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“Kalle and Keijo’s library classification” is a humorous video about library classification. The animation’s creator, Tuomas Toivainen, is also known for creating the “Hullu – hullumpi – yläaste” animation series […]

This is Sylvi the reading dog from Kuopio, Finland. She is an assiduous vlogger, too. Now with English subtitle. Sylvi the reading dog works in Kuopio City Library. She helps […]

READing Dog Sylvi on the Bookmobile! Now with English subtitles. Sylvi the READing Dog works in Kuopio City Library. She helps and inspires children to read. Sylvi likes books and […]

Tale of a Library is a documentary film made as a tribute to libraries. The documentary tells the story of the library from the late 18th century to the present […]

READing Dog Sylvi taking a peek at old-time Christmas! Now with English subtitles. Sylvi the Reading dog wishes you a Merry Christmas and lots of good readings! Sylvi the READing […]

READing Dog Sylvi packs her gear and heads out to the wilderness! Now with English subtitles. Sylvi the READing Dog works in Kuopio City Library. She helps and inspires children […]

Building of the central library begins in fall 2016 and it will be completed in 2018 to celebrate the centennial of Finnish independence. The library is the Finnish Government’s official […]

READing Dog Sylvi and a ghost story! Now with English subtitles. Sylvi the READing Dog works in Kuopio City Library. She helps and inspires children to read. Sylvi likes books […]

In the Author-Dogs -series JP Koskinen tells us how his dog affects his work as a writer and everyday life. Take a walk with Koskinen and his Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier Hugo […]

Lemminkäinen is the young hero of Kalevala, a proud and courageous soldier. The different phases of Lemminkäinen’s story comprise an essential part of The Kalevala, the national epic of Finland.

In the Author-Dogs -series Timo Parvela tells us how his dogs affect his work as a writer and everyday life. Take a walk with Parvela and his Lancashire Heelers Muru […]

Cycling for libraries is a politically and economically independent international unconference and a bicycle tour starting from Copenhagen, Denmark to Berlin, Germany May 28. – June 6. 2011. The event […]

Sylvi the vlogging READing Dog is on summer vacation and like most finns, she spends some time at the summer cottage. Warming up the smoke sauna, making the sauna whisk […]

A few of Reading Dog Sylvi’s friends came to visit. “Let’s start a book club!”, suggests Reading Dog Sylvi. Sylvi the READing Dog works in Kuopio City Library. She helps […]

In the Author-Dogs -series Sirpa Kähkönen tells us how her dog affects her work as a writer and everyday life. Take a walk with Kähkönen and her mixed-race dog Nelli […]

Choreographing content, Facebook strategy, giving multiple perspectives on a single subject and the overconcern with the death of libraries. This and much more in this week’s episode of TWIL: your […]

Cycling for libraries was a politically and economically independent international unconference and a bicycle tour for librarians and library lovers from Copenhagen, Denmark to Berlin, Germany May 28. – June […]

The video tells about a bookmobile that drives around not only in Lapland but also in Norway and Sweden. The video includes interviews with the bookmobile driver and customers. The […]

Banned books: 1st December UBC University Librarian and IFLA president Ingrid Parent presents The Wars (1977) by Timothy Findley. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on […]

Cycling for libraries is a politically and economically independent international unconference and a bicycle tour starting from Copenhagen, Denmark to Berlin, Germany May 28. – June 6. 2011. The event […]

The multilingual library is your library, no matter where you live in Finland. The Multilingual Library collection at Pasila Library in Helsinki contains materials in more than 80 languages for […]

The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression) have together created the world’s first Banned Books video calendar. […]

Ville Oksanen (Electronic Frontier Finland) talks about Lex Snowden, a citizens’ legislative initiative that would criminalize excessive surveillance of citizens and enhance protection of whistle-blowers in Finland. Reporter: Päivikki Karhula […]

IFLA’s Secretary General Jennefer Nicholson attended the EBLIDA-NAPLE Forum in Helsinki, Finland. She talked about IFLA and the significance of its annual conference. She also expressed some general thoughts on […]

Reading Dog Sylvi’s Christmas preparations. First, a letter to Santa. Happy holidays from Reading Dog Sylvi! Sylvi the READing Dog works in Kuopio City Library. She helps and inspires children […]

Sinikka Sipilä, Secretary General of the Finnish Library Association is interviewed by Tuula Haavisto, Director of Libraries in the City of Tampere. They discuss on Sinikka Sipilä’s experiences in the […]

The World Library and Information Congress 2012, 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, will take place in Helsinki, Finland. The theme of the congress is Libraries now – Inspiring, Surprising, Empowering! […]

Cycling for libraries is a politically and economically independent international unconference and a bicycle tour starting from Copenhagen, Denmark to Berlin, Germany May 28. – June 6. 2011. The event […]

Banned books: 2nd December IFLA President-elect 2011-2013 Sinikka Sipilä presents The Egyptian (1945) by Mika Waltari. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access […]

Libraries are for sure important places. In fact, they can contribute to creating a stronger society. By providing information and related services, they may actually even help individuals in rising […]