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Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attends library conference

Photo: Sara Svanemyr, The Royal Court

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has attended the Norwegian Library Association’s conference in Oslo.

Her Royal Highness took part in the panel discussion “Read for life” attended by a cultural director in a Swedish newspaper, a reading researcher from the University of Oslo and an advisor in the Viken County library.

The panel discussed why people are reading less and how to motivate the youth to read more.

The Norwegian library meeting gathers librarians and library managers from Norway to discuss reading, knowledge and literature. It occurs every other year and is the largest library conference held in Norway.

This year, over 500 participants who work in the library industry have gathered in Oslo for a series of lectures, debates and seminars. Topics include the library’s role in a variety of areas, including diversity and knowledge dissemination.

The Royal Court describes the association on their website: “The Norwegian Library Association is a nationwide voluntary organisation for libraries and library users, both for public libraries, school libraries and specialist libraries. The organisation has been arranging library meetings since 1908.”

Crown Princess Mette-Marit is the Norwegian Library Association’s patron.

Literature is something that Crown Princess Mette-Marit has been passionate about for many years, and she has spent significant time promoting literature and reading to the Norwegian people.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.