Karen is an inspiring young woman who set up Hygge (Cosy) Factory, Denmark www.huggefactory.org Projects with young people to help them express themselves though art. All projects end with a big event and the funds raised at the event kickstarts the next project. Young people grow through the project and she works with young people who have experienced loss, poverty, alcoholic parent etc. Karen says the projects gives young people a voice.
The French Book and the European Book World. [On Google Books] Chapter 1 has interesting background reading on French municipal libraries: "without a hint of exaggeration one of the great unknown treasures of the library world".