Nordic Library week

What is the Nordic Library week? In the gloomiest time of the year, libraries in the Nordic countries organise Nordic Library Week, as they have been doing each year under the auspices of the Union of Norden Associations since 1997. It is seven days of exhibitions, readings, book presentations and discussions in thousands of libraries, schools and community centres in the Nordic and Baltic countries and Belarus.

The event is designed to showcase Nordic literature and to promote reading and story-telling. Candles will be lit in the darkness of November and excerpts from the Books of the Year will be read aloud. The readings will take place twice a day: in the early morning light (for children) and in the shadow of evening (for adults). There will also be readings and activities for teenagers and young adults.

In 2015 theme was 'Friendship in the North'.

Contactperson Ieva Hermansone +371 67820088, ieva@norden.lv

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