According to the law, public libraries must offer spaces for civic activities and promote social and cultural dialogue.
The city library of Imatra, together with five other public libraries, participated in the Libraries to People's Power Forums project set by Sitra in 2020–2021. As part of the project, the libraries developed operating models that can serve as platforms for participation, encounters and safe discussion. At Imatra, we organized three election panels before the summer 2021 municipal elections.
In the years 2022–2023, we will participate in the Minun kuntani project run by the Lahti City Library / Regional Development Library. In it, we aim to bring different municipal residents into one space with the help of the Erätauko discussion method.