Information about Reading Week

Reading Week is an annual nationwide literacy theme week

Reading Week is a theme week for reading and literacy. Reading Week highlights the importance of reading and literacy on a broad spectrum in society and for the individual. During Reading Week, current information about literacy, both domestically and globally, is published. Perspectives on literature and reading are also offered, and people of all ages are encouraged to grab a book for themselves.

The 2022 Reading Week will be held 4.-10.4.2022! The theme is Reading makes a better world.

Literacy is a civic skill and guarantee of democracy in Finnish society. Globally, literacy is also a crucial survival skill and, moreover, a privilege for many. Therefore, during Reading Week 2022, we will focus on the world’s most vulnerable.

Reading Week is a nationwide literacy theme week that provides information and content on current issues in literacy and reading. You can take part in the reading week all over Finland, e.g. by utilising Reading Week materials, participating in discussions on social media, highlighting literacy from one’s own perspective, and organising various events, affairs, and author visits. The contents of the Reading Week can be freely utilised throughout the year in literacy work.

Previous years’ lesson planning tips for different ages are available through the task bank (currently only available in Finnish and Swedish).

Reading Week has been celebrated for more than 40 years, with the tradition beginning on Reading Sunday in 1977, and the actual Reading Week being celebrated since 1997. The Finnish Reading Centre actively promotes Reading Week and other literacy enhancing programs – for a quick overview on the urgency for literacy promotion, the Reading Centre has published 10 facts about reading in Finland (in English).


Contact: Elisa Grönholm:, 0503319051