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Iisalmi City Library

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Videos from our Sisters to commemorate we’ve reached 100

A few weeks ago we achieved 100 public libraries in the program. to commemorate it, we asked all the libraries in the program to send us a video that’ll show their thoughts about the program, their personal experience or a… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

“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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

LIBRARY. I LOVE IT!: Cooperation Project in the Public Library in Piekary Slaskie (Poland)

Our colleague Aleksandra Zawalska-Hawel,  dierctor of the Municipal Public Library in Piekary Slaskie in Poland, has sent us this great news, concerning a cooperation project involving some of their NAPLE Sister Libraries and other partners too. The author and coordinator of the project… Continue Reading →

Meet our Libraries: Iisalmi City Library (Finland)

Today we have beautiful new pictures fromthe adults and children department of Iisalmi City Library in Finland!    

New Section! Interviews with NAPLE Sister Libraries.Today: Aleksandra Zawalska-Hawel from the Municipal Public Library in Piekary Slaskie

Today we are presenting a new Section: Interviews with Sister Libraries. We will be regularly interviewing the librarians that make possible that this programme is working, the professionals responsible for the programme in our sister libraries. We will learn more… Continue Reading →

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