January 28, 2016
African Heritage Month Celebrates No. 2 Construction Battalion

February is African Heritage Month. Public libraries across the province will be celebrating with programs and collections that highlight African heritage and the contributions made to the culture of Nova Scotia.

January 19, 2016
Family Literacy Day is January 27

Family Literacy Day is held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.

December 18, 2015

2015 was an exciting time for public libraries in Nova Scotia. In addition to the more than 19,000 programs put on by libraries across the province, more than 4 million library visits, and nearly 7 million items borrowed, there were many successes and milestones to celebrate.


October 19, 2015
Nova Scotia Public Libraries’ Seniors Week

Nova Scotia Public Libraries’ Seniors Week highlights programs, events, collections and services for seniors.  Seniors Week 2015 will take place from Oct. 18-24, with over 100 library programs and events planned across the province.

Seniors who participated in last year’s Seniors Week said the programs offered were fun and informative, engaging and thought provoking. 

October 14, 2015

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.

September 23, 2015
Hackmatack Back For Its 17th Year


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.

September 3, 2015
Back To School – Are you Ready?


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:

August 26, 2015
Atlantic Canadian ebooks for Public Library Users

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.

June 22, 2015
Summer Reading Clubs Inspire Kids

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.

May 11, 2015

Joy Kogawa

May is Asian Heritage Month.

April 16, 2015

Canadian Children’s Book Week – May 2-9, 2015

April 8, 2015

George Elliot Clarke

April is National Poetry Month

March 10, 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:

February 24, 2015

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.

January 29, 2015

Kim Cain painting

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.

November 18, 2014
Jeff Mercer, Librarian, South Shore Public Libraries

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!

November 4, 2014
Girl Power! attendees carve pumpkins for Halloween

The Annapolis Valley Regional Library hosts a monthly event called Girl Power for girls aged 10 to 15. At these events the group tells stories, makes crafts, journals, and plays games. 

October 30, 2014
Marjory Cornelius, JOY Program, Middle Musquodoboit

I see grandparents sitting with children looking at books. A book is still special. - Marjory Cornelius