Among the amazing libraries in the world, a temple of knowledge and wisdom is found for the first time.
If any other country in the world the opening of the library is quite ordinary and sometimes even boring, for the Finns, quite the opposite. In Helsinki it has become a much anticipated event that people just lined up a huge turn, informs Rus.Media.
And this is not surprising because in the school everything is free: books and entertainment, a cinema and a sewing workshop, 3D printers and hammers, skis, sleds and much more!
This amazing library called the whole country, even staged a competition for the best name and after long discussions with thousands of options to chose the most eloquent – Oodi that is translated as “ode”. As it turned out, the Finns tend to read from a very early age, because kids going to school, everything is already written in the library and have a subscription Helmet – electronic library ticket that give the right to the enjoyment of the 63 children’s libraries of any country. Library Oodi was erected on the Central square near the Finnish Parliament.
Money for the construction of a modern complex allocated from the state Treasury. Most pleased and surprised that the government fuels this interest is the construction of modern complexes for the budget. Was no exception and creating this amazing library on its construction and development was allocated more than $ 100 million, and the content of each year provided more than 8 million a year. What went down and will go the money, we will understand in our material.
Given such a reverent attitude of the government to libraries, now it is not surprising that it was built in front of the Finnish Parliament (the house was built in the early twentieth century) on the Civic square. Now, the ultramodern complex created from steel and glass, became the main decoration of this part of the capital.
The giant complex was built three years, and it consists of three floors of 5,000 square meters each. Thanks to the huge panoramic Windows, the building provides natural lighting and interior finishing of natural wood brings not only a special atmosphere of coziness and warmth, but also filled the space with a delicate aroma of wood.
If you create a library Oodi planned to organize not only a comfortable reading area, but also turn it into a real living room, where anyone can come and get all the rules of good absolutely for free. And whether it is resident of the capital, people from the province, or a foreigner – it documents have no one to ask and set the minimum number of constraints.
On the first floor of an unusual book Fund of the library just yet. But it offers visitors who are still readers, there are cinema halls for lectures and events, and even a restaurant for a family party or friendly get-togethers. According to the Director Oodi Anna Maria Soininvaara, all this is absolutely free also allowed to bring their own food.
On the second floor of the library Fund Oodi either. There, not believe, by giant studios (makerspace), equipped with computer and copying equipment with the latest software, 3D printers, sewing machines, various power tools and many other useful tech stuff which will benefit everyone in their personal needs.
Also located Studio audio and video recording, games rooms and other studios with the same interests, which are equipped with the latest appliances and devices, which can also be used absolutely free of charge.
On the third floor of a modern library Oodi already has a reading room with unique book collection, which contains books and periodicals in 17 languages.
And there grow real trees in tubs, of course, but it looks very original and creates a special charm. As the Finns – reading nation, and the youth including parents created all the conditions for arriving even a baby could comfortably engage in their favorite work.
This was organized not only children’s rooms with carpets and all sorts of games, but also special corners for mothers with babies. They have comfortable sofas and chairs, microwave ovens for warming formula and changing tables.
For readers of the third floor organized and cozy coffee shop, where you can easily go and eat their sandwiches, coffee or tea, free wi-fi and just chat or read.
The rights of readers and the prohibition
Let’s start with the bans, there are only three. This unique complex is possible:
– eat and drink from the hardware (not just computer);
– sleep in a horizontal position (although in other libraries of the country is not forbidden!), and take a NAP sitting in a chair with a book in hand is even possible.
Well, everything else is permitted, until the holding of prayer ceremonies, picnics, parties, active games, you can even sing and dance if it does not interfere with other visitors.
Given the daily attendance of 10 thousand people, (and in the first days after the opening many times more) receiving, sorting and delivering books in the right section of the reading room fully upgraded is make five robots. Because the library has only 54 people, and it if expected attendance – 2.5 million readers a year!
And even in the libraries of the country the staff involved… “scientists” dogs who are trained to patiently sit near the kid, trying to read by syllables and patiently listen to him! Not a joke of educators and psychologists believe that with the support of such unusual students reading skills will form much faster. There was even a case when one of these dogs for their work received the remuneration of 5,000 euros, which went to the purchase of food for four-legged colleagues.
In the library you can rent almost everything and even get a free master class. Additional services provided by all libraries without exception, our readers cause considerable surprise and even real fear. Imagine libraries of Finland in addition to books, magazines and Newspapers you can borrow an incredible amount of very useful things.
The list is not just surprising, it results in a stupor with all sorts of equipment for repair in the house and even its construction, whether it’s sports gear, equipment or simulator, musical instruments, up to exotic, Board games, computer equipment, sewing machines and even cars, starting with the racks and jacks and ending child seats. Just the list of tools, items and things around 30 thousand items, which anyone can rent absolutely free! And more importantly, if you need punch or skiing will be in the library that is next to the house, they certainly will deliver anywhere in the country and is also free of charge.
As it turned out, these services are implemented not only through sodalist the Finns themselves, but also to people just not salamlama their apartments (environment including) low required tools and things. It’s so convenient just to rent a car, drill or jigsaw, you may need every few years.