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Greeting from the secretary general of the Finnish Library Association

I wish every success for the Cycling For Libraries project. It is a perfect example of the creativity that can be found in libraries. Cycling For Libraries supports the ideology of sustainable development in libraries, it is a concrete and collaborative way to promote libraries and it brings together cycling-minded professionals. This is a real win-win project.

Sinikka Sipilä
Secretary General Finnish Library Association


Greetings from the German Library Association dbv

monika ziller

100 and more cycling international library colleagues are on their way to the 100th German Library Conference—the German Library Association (dbv) is excited about the Cycling For Libraries idea and looks forward to welcome our athletic colleagues in Berlin in June 2011!

Speed, dynamics and motion—such qualities are not only vital to move ahead on a bicycle but are also characteristic for the development of today’s libraries. This shared athletic and fun campaign sends a message against the stale image of libraries, and fits well into the concept of the Jubilee Library Conference. The dbv explicitly supports this international initiative and will encourage our members to participate.

We will experience this journey together and look forward to seeing you come down the home stretch–welcome to Germany, cycling librarians!

Monika Ziller
Chair Executive Committee
German Library Association



Turku managing the cycling project

A new phase in the cycling project began in November when Turku City Library began to manage it. We now have new and energetic members who are taking care of the preparing of the cycling event Copeanhagen-Berlin with us. Turku is the one of the oldest towns in Finland and it shares the title of European cultural capital with Tallinn in Estonia next year. Turku is also a twin city with Rostock, one of our stops in Germany.


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