Reykjavík City Library and Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature encourage children to read through the summer months by hosting a reading program for children and teenagers. It’s easy to take part, you simply go to one of the City Library branches after having read a book, whether it is a library book or some other, and fill out a form with your name, the name of the book and some other simple information.
Each week, the name of one reader is drawn from the pot, and the lucky one receives a free book from Forlagið Publishing House. At the end of summer, one participant in the summer program will be rewarded with a bicycle from Örninn bicycle shop. The Summer reading runs from June through August.
Sleipnir, Odinn’s eight legged horse from Norse mythology, is a special protector of this program, as he reminds us that by reading brings us to the world of the imagination and mind-travel.
The City Library has a wide range of books for all ages. Library cards are free of charge for people up to 18 years old. Reykjavík City Library hosts a variety of multicultural projects, and holds books in other languages than Icelandic.
Reykjavík CityLibrary Branches:
Main Library, Tryggvagata 15
Ársafn Branch, Hraunbær 119
Foldasafn Branch, Fjörgyn
Gerðuberg Branch, Gerðuberg 3-5
Kringlan Branch, Kringlan Shopping Centre
Sólheimar Branch, Sólheimar 27