Children’s literature

This toolkit helps you promote Swedish children’s literature through the playful space for children called Little library.

The toolkit also contains guidelines for workshops and seminars with pedagogues, authors and illustrators with topic suggestions.

Building blocks

Little library

Little Library is a small library and a playful space. The main target group is children 0–6 years old. The library presents Swedish children’s literature in translation to a local language and communicate a clear child perspective. The Little library is of adjustable size – you can make it very small or scale up. It can stay in one venue for a long time, because visitors can enjoy coming more than once or you can move it around. The poster exhibition A tribute to children’s books can be included in the Little library exhibition.

Exhibition overview and instruction
Texts for translation (PDF, English)

Little library is already available in English, Polish, Spanish and Lithuanian. Kindly contact SI for print files of above mentioned already translated exhibitions.

Communication and activities

Suggested events
Posters and bookmarks: please contact SI

Social media materials

Images for Facebook/Instagram and invitation cards: please contact Oskar Röhlander to receive the files.
Use #LittleLibrary when communicating in social media.


Little library
Exhibition overview and instruction

Financial support

Applications for projects in April to December 2023

Due to the extraordinarily high number of toolkit applications, and a limited budget, we are unable to grant any further financial support for toolkits in 2023 with the exception of toolkit applications with following purposes:

– Higher education promotion
– Sweden alumni relations
– Sweden 500 celebrations (maximum of 5 000 SEK)
– The Nobel Prize (a limited numer of applications)
You can of course also use all material on but without funding from us.

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the exhibition, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speakers.

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

If more than 10 per cent of the total grant has not been used, then the full amount of unused funds must be repaid to SI. Repayment shall be via UD EKO. When repaying, enter the project’s registration number (available in the agreement) and the name of your organisation in the notification field and notify the project manager in question.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, please contact Oskar Röhlander.