Reading animals in Espoo libraries

Reading to a animal like a dog helps children to relax and have fun reading. The animal doesn't judge or correct. The child can read at their pace and feel someone is listening, in their own language. 

The owner of the animal is always present to guarantee a peaceful environment. They do not correct or interrupt the child. 

The furry reading companions can be found in several Espoo libraries. Check the list below for our current reading assistants. You can also find them in the library events. The list is updated during the year.

If you have questions or queries, please contact us at

If you would like to know more about volunteering at the library, either in animal-assisted reading or other work, please click here to read more. 

Espoo reading animals Autumn 2022

Entresse library

Library dogs Nekku and Pätkis ​
(Kuro the cat might join them later this year)

Haukilahti library

Library dog Tiuku 

Iso Omena library

Library dogs Helmi, Fiksu and Chico

Kalajärvi library

Library dog Mindy

Kauklahti library

Library dogs Veiti, Nekku and Pätkis.

Laajalahti library

Library dog Freia

Laaksolahti library


Nöykkiö library

Library dog Tirri

Sello library

Library dog Fila

Tapiola library

Library dog Doris