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I am doing a project on Programs offered by Finland Libraries that are geared towards improving reading skills (And sponsored by the government). However I… 912 13.7.2011 First, I would like to refer to a question answered in this service some years ago about Luku-Suomi ("Reading Finland") project (2001-2004):… A leaflet in English has been published about the school libraries development project, a part of Luku-Suomi program: A Good School Library. Authors: Hannele Frantsi, Kaarina Kolu , Seija Salminen. Year: 2006. Available as a PDF: Articles concerning reading promotion among children and youth by public libraries in Finland: Selesniemi, Jaana: "Creative writing and book recommendations." Scandinavian Public Library Quarterly; 2009, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p18-19 Kull-Poutanen,…
The flags of Islamic nations are often decorated with the crescent moon. What is the relation between Islam and the crescent moon? 906 23.1.2009 Here are a couple of articles on the subject:
(Hello)! I am an MSLIS student at Simmons College in Boston, MA, USA who is doing an area study project on Finland and its libraries/library and information… 906 14.4.2010 Hello! How nice that you are interested in Finnish Libraries. You have found our website, which contains information about Finnish Libraries and specially public libraries. The site of Finnish Library Association is off course important. Maybe you will find interesting information about Finnish public libraries in Helsinki City Library site, . Public libraries statistics can be found in a database here, . The National Library Website can be of interest , maybe you also could visit the site of the Department Information Studies in Tampere university . I did'nt quite understand what…
I am a Canadian filmmaker who has made a new documentary called Finding Edge Road about the Somalis and Iraqis moving to Lieksa in eastern Finland. I made this… 902 3.9.2015 Please contact The distribution companies: The list of contact details is as follows harry.paivalainen (at) Tel. +358 (0) 50 375 558 Tel +358 (0) 9-8562 9500 Fax +358 (0) 9-8562 9550…
I was just wondering if it would be possible to volunteer at a library? If so, what sort of duties would I be doing? 901 11.2.2014 First of all: if one cannot speak Finnish moderately well, there are quite few jobs at the library available. The customers have the right to get service on their own language. There are some duties, where the fluent Finnish is not so necessary - like putting the returned books back to shelves and other technical jobs -, but the main question is, if the library really needs that kind of help. I would say, that many public libraries do not necessarily want volunteered people, unless they have some kind of experience with the library material or with customer services. But in the end everything depends on the local circumstances and the thoughts of the chief librarian. You just got to visit one of them to know, if working in the library…
Which king was called the sun king and when did he live? 900 1.4.2014 Louis XIV was called the Sun King (“le Roi-Soleil” in French). He was born in 1638 and died in 1715. For more information, please see the Wikipedia article at
Which nation's territory Antarctica is? 894 21.1.2009 Antarctica does not belong to any country. Several countries have made territorial claims, but they are not generally recognized. More information about Antarctica and also about the Antarctic Treaty, an international agreement regulating the use of the continent, from Wikipedia:
Is it possible to borrow an audio recorder from your library? Do you have this service? I need it for my thesis research. 892 22.10.2012 Hey! Unfortunately this kind of service is not available in the library.
How can i know the recent development in the libraries - i want to know what is the modern develpment in the libraries ? 890 28.11.2008 It would be easier to answer your question if you could define it a little bit. What kind of libraries are you interested in – public, scientific, specialist etc.? Libraries where, all over the world? You sent your question to the Finnish Ask a librarian service, so I’ll give you some kind of an answer from a Finnish point of view. This might, however, not be anything near to what you would like to know. If so, please send us – or to some other similar service elsewhere - a new question. First of all, you could check the following pages: There you will find lots of information about all libraries in Finland. If you click the link “Library branch” -> Articles and presentations -> The Scandinavian Public…
I am looking for a friend of mine. She attended Indiana University, Indiana USA 2 years ago. She lives in Helsinki and attends Sibelius Academy. Do you… 889 19.2.1999 Vaestorekisterikeskus (Population Registry Centre) can possibly help you in locating your friend. The address is: Kellosilta 4 00520 Helsinki PL 7, 00520 Helsinki Web-address: You may try to find her email-address on web-pages of Sibelius Academy:
Can I use the computer and printer if I am not a member of the library (visitor)? 888 17.7.2012 Yes, you can use library's computer and printer in any library even though you're not member of the library. We can make a visitor reservation for you if you have your ID's with you.
Please do me a favor and let me know where to find an online (or offline) list or directory of Finnish libraries that might be interested in buying books,… 885 1.12.2004 You can find lists of Finnish libraries (public libraries, research libraries, special libraries) in the -site. Information about libraries can be found in the Libraries-channel. contains also other information about Finnish libraries and the library system in Finland.
Could you kindly provide some information on hosting events at the library? We would like to host some English story time for children and wondering if there… 882 29.1.2015 Best way to do this is to contact libraries directly, as every library decides of their events independently. You can find the contact details in the HelMet-homepage. I am certain that most of the libraries in Espoo would be interested in having a story time in English!
Is National Library of Finland apart from pulic libraris in Finland? 881 22.6.2011 Yes, The National Library of Finland is the largest scholarly library in our country, as well as it is one of the largest independent institutes at the University of Helsinki. But anyone can visit there! You can find more information here:
This is a student finding a book Business Administration by Appleby Robert C.1994 I checked in Porvoo,it is not available. If it is ok here. I will come to… 878 3.9.2003 The book you are searching is Modern business administration / Author: Appleby, Robert C. Publication: London : Pitman, 1994. It can be found in Helia Porvoo POINT library Opistokuja 1, 06100 Porvoo(09) 1489 0690, that is Helsinki Business Polytechnic library in Porvoo. The book is on loan from the Porvoo library, but please leave a reservation from your Porvoo polytechnic library. Unfortunally Helsinki City Library doesn't have the book at all. Also the polytechnic libraries in Helsinki metropolitan area doesn't have the book at all.
Excuse me, I wrote you but I think that I didn't ask so good the question. I just arrived in finland so I need to learn finnish. I know that in korso's library… 874 14.1.2013 Hello! There are no finnish courses at library. Maybe you mean at Lumo house? (Library is at same house.) There could be Vantaan aikuisopisto's courses. Ask more here: Opintoneuvoja Maija Mäenpää, puh. 09 8392 1243
I want any information about Library toolbar "defination, how to build it, and thesis about how to make it" 873 25.11.2009 Internet is full of information about library toolbars. Library Success' website has a long list of links to different kind of library toolbars:…
I don't find the service from helmet about the option to chat with librarian online. Is this service not available anymore ? 873 10.4.2013 Thank you for your question. HelMet-chat was a trial last February. Let us hope that the service will continue later.
I have made a reservation and my book has arrived. Can I borrow the book without paying the reservation fee at that point? I mean, can I pay the reservation… 872 30.10.2012 Yes, you can pay the reservation fee later, if your overall fees do not exceed 8 euros.
I heard about a possible language class you hold at the Jyväskylä city library? If so how do I get the information about this course? 869 5.1.2013 You can contact Jyväskylä Adult Education Center. It is situated in the same building with the library. Information point Tel. 014 26 64071, 014 26 64073