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

October 28, 2014
Ian White, Library Public Relations Manager, Isaiah W. Wilson Memorial Library, Digby, NS

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?

October 27, 2014
Kelly Foxton, Author, Isaiah W. Wilson Memorial 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 

October 23, 2014
Kate Oland, Librarian, Baddeck Public Library, Baddeck, 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?

October 20, 2014
Tara MacNeil, Program Coordinator  James McConnell Memorial Library, Sydney, Nova Scotia

I realize more and more how important it is to everyone. - Tara MacNeil, Program Coordinator, James McConnell Memorial Library, Sydney, NS 

October 17, 2014
 Libraries Celebrate Seniors!

Nova Scotia Public Libraries’ Seniors Week highlights programs, events and services for seniors.  Seniors Week 2014 will take place from Oct. 19-25, and there are over 120 library programs and events planned across the province.

October 16, 2014
Nic Gareiss, Percussive Dancer and Maeve Gilchrist, Harpist

The transmission of information is very important and libraries facilitate that. - Nic Gareiss, Percussive Dancer & Maeve Gilchrist, Harpist, James McConnell Memorial Library, Sydney, NS

Maeve from Scotland and Nic from Michigan performed at the McConnell Memorial Library at "Harp Meets Dance"--a part of the Celtic Colours International Festival. 

What are your thoughts on having musical performances in the library?

October 16, 2014
Chris Thomson, Programs, James McConnell Memorial Library, Sydney, NS

It’s all about connections. - Chris Thomson, Programs, James McConnell Memorial Library, Sydney, NS

Chris has been with the library for eight years and the Celtic Colours partnership is one of the programs she organizes. This is the library's 17th year hosting Celtic Colours--an international music festival that brings in talent and visitors from around the world. 

October 15, 2014
Chris Benjamin, Writer in Residence, Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

We are nothing without stories. - Chris Benjamin

Chris Benjamin is a freelance journalist and an author of fiction and non-fiction. He is the current Writer in Residence at the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library.

What is the value of Canadian Library Month?

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