I Have an Issue With That!
Do you have an issue keeping you up at night? Your prayers for a blatant solution remain unanswered? No one in your family or circle of friends sees the problem as you do? I find the internet and library great resources for tackling issues for which I'm being called to help myself. The issue of pesticides, especially for cosmetic use, has been getting a lot of attention lately. The Canadian Cancer Society has called for "precautionary action" on their use, and Ontario is lo...
New Nonfiction DVDs
We are about to shelve a new selection of nonfiction DVDs produced and/or released by the National Film Board of Canada (All of these include Public Performance Rights, which means that the video may be legally shown in a classroom or group setting for non-commercial purposes) See our Home page for titles. Of special note is It's a Girl's World: A Documentary About Social Bullying, which won the 2004 Award of Excellence by The Association for Media and Technology in Education.
A Popular Pursuit
It seems as though the economy is not the only thing booming in Canada! Library use is up, as described in this article by Shannon Proudfoot for Canwest News Service. Looking to be on the waiting list for a new release? Pick up a "Hotlist" and place a hold before the book even hits the shelves. Aren't sure what to read? Ask the staff for a recommended read, or browse the Novelist database.
Library Closed Saturdays in August
Just a reminder that the library will be closed for all of the Saturdays in August. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Fun in the Van
What letters or words do you see when you look out the window of the car on billboards, road signs, vehicles or buildings? "Seeing Words" is just one game in this series developed by Washington Learning Systems to help make the miles in the van roll along smoother while encouraging language and literacy development. Print off your own copies, or pick a few up at the library.
New Junior Nonfiction
Kids - don't forget about our junior nonfiction section when looking for a books, including easy readers. Check out the new list on our Home page for some brand new titles. There is enough variety in topics you are sure to find something of interest. You'll find many of these titles on display for the next month or so at the library.
Laughing Out Loud
What a great morning to be a kid at the library! Daryl Robb and his buddy Leroy the Lobster from Down by the Docks put on a performance that had the kids waving their arms, dressing up, telling jokes, screaming and singing. Daryl and Leroy (played by his daughter) are true professional entertainers, as they know how to play the crowd and 'not hold back'. A big thanks to Northern Lights Library System for sponsoring this event (which was enjoyed by over 120 people!), and to Daryl and Leroy for...
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