The Finnish Institute for Children’s Literature

Documentation and Information Centre for Finnish Children’s Literature

The Finnish Institute for Children’s Literature founded in 1978 is a library specialized in children’s books, as well as a nationwide centre for information and research on children’s literature. The institute’s three full-time experts provide information in the field to teachers, university students and members of the general public. The institute also serves as a connecting link for organizations, researchers and individuals active in the field. Read more.

Tove 100 -Garden Party 3.8.2014 at 12-17
Welcome to celebrate Tove Jansson’s 100th birthday with us! The event catered for the whole family takes place at the beautiful Tallipiha. Program includes fun and games, arts and crafts organized by various actors within children’s culture. Heikki Mäenpää & Moominvalley Orchestra are playing, and the many attractions tribute to that special atmosphere of Tove Jansson’s beloved novels.
Free entry!
The event is organized by The Finnish Institute for Children’s Literature together with Tallipiha, Harjula Production, City of Tampere and Cultural Affairs.


Research and publications

Onnimanni - a specialist journal of children’s literature

Illustrations and exhibitions

Staff and opening hours

The Finnish Institute for Children’s Literature
Puutarhakatu 11 A
33210 Tampere

Tel. + 358 3 3141 8400
Fax + 358 3 3141 8440
e-mail. info(at)