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Finnish children were listening to Lithuanian fairy tales

Panevėžys County Library (Lithuania) participated in one of the creative projects, coordinated by Terhi Virkkunen in the sister library – Pyhäjoki Municipal Library (Finland). Terhi worked in kindergartens, introducing to kids stories and fairy tales, some words and phrases in… Seguir leyendo →

New sisterships! Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public (Lithuania) connects with 2 Finnish libraries

Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library (Lithuania) connected with two Finnish public libraries in NAPLE Sister Libraries program. The partnership was established with Pyhäjoki Municipal Library and Kuusamo City Library. The libraries defined the grounds of the cooperation: exchange of… Seguir leyendo →

News from the NAPLE sistership between Iisalmi City Library and Edinburgh Libraries

Iisalmi City Library (Finland) and Edinburgh Libraries (Scotland) have been NAPLE Sister Libraries since the beginning of 2019. The correspondence between libraries has been active and we have been keeping in touch with emails and Skype meetings. We have also… Seguir leyendo →

The Loan Day celebration at Iisalmi City Library (Finland)

Laina is a Finnish forename for women. Its name day, 8th February, has been in the Finnish Almanac since 1908 and the name has been most popular in the yearly 1900’s. Today it is somewhat a rare alternative for a… Seguir leyendo →

New Sistership! Edinburgh City Libraries (Scotland) – Iisalmi City Library (Finland)

We are very happy to announce a new sistership in the Program: Edinburgh City Libraries (Scotland) is now connected with Iisalmi City Library (Finland). They’ve connected via Skype to discuss the activities they’ll be developing in cooperation. With this new… Seguir leyendo →

The Evening of Wonders: celebrating the end of the summer at Iisalmi City Library (Finland)

It is quite common for cities in Finland to have a culture festival event to mark the end of the summer season. The most famous is “Taiteiden yö” in Helsinki but the city of Iisalmi also has a similar event… Seguir leyendo →

“Säisän säikeet” – literary event in Iisalmi City Library

Iisalmi City Library arranged the second annual ”Säisän säikeet” literary event in the 16th of December 2017. The event is named after author Eino Säisä (1935–1988) who is one of the most respected modern literary figures coming from the Iisalmi… Seguir leyendo →

Nuorten näköistä – a project for the young people in Iisalmi at Iisalmi City Library (Finland)

Iisalmi City Library has been implementing a project with local youth services. The aims of this project are developing the co-operation between the library and youth services, survey what kind of activities young people wish from the library and involve… Seguir leyendo →

Interviews with NAPLE Sister Libraries: Heikki Lahnaoja from Pyhäjoki Municipal Library (Finland)

Heikki Lahnaoja, is the head librarian at Pyhäjoki Municipal Library. He came to Madrid last  6th October to give a presentation in the Meeting on Small and Medium Libraries that took place in the Regional Library of Madrid. He came with Antero Tervonen, from the education… Seguir leyendo →

Meeting on Small and Medium Libraries: organised by sisters Chinchón Municipal Library (Spain) and Pyhäjoki Municipal Library (Finland)

Chinchón Municipal Library (Spain) has invited the librarians from their Sister Library Pyhäjoki Municipal Library (Finland) for a visit to their town. They’ll be travelling along with their city councilor for Culture next 5th to 9th October. Librarians from Chinchón are… Seguir leyendo →

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