The Finnish Cultural Foundation's three-year endeavour the Book Drive is progressing as planned. Almost 1 million euro of the Foundation's funding has been used over the course of the year 2008 to acquire approximately 47,000 new books for libraries throughout Finland, with 373 municipalities taking part in the scheme.

Most of the new books bought thus far with the Book Drive's funding have been for children. During 2009 and 2010, only those municipalities which increase their own funding for library book acquisition will be able to take advantage of the Foundation's support.