Day-long Tour 5: Limburg


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Genk Public Library

Genk Public Library is an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, education, inspiration, meeting, and cultural experience for everyone in the city of Genk and its surrounding area. Since 2008, the library is housed in a truly iconic building on the central town square. The impressive ‘glass house’, designed by the famous French architect Claude Vasconi, is a real landmark. It offers a large collection of books, e-books, cd’s, movies, e-movies en games. Above all, it’s a gigantic and yet cosy living room, a center of educational innovation and service, a vital community hub that provides far more than just free books and materials.
Listen to a local musician playing the grand piano, play a game of chess, admire an impressive collection of modern art, or just relax with your (grand)children on a giant rabbit, reading a picture book. Genk Library plays a key role in closing the digital divide, as well as in offering foreign-language speakers books, courses and a community network. The library also holds an historical collection on Genk, covering an amazing journey of one century – developing from a tiny country place to a post-industrial heterogeneous society.

Bilzen Public Library De Kimpel

Since 2017, the Bilzen library has been recognized as the ‘Best Library of Flanders and Brussels’. Inside you immediately notice why. The atmospheric rooms not only present books, films and music: you can even borrow art here! The coffee corner with sun terrace is ideal for browsing or relaxing. There are also regular art exhibitions. This house of books offers a wide range of events and experiences on a literary and cultural level.