We are a french family which will stay in Helsinki during august 2012, for my...
We are a french family which will stay in Helsinki during august 2012, for my husband's work. We have two, 8 and 10 years old boys, who cannot stay one day without a book. My ask is to find some french books to borrow for them, whatever the subject may be... Eventually, some strip cartoon in english or even in finnish, could be convenient.
there are quite a bit of books, also for children, in French at the Helsinki municipal library. You can make a query at our collection database in http://www.helmet.fi/fi-FI , or better yet, when you have arrived, you can visit to either Töölö library or Pasila main library, both of which have large collections of books in foreign languages.
The contact information for the municipal libraries can be found here:
You may also want to visit Arkadia International Bookshop, operated by a helpful French gentleman.