Official website: https://raamatukogu.hiiumaa.ee/
Public Library of Kärdla is the main library in Kärdla city. It serves as local library and also as central library of Hiiumaa municipality. It has the largest depository of the municipality, serves all residents of the municipality and its quests, also coordinates the work in all the libraries of the municipality.
The vision of the library is to be local community center, where visitors could have a free access to all sorts of knowledge. To achieve this, library cooperates on local, regional and international level. It organizes events and trainings on current important topics, introduces and encourages lifelong learning, provides access to the Internet and computers, teaches digital literacy, encourages reading promotion etc.
The library has experience in working with collecting and digitizing materials connected to the local history and culture of the community and has a web-based database of books and articles connected with Hiiumaa municipality and its residents.
Cultural Heritage in Estonia
Estonia is rich in cultural heritage from different eras. Cultural heritage is a sign of the history of a state and its people as well as a part of their identity. History is not only recorded in historical writings, but also in the cultural environment, buildings, objects and landscapes.
Ministry of Culture: https://www.kul.ee/en/activities/heritage-conservation
UNESCO _ Estonia https://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/ee/
In Estonia there are several organizations involved in collecting and preserving cultural heritage. These include:
Muinsuskaitseamet – The Heritage Board is engaged in the preservation of cultural heritage. They have published two books https://www.muinsuskaitseamet.ee/en/estonian-cultural-heritage-book
Eesti Instituut – Estonian Institute https://estinst.ee/en/estonian-culture/estonian-cultural-heritage/
Eesti Kunsti Akadeemia – Estonian Academy of Arts that teaches students for cultural heritage conservation https://www.artun.ee/en/curricula/cultural-heritage-conservation/
In the The European Year 2018 of Cultural Heritage in Estonia there were many interesting events that can be found here:
Most important Cultural Heritage Estonia events are listed by UNESCO:
Estonian Song Festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYA1dbxg1vo
Estonian Dance Festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFHaM9W0P3Q
Visit Estonia https://www.visitestonia.com/en/
Visit Tallinn https://www.visittallinn.ee/eng/visitor/discover/articles-guides/old-town
Hiiumaa is the second largest island of Estonia. Cultural heritage in Hiiumaa is listed here:
Foundation Hiiumaa Museums http://muuseum.hiiumaa.ee/WP/english/
Visit Hiiumaa http://www.hiiumaa.ee/index.php?keel=2&redir=1