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Number of sistership established: 1

Country: Finland

Description: The city of Sastamala covers an area of 1 387,56 km², and there are about 24500 inhabitants. The city is located in Western Finland in the Pirkanmaa region. Sastamala is a combination of older towns that came together in 2009 to form one bigger city. This is why it has several smaller centers instead of a big one, and there is also a great deal of countryside in the city area. The library consists of the Main library, and six branch libraries in different parts of the city: Äetsä, Kiikka, Mouhijärvi, Suodenniemi, Karkku, and Stormi. There is also a mobile library service covering the entire Sastamala area. Our permanent staff includes of 19 people, in addition to which there are two fixed-term employees, two apprenticeship trainees, and one project employee. The library staff is busy but creative, and we are currently in the process of developing and improving our collections and services to meet the demands of a modern library user, as well as the traditional one. Sastamala public library is part of PIKI network, which covers all libraries in the Pirkanmaa region. Thus, in addition to our collection of about 230000 books and 14000 pieces of other material, the customers are able to borrow material from any library in PIKI, and they can order books from one library to another. They can also browse the collections, renew their loans and make reservations at PIKI web library (http://piki.verkkokirjasto.fi/web/arena).

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Type of library: Library service with branch libraries

Population served: Between 10.000 and 100.000

Current library programs:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Activities in cooperation with other organizations
  • Digitalization and Preservation
  • Music
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Exchange of ideas and expertise
  • Exchange of information

Languages spoken by staff: English,French, Polish

Languages spoken by patrons: Finnish, English

Preferred countries for cooperation: No preferences

Searching partners for European program: No

Participating in any European Union program: No

Searching partners for European program: No

Participating in any European Union program: No