The chairperson of Kutuurikeskus Ninho ry, along with the ambassadors of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, shall hand over to the mayor of Vantaa a selection of children’s and youth’s literature (CYL) in Spanish, for the corresponding collections in the Helmet libraries of Vantaa. This year, the selection features contemporary authors, illustrators and editors of CYL from these countries.
One of the objectives of Kultuurikeskus Ninho ry is to enrich the variety and quantity of CYL available in Spanish and Portuguese for children and youths in the public libraries of Helsinki and the Metropolitan area. Bestowing books to libraries helps us in promoting reading among children. This, along with our Lukupesä project, will support the already ongoing efforts of stimulate reading groups for families in libraries.
This programme has been active since 2016, thanks to the cooperation of the Ibero-american embassies and other institutions promoting children’s literature, as well as writers and illustrators from the region who have been invited to the Kolibrí Festivaali. The programme has supplied already more than 100 books in both, Spanish and Portuguese. The books can be accessed freely through the Helmet public libraries system (www.helmet.fi)