Oskar Laurin, Head of the Digital Library, Stockholm Public Library

Bibblix – a reading app for kids

Bibblix is a book recommendations and reading app for children ages 6-12, developed by the Stockholm public library and Malmö public library. The main objective of the project is inclusion of users whom for various reasons feel hesitant towards books and reading. These users, although a heterogeneous group, show a number of common traits that are important to understand when creating relevant services for them. A wish to use the same services as more avid readers and a dislike for products too apparently aimed at them being two examples of this. Bibblix is sponsored by the Swedish Arts Council.

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