Helsinki invests in its people with a library that reinvents the genre

Helsinki invests in its people with a library that reinvents the genre

Photo: Hernan Patiño

Everyone knows Finnish people love outdoor sports and hiking in the forest. They also enjoy hard-hitting games such as ice hockey. But do you know how much they like libraries?

Finland takes libraries seriously, as the magnificent new Helsinki Central Library Oodi demonstrates (the name means “ode” in Finnish). This 98-million-euro investment in the people of Helsinki was opened in December 2018.

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