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The Finnish Reading Center Helsinki, Finland

The Finnish Reading Center is a well established NGO, promoting reading, literacy and literature. We arrange author visits and produce materials, information and reports on literacy, both in Finland and globally. We produce services and expertise for schools, libraries, the general public, media and policy-makers.

The Finnish Reading Center is the only organization in Finland to systematically promote reading through author visits. Author visits are a valuable support to the livelihoods of the 1000 literature professionals that can be found in the Finnish Reading Center’s Author Visit Service. The Author Visit Service consists of literary professionals who have published in Finland or otherwise operate in Finland.

The Finnish Reading Center is also responsible for major national reading and literacy campaigns such as Read AloudBook Bag For Every Baby Born, and Reading Week. We work with close co-operation with schools, libraries, government and other organisations. We are also an active member of European reading and literacy networks, such as EURead, Global Network For Early Years Book Gifting and ELINET.

The Finnish Reading Center was founded in 1972.

“Reading For a Better World”

Activities from The Finnish Reading Center

Reading Week

Lukukeskus Läscentrum

Reading Week is an annual nationwide literacy theme week organised by the Finnish Reading Center. Next Reading Week will t...

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Reading Week (Finland)

Lukukeskus Läscentrum

The Reading Week has become a stable part of national annual calendar. The Reading Week celebrates the literacy and the re...

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Book Bag to Every Baby Born in Finland

Lukukeskus Läscentrum

In Finnish maternity and child health clinics every baby gets a book bag. The aim of the campaign is to give equal opportu...

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Read Aloud

Lukukeskus Läscentrum

The aim of the Finnish Reading Center’s Read Aloud initiative is to encourage the parents of small children to read ...

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Selected research

  • 04/04/2022

    10 Facts About Global Literacy

    While the number of illiterate people in the world continues to decline, there are still approximately 773 million people in the world who cannot read. The Finnish Reading Center’s info pack on global literacy was published in 2022.

  • 14/12/2022

    Multilingual Literacy

    Multilingual Literacy Finnish Reading Center’s Multilingual Literacy Report provides information and guidance for the development of public and private services to support the literacy of speakers of all languages.

  • 22/10/2021

    Over One Fourth of Families Began Reading, Thanks to a Book Gift

    Two thirds of the families that received the Book Bag to Every Baby Born campaign’s book gift at a maternal and child health care clinic are reading more than before, according to the latest impact survey. All of the public health nurses involved believe that the book bags encourage families to read. The goal of […]

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    Director Emmi Jäkkö +358505638998

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