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.
The Cultural Access Pass (CAP) program is open to all new citizens of Canada within 1 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.
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.
Written by Kristine, staff member, Halifax Central Library | It’s strange—some of my most vivid memories from childhood involve quiet hours sitting with those extremely delightful things that arrived in the mail every year: the Christmas Wish books from Simpsons, Eatons, and Sears. Now, Halifax Public Libraries houses many of these catalogue "time capsules."
Just like math or reading, coding has become a foundational skill. Learning about coding helps kids develop their creativity as well as their problem-solving and logic skills. Learning about coding also helps them understand the world around them. If you’re interested in getting your kids started with coding, here are 5 resources to teach coding to kids.
Whether you're looking to connect with family on Skype, or struggling to create a resume with Microsoft Word, we can sit with you and offer some training.
Written by Sarah, staff member, Collection Development | Have you ever wondered how a book ends up on the shelf at your Library? We're taking you behind the scenes of our Collection Management Department to see how books are ordered, processed, and delivered. It's basically like an episode of How It's Made, Library Edition. Bonus: A reading list of our Collection team's favourite books of all time.
Did you know that October is Canadian Library Month? This is an opportunity to reflect on the invaluable role that libraries play in the lives of Canadians across the country. Canadian libraries are doing some pretty cool things right now—from adding inspiring items to their collections, to reaching out with innovative programs.
Trying to get outside more often? Let's venture out together. The Library has pedometers and Nordic Walking Poles available to borrow. Learn more about these tools and the related borrowing details so you can get on the move.