There are more advantages to small libraries than might appear at first sight. Size has no impact on how dynamic, adventurous, and go-getting you are. Being small is no barrier to beauty, whether in terms of the premises, the collections, or the people who work there and who work hard to create a professional yet welcoming atmosphere for readers. Being small is no hindrance to working alongside more prestigious libraries in an open, complementary exchange. The potential for a shared readership encourages us to work together, hand in hand, often with joint objectives. Being small sometimes gives you an unparalleled degree of freedom, occupying a halfway house between large, prestigious institutions and the local community. The team of librarians at the L’Odyssée library in Lomme make a persuasive case that small is beautiful.