Finnish supporters cheer Oodi's win

There was a huge buzz in the room as  finalists in the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year presented their stories. In addition to learning more about the inspirational short listed finalists we were also traeted to some displays of national pride.

Thw winner, Oodi  Helsinki Central Library was a popular winner and met all of the judging criteria to a very high degree. You can read more about it from the judges comments.  

The other finalists were also highly prasied, each contributing significantly to the list of libraries that have been nominated for this Award since its inception in 2014.

The other finalists were: