Plurilingual Storytelling Celebration for children and families

Image: Ilustrator: Ina Fiebig

Event Introduction

Come to celebrate our Plurilingual City with your children!
12.6.2022 10am4pm, Oodi library, 3. floor, Children’s Area.
Free entrance!

Many Reading Nests full of stories, books and languages are waiting for you.

This event is a polyphonic encounter of families to celebrate our plurilingual city around children’s literature. You will have the opportunity to participate in storytelling sessions in Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, simplified Finnish and more heritage languages will be announced later. You will also have the chance to use your creativity in our Susurrador workshop.

Do you know what is a “Susurrador”? Discover this special way of sharing stories and poems! Come with your family to decorate your own Susurrador from recycled materials and be active in telling your own stories, and listening to others stories in many heritage languages, also in simplified Finnish language.

Storytellers are taking care of the Reading Nest according to heritage languages.

Age suggested:
Orange Room: From babies3 year old
Event Room: 37 years old

All families are welcome!

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Easy Finnish,
Others: German, Ukrainian, Somalian. TBC

Please, search your heritage languages and your children’s ages in the Program and find your Reading Nest. The full Program is available from 1.6.2022 on our websites.

Welcome to celebrate together Helsinki’s diversity through children literature!

This event is produced by Lukupesä project by Kulttuurikeskus Nihho ry and Satuhetki Selkosuomeksi project by Selkolkulttuuri ry, supported by Moniheli ry.

The event is organised in cooperation with Oodi Library, Multilingual Library, APPF Portuguese Language Teacher Association of Finlandand Cultura Säätiö.

This event promotes linguistic accessibility through the inclusion of easy Finnish language (selkokieli) alongside minority heritage languages. The content is aimed especially at families with babies to school-aged children.


Children, Classics, Design and Workshops, Open doors, Tours and Exhibitions

Event Information

  • Time:

    • Sun 12.6.2022 10:00–16:00

  • Organiser:

    Kulttuurikeskus Ninho ry

  • Address:

    Oodi Library
    Töölönlahdenkatu 4
    00101 Helsinki

  • Accessibility:

    The event is accessible with a wheelchair.

    Oodi has been designed with accessibility in mind and therefore all facilities are accessible.

  • Event language:


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