The OK

An Interactive Space for Youth

On November 30, 2019, Gerðuberg opened a new youth space called OKið. It’s for learning, creating, experimenting, conversing, or simply hanging out. In addition to hosting a diverse program of events created by youth for youth, the space will be free to use during library hours. OKið is a collaborative project, and youth from Breiðholt have taken an active part in its creation.  

North; Digital Story about the Environment

This space, which will always be for youth, explores a new theme each year. The theme of 2020 is based on North, a digital story by Danish author Camilla Hübbe and illustrator Rasmus Meisler. In this story about a young woman named North, the authors draw on shared Nordic heritage and Norse mythology. It deals with big questions and challenges facing young people today, such as global warming and its effects on earth’s natural environment and future generations. The protagonist also takes on her own struggles and goes through a challenging process of personal growth while she’s expected to save the world. Access the story here: Norður | Stafræn skáldsaga.

Would you like to use OKið? 

Teachers and community centre staff members can book the space for the purposes of both teaching and recreation. Individual children can also book the space and receive assistance from the library to bring their dreams to fruition. Be in touch and we’ll see what we can do! 

OKið is open weekdays between 9:00 and 18:00.

OKið is funded by The Children's Culture Fund of Iceland and the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.

For more information, contact:
Ilmur Dögg Gísladóttir, project manager
ilmur.dogg.gisladottir@reykjavik.is
Tel. 411-6173