Tallinna Keskraamatukogu - Page 285

‹ 285 › Pääsküla library and two branches – Nõmme and Pirita got new buildings in the form of school annexes. One of Kaie Holm’s first tasks was the renovation of the main library building in such a way that the historical building was returned as much as possible to its original form. In order to gain more space the attic rooms were converted. The library was opened to readers in 2002. After the renovation the music and children’s sections were returned to the main building. Unique is the library’s lovely gallery room, called the old books room, where the books published before 1945 that have survived are displayed. Modernizing Library Speaking in the summer of 2007 about the activities of Tallinn Central Library at the beginning of a new millennium, Kaie Holm said, “The hundredth year of the library will go down in history as a milestone for when all the libraries in our system had made the transition to computer service. In late summer 2007 Kopli library will be the last to do so. So we have given ourselves a great present, behind which is the hard work of our people throughout those years. We didn’t close a single library while we were entering our books into the electronic catalogue, but did this work alongside the everyday service pr