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Throw a storybook birthday party at the library!


Stories, activities and joyous birthday fun! All that will be on offer in autumn 2013, when Helsinki City Library tests a new service that offers families the opportunity to hold an unforgettable birthday party at the library. The storybook birthday parties will be held at the Rikhardinkatu Library in October and November and are intended for children aged between 6 and 10.

There are three themes for the birthday girl or boy to choose from: circus, pirates and princesses. A storybook birthday party involves adventures in the world of stories, zoetrope animations, story customisation, games, singing and naturally also delicious birthday food! The library will organise the content, programme and props to match the theme while the parents will be in charge of the food and drink. There will also be an opportunity to take the best ever birthday pictures against a themed backdrop!

The storybook birthday party is a free-of-charge activity planned by the city residents, a pilot project created as a result of participatory budgeting. The aim is to establish the birthday parties as a regular service offered by the library to families with children.

The birthday parties can be booked from September onwards through the library website, so stay tuned!

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Photos: Satu Haavisto/ Helsinki City Library



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