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Culture and libraries

Torsby has a rich cultural heritage and a lively cultural scene. Thanks to the commitment of many volunteers working for different cultural organisations, activities are organised year-round. Cinemas and the public library come with the latest movies, books and cultural events.

Places of interest

Many places of interest in Torsby are important for the preservation of local traditions and cultural heritage in the area. You can visit, amongst others:

For a more extensive list of cultural sights and activities in the region, visit www.visitvarmland.seexternal link, opens in new window.

Upcoming events are announced on www.visittorsby.seexternal link, opens in new window and in the local weekly “TorsbyBladet”, and usually also via posters around the municipality.

Catch a movie!

The cinema “Stjärnan” (The Star) in Torsby center was the first cinema in Värmland with digital picture & sound and 3D capability. Another cinema, “Bio Nordvärmland”, is located in Ambjörby, in the northern part of the municipality. In Torsby, you can always watch the latest movies. 

Even the opera is around the corner. The Stjärnan PLUS programme allows you to follow opera performances live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Go to Stjärnanexternal link, opens in new window or Bioguidenexternal link, opens in new window to see what's on, or take a look in the local weekly “TorsbyBladet”.

The library – not just books

Torsby has a well equipped main library, which also serves as a secondary upper school library. A branch library can be found in Sysslebäck. In addition, a mobile library tours the municipality in order to serve other localities in the district.

In these libraries you can borrow books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, and language courses. Talking books and large print books are available for the visually impaired. Books, magazines or newspaper articles that are not available on site can be loaned from other libraries in the country thanks to the nationwide loan system. All libraries offer the same services.

The main library in Torsby has a special collection of photographs and other resources for those researching genealogy (family lineage). There are often exhibitions in the main hall. Groups or associations are welcome to book a meeting room.

Five computers are available for public use, as well as WIFI access. Public computers are also available in Sysslebäck. The catalogue, as well as some regular library services (such as renewal of loans, ordering books and suggestions of books to be purchased) can be accessed onlineexternal link, opens in new window. You can also download e-books to your computer, reading pad or smartphone. All new-born children receive a book-gift, in order to stimulate early reading habits.

Groups are welcome to schedule a guided tour of library facilities.

Opening hours and contact information

Main library (Torsby)

Mon-Thu 8-18, Fri 8-16, Sat 11-14

Visiting address: Fabriksgatan 2external link, Torsby

Tel. +46 560 161 00 or +46 560 161 08

E-mail torsby.bibliotek@torsby.se

Library in Sysslebäck

Mon 13-18, Wed 13-16, Fri 13-16

Visiting address: Torget 2external link, Sysslebäck

Tel. +46 560 166 44

E-mail sysslebacks.bibliotek@torsby.se

Mobile library ("Bokbussen")

Information and timetable

Tel. +46 70 220 07 39

Opening hours are limited during school holidays. Go to the libraries' website for actual information.

Annika Wredenberg
0560-161 04

Sidan uppdaterades den 21 December 2016 av Justine Smithuis

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