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 child’s name. In recent years, only 85 persons have had it. However, for Finnish public... 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 sistership, NAPLE Sister Libraries has reached  47 COUPLES OF SISTER LIBRARIES  amongst all the participants!... 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 area. His main work includes the six volume “Kukkivat roudan maat” (rough translation: The Blooming... 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 young people to take part in the activities arranged by parties of the project. The... 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 “LIBRARY. I LOVE IT!” is the Municipal Public Library in Piekary Slaskie. The project starts... Continue Reading →

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 about their libraries, their cooperation projects, what got them into joining NAPLE Sister Libraries and... Continue Reading →

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