Read to Me distributes a free bag of books and resources to the family of every baby born in Nova Scotia. These carefully curated packages are delivered right at the hospital bedside for new parents and their babies.
A Special Welcome for New Canadians: Canoo
By DidYouKnowJanuary 24, 2019
Canoo is open to all new citizens of Canada within one year of your citizenship ceremony. The program provides new Canadians with a pass that allows free access to hundreds of historic sites, museums, galleries, and parks across Canada. Learn more about it here.
Astounding Film Comedies of the 1930s
By LibraryLifeJanuary 23, 2019
Library staff member, Matthew, shares his love for 1930s film comedies through the Library's January-February 2019 Astounding Film Comedies of the 1930s series—and, this blog detailing the razzle-dazzle and little known facts of this cinematic era.
The Importance of Reading to Your Baby
By DidYouKnowJanuary 21, 2019
It's never too early to start reading to your child. It is actually highly recommended to begin reading to children when they are newborns. In this blog, we share information on the benefits of reading to little ones, and some easy ways to start this new habit together.
In The Sunroom: Running with Rotary Cutter
By LibrarySpacesJanuary 18, 2019
Local Art in The Sunroom | On display from January 19 to March 2, 2019 in the Sunroom at Central Library, Running with Rotary Cutter features handmade quilts by local artist Marilyn Smulders.
How To: Read Classic Literature on Project Gutenberg
By BehindTheShelvesJanuary 17, 2019
Project Gutenberg is a free, volunteer-run website that provides access to more than 50,000 digitized books, plays, and anthologies in the public domain. They provide titles in a variety of languages, and average 400 new items every month.
HST Filing Frequencies: Who Cares?
By Our CommunityJanuary 16, 2019
A guest blog by Christy MacDonald, owner of Clearview Business Services Corp. Christy offers Ask a Bookkeeper sessions at Halifax Central Library.
Accessible, Autism-Friendly Experiences
By Our CommunityJanuary 14, 2019
A guest blog written by Autism Nova Scotia | Over the last 2 years, Autism Nova Scotia and Halifax Public Libraries have collaborated to develop an autism-friendly library system in HRM. By providing a variety of accessible resources and experiences, this partnership is paving the way for community understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.
10 Ways to Build Family Literacy at Your Library
By DidYouKnowJanuary 11, 2019
Reading is important for many different reasons. We’re sharing 10 fun ways to further explore family reading.
A Volunteer’s Thoughts on Volunteering
By LibraryLifeJanuary 7, 2019
Volunteers are an essential part of Halifax Public Libraries. Here, Hugh shares his story of volunteering with the Library's English Language Learning program. “It’s all about finding connections. The Library offers a safe, inviting space for people new to Nova Scotia to learn and connect with their community.”
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