As the year comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on our Library journey together in 2023! Taking a page from Spotify Wrapped, we’re highlighting moments from our many literary adventures together, including our most borrowed materials, digital resources, and standout stats.
Embark on a whimsical costume-filled journey across our branches from Halloween 2023, meeting enchanting characters embodying the spirit of Halloween.
About the Team Hello! We're pleased to meet you. Halifax Public Libraries' 2SLGBTQIA+ Team is a diverse group of folks who regularly gather virtually (and sometimes in-person when we can all make it to the same place!) to work on Library initiatives, as well as support one another and our community. The working group is…
We’ve always been a sanctuary for the curious and creative. This year, we took another leap toward sparking creativity, connection and curiosity with the introduction of our 2022-23 Artists & Innovators in Residence Program featuring the talents of Alan Syliboy, Christine Hempel, S. Bear Bergman, and Israel Ekanem.
"It's a space for everyone to socialize within the community,” says Shawn Gregory, Community Navigator at Sackville Public Library, noting these gatherings have evolved into more than just a weekly ritual. "It's heartwarming to see our staff, volunteers and community members inviting others to join their table. It truly brings people together."
Amidst the challenges of climate change, housing crises, and social distress, the modern library must be prepared to step up to meet community needs with nimbleness and compassion on any given day. Read about how Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library supported community during the impacts of Hurricane Fiona in September 2022.
In June 2023, Tantallon Public Library closed as it was within Nova Scotia's wildfire evacuation zone. As soon as the state of emergency was lifted, it reopened and we set to work. Here are some stories from the community.
Design with Nature, Design with LEGO, and meet Library Artist in Residence, 2022-23, Christine Hempel. Christine is an urban designer, teacher, researcher and illustrator with a passion for building engaging, ecologically-responsible, and beautiful communities.
Each year is an opportunity for discovery—and Halifax Public Libraries staff discovered a lot in 2022. Check out our best book recommendations from the past year. In the past 365 days, we've come across some