At their highest peak there were 200 library buses on the roads of Finland, now numbering 140. But one of them stops once a week nearby, at the local primary school. I looked in and it was filled with happy kids. So great to see that new readers are growing up! I use a lot of library but never thought about this option. Library buses offer literature for all ages - also bestsellers! - and I could easily change my library reservations here.
In Vantaa there are two library buses - DREAM & STORY and 107 stops: 33 kindergartens, 28 schools and 46 street stops. Borrowing activity is lively and in 2018 there were about 172 000 loans, most of which were literature for children and young people.
This is my most recent loan - Wanderings in Italy - Traveler of the Year Award 2019.
The Mondo magazine in Finland especially praises the book for its rich travel stories:
Wanderings in Italy is a delightfully diverse compilation of travel stories: the book wanders
in the wild and in beautiful cities, spotting cultural discoveries and even small breweries.
Behind the 15 stories edited by Markku Kaskela and Tomi Kontio, there are numerous
well-known writers from visual artists to poets.