoon designed the Panorama House in South Korea, which features a multi-functional library. A wooden slide (used by the adults in the home, too!) is flanked by stair step bookcases. Every part of the built-in library performs double duty, making it the heart of the home. The family also uses it as a seating area for their home theater, a work desk (underneath), and a casual reading hangout.