Welcome in the Netherlands

Theek wants to welcome all Ukrainians and is happy to help you on your way and offer the children some distraction.

On this page you can read how we can help you and which services you can use.

Welcome in the Netherlands

Services in the libraries of Theek 5

Opening hours
Our employees are available to answer questions and for advise.We have 11 branches. Look here for our locations and opening hours »

Free wifi
Free WiFi is available in all Theek 5 locations. This allows you to access the internet with your own laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Free workplaces
Theek 5 offers nice workplaces with all the necessary facilities and information within reach. Make use of our modern facilities. We offer workplaces in all locations (except in Lage Zwaluwe) including and excluding computers.

Free use of computers
Public computers are available free of charge in all Theek 5 locations. Looking up something, printing it? Go ahead!

Copy, print and scan
All our locations have a copier that can print, scan and copy. There are costs associated with printing and copying, scanning is free of charge.

Free membership for childeren
From 0 to 18 years, borrowing children's books and magazines, e-books*, audio books, puzzles, DVDs and comics is completely free! We also have children's books in other languages ​​and we try to make children's books available in Ukrainian as soon as possible. The smallest kids upto 2 years old will get a free baby-starterkit (BoekStartKoffer) with a 2 small childrens books. The Theek 5 membership can be applied for in at the service desk in all Theek 5 branches or through customer service call 085-7441052 or send an e-mail to info@theek5.nl.

* 10 E-books and 10 audiobooks at the same time with a loan period of 3 weeks.

Learning Dutch

Praatpunten and Praathuizen

Are you learning Dutch and would you like to practice? Then come to the Praatpunt or Praathuis at Theek 5! Have a nice chat with other visitors about various topics. You will be helped by language volunteers to whom you can also ask all your questions about the Dutch language. Come and have a cup of coffee or tea and get to know each other.

Children are also welcome. You don't have to sign up.

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Locations en times

Praatpunt Oosterhout
Library Theek 5 Oosterhout

Activiteitencentrum Slotjes
Slotjesveld 15, Oosterhout. Room 8

Each monday from 10.00 until 11.30 a.m.

Each wednesday 10.30 until 12.00 a.m. 

Praathuis Gilze
Library Theek 5 Gilze

Each thursday from 13.00 until 14.30 p.m.
Praathuis Rijen
Library Theek 5 Rijen

Each friday from 14.00 until 15.30 p.m.

Praatpunt Baarle
Library Theek 5 Baarle Nassau-/Hertog

from the 20th. of april each wednesday from 9.30 tot 11.30 p.m.

Lijst met links voor kinderen in de Oekraïense taal

To help kids and others, we've created a list of links to free Ukrainian fairy tales, ebooks, audiobooks, printable memory games, and educational content for kids.

Picture books in all languages ​​- Ukrainian

Listen to audio translations of beautiful picture books in Ukrainian. These translations are made with love by volunteers and are read to you by them. Have fun listening!

Go to the picture books
Picture books in all languages ​​- Ukrainian