Did you know that visiting your local public library could help you improve your health and well-being? Nova Scotia’s public libraries and their partners provide health-related information, programs and activities in communities throughout the province.
The Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award is a literary program especially designed for young readers and is back for its 17th year. This exciting reading program for children in Grades 4, 5 and 6 introduces thousands of young readers from all over Atlantic Canada to great Canadian books and authors.
With the summer winding down, students, children and parents across Nova Scotia are turning their attention to getting ready for the new school year.
Public Libraries can help, check out our Back to School Checklist below to help get you ready:
Public library users looking for local titles on their electronic devices now have hundreds of new choices.
The Nova Scotia Provincial Library, Halifax Public Libraries, and the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association have collaborated to provide greater access to the region's ebooks through a project called Read Local.
School is winding down, but public libraries across the province are gearing up for another summer of programs and activities designed to engage youth.
Nova Scotia's public libraries offer a variety of reading programs to help children explore their interests and foster a love of reading, all summer long.
Canadian Children’s Book Week – May 2-9, 2015
As schools close and go quiet over the March Break holidays (March 16-20), public libraries across Nova Scotia come alive with programs, events and activities for families, teens and kids of all ages.
Listed below are just some of the hundreds of programs that are happening in public libraries across Nova Scotia during March Break:
Nova Scotia Provincial Library staff have prepared the following booklist to accompany African Heritage Month 2015, featuring the theme of “Social Justice – Roots of Progress”.
Titles are available at libraries across Nova Scotia.
As African Heritage Month launches for 2015, libraries across Nova Scotia are pleased to be play a part in marking the significant contributions of African Nova Scotians with a variety of events and displays.
Everyone comes through the doors looking for something. Hopefully they leave and found what they are looking for. - Jeff Mercer, Librarian, South Shore Public Libraries
What kind of events are happening right now at the library?
We have an eight-week course in 3D modeling and design. We also have LEGO robotics competition, traditional readings, along with a film series that plays once a month!
I see grandparents sitting with children looking at books. A book is still special. - Marjory Cornelius
Storytelling takes us places. It’s part of our culture. - Ian White, Library Public Relations Manager, Isaiah W. Wilson Memorial Library, Digby, NS
Ian has been the Public Relations Manager at Western County Regional Library since 2007.
Can you share a favourite memory at the library?
A library is a place where you can get thousands of perspectives under one roof. - Kelly Foxton, Author, Isaiah W. Wilson Memorial Library, Digby, NS
The library doesn’t judge you. It has what you need to become who you are. - Kate Oland, Librarian, Baddeck Public Library, Baddeck, NS
Can you tell us about the Wee Ones Program?