Welcome to the children’s page!

Tallinn Central Library has many books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. You can read them in the library or borrow them home with you. In order to do this, you must be registered in the library and have a library card.

 

How to become a library reader?

To obtain a library card you need:

  • A document with a photo and a personal ID number (persons less than 18 years of age are registered upon presenting an ID card, while children under 15 can register with their student card)
  • The parental consent form that has been filled and signed by a parent or a guardian. The consent form can be obtained at the library, filled here or printed here. 

More information here.

 

Library lessons and excursions

All our libraries offer library lessons and excursions to kindergarten and school classes. During excursions children are introduced to the library and its history. They will also be taught about becoming a library reader. They will be introduced to the electronic catalogue ESTER and shown how to use the library.

Library lessons are held by appointment. Themed library lessons are scheduled in advance.

Participation in library lessons and excursions is free of charge.

http://keskraamatukogu.ee/en/classes/

 

Puppet theatre “Neskuchayka”

The Department of Literature in Foreign Languages has a puppet theatre “Neskuchayka”, with puppet shows for pre-schoolers and primary school students. Pre-registration is necessary by phone or by e-mail at 683 0963, 6830961, vo@nulltln.lib.ee.

 

“Handicraft workshop”

For children who speak a foreign language as their mother tongue and wish to improve their spoken Estonian. The workshop is held every Saturday at 14.00 in the Department of Literature in Foreign Languages (Liivalaia 40). More info: 683 0961 or vko@nulltln.lib.ee.

 

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Come and practice reading to our reading dogs. The dog does not judge or scorn you for mispronouncing a few words. Just read, have fun and over time you may discover that your fear of reading out loud has disappeared.

More about this can be read here: http://keskraamatukogu.ee/lasteleht/osale/lugemiskoerad/

 

Katarina Jee – Our mobile library!

A library bus that serves places in Tallinn where there are not enough libraries. The bus runs on a specific set route. Schedule and route can be found here: http://keskraamatukogu.ee/en/library/mobile-library/.

On Fridays, “Katarina Jee” may be invited to visit kindergartens, schools, children’s homes etc.

 

Reading “Our own book”

Tallinn Central Library invites students from the 1st to the 9th grade to participate in the project “Reading “Our own“ book“.

The purpose of the project is to emphasize reading as a way to expand horizons and enrich vocabulary in a competitive, yet fun way.

Time of the project: 26.10.2016-25.04.2017.

Sign up at the nearest branch of Tallinn Central Library or at the following address: vko@nulltln.lib.ee

 

Read and be free!

In case you have missed your due date, you can choose to either pay the fine or to read a book in the library. 1 cent = 1 minute of reading.

Choose a book and tell the librarian the time you start and finish reading. Then tell the librarian a little bit about the book you just read. The librarian will then reduce the fine according to the time you spent reading. You can divide the minutes of reading between several days.

You can reduce the fine by reading only when you have missed the due date less than a year.

You can read yourself free when you are 18 or younger.

 

Meet you at the library!