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.
To obtain a library card you need:
More information here.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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). NB! The workshop will be taking place at a new time during the summer months (June, July, August) – every Wednesday at 12.00-13.00.
More info: 683 0961 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
On Fridays, “Katarina Jee” may be invited to visit kindergartens, schools, children’s homes etc.
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.
Sign up at the nearest branch of Tallinn Central Library or at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
During this project, we will invite refugee children to different departments and branch libraries of Tallinn Central Library in order to introduce them to various library services. The aim of the project is to show the children all the different possibilities that our libraries offer. We want to show these children, who are still adapting to their lives in a new country, that there are exciting places where they can spend their free time in a way that is educational and fun. We believe that children, who belong in families that have had to escape their homelands, are most vulnerable and in more need of a safe place outside of their home, where they can meet new friends. The project is funded by the Estonian Gambling Tax Council.
Registration and extra info: email@example.com or by phone at 683 0961
Let’s meet at the library!