Book sets for families

Would you like to read more with your children, but there never seems to be time enough to go to the library and search for books? Does it feel difficult to find new and interesting books? Vantaa City Library’s new service “Book sets for families” provides sets of books compiled on the basis of your family’s wishes, which you only have to pick up at the library. It also lowers the threshold to using the library and helps bringing reading into families’ everyday busy lives.  

The service was tested in advance at Kivistö and Point libraries and is now extending to comprise all of Vantaa’s libraries, thanks to the positive feedback. You can also order the package to be picked up at a mobile library stop. 

It is easy to use the service. We have designed an order form that you will find on the website of all libraries. Choose the material on the form, which will be sent to the pickup library you select. A library employee will put the book set together, and you will be notified when you can pick it up. Contacts are flexibly made by email. The loan period of the books is 28 workdays, and the books will be added as loans on the client’s library card. 

The book set may contain all kinds of books like first books, fairy tales and childrens’ novels. You can also order nonfiction for adults on subjects that interest families with children. We have a wide and varied selection of subjects, and you can wish for books with subjects that are perhaps of current interest to you. In the beginning, the service is available in four languages (Finnish/Swedish/English/Russian), and it is, naturally, free of charge. In addition, you can order a book set as many times as you wish.  

Reading together as a family has never before been this easy!

Make your order.

Photo: Dani Rönnqvist/ Vantaa City Library