I am student from NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY--Library and Information Science.
In this semester i took one subject about Reading Library,
In my final exam i need to do research about activity from children in Helsinki Library,
I am very interested in BOOKTALKS or named BOOK - TELLERS,
but it is hard to find details about that on net,
I hope to know more about it, hope Sir can help me.
I am really hope to know more about Helsinki Library 's activity for children,
for what i heard it is very meaningful and special,
if i can get more information from Sir, it is also my honour.
Very Thank You!
Children´s library work in Helsinki is very active and versatile including for example co-operation with schools, Real Reader campaigns and “book tipster” activities promoting reading in libraries, schools and day-care centers. Here are some Internet pages concerning library services for children and book talk in Helsinki City Library:
Reading is a Joy, Raija Poutiainen´s article about book talk or book tipping in schools. http://www.lib.hel.fi/Page/28dbe7a7-ac9d-4775-8b97-f87256ad4d4e.aspx
Annual Reports of the Helsinki City Library containing information of library services and activities for children. http://www.lib.hel.fi/Page/617bc4c1-1451-4c82-b004-a416a77b6d3d.aspx
Children´s web pages of The Helsinki City Library http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/children
Some statistics about booktalk for children :
2006 : 392 events, 8286 participants
2007 : 491 events, 9760 participants