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I coincidentally visited this library two day before it got closed until next February. I can’t wait to visit the library again once it is open after remodeling of the first floor. This a brilliant place to read newspapers, magazines, books, or just to relax....More
Kallio neigbourhood was working class in 1912 when the library first opened and it had a great educational value as literacy in Finland has allways been high in all social classes. The red brick Art Nouveau building with a Classical touch has three floors and...More
This hundred-year old public library has a simply astonishing interior in the famous Jugend style so praised in other Helsinki neighborhoods. The staircases are spectacular. Even the newelposts are remarkable. The 1, 1A, 3, and 9 trams all stop a short block away from the...More