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Thursday July 28, 2016 The Mulgrave Branch will be CLOSED for the day. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Tuesday August 2, 2016 The Guysborough Branch will be opening at 1:00 pm NOT 12:00 pm. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Summer Hours for ECRL Headquarters are JULY 4 - August 31, 2016 from 8am - 4pm Monday -Friday.

Questions? Concerns? If so contact Chief Librarian, Laura Emery at lemery@nsme.library.ns.ca 

Hours change notification: St. Peters Branch will be open from 12 - 4pm Saturdays for the public.

MABOU LIBRARY'S Hours

Monday10am-3:30pm closed for lunch 1-1:30pm
Tuesday 10am-6pm closed for lunch 1-1:30pm
Wed-Friday 10am-3:30pm closed for lunch 1-1:30pm   PHONE 902-945-2257

 

Introducing Zinio! Digital magazines are now available at your library. Click "Zinio for libraries" icon below to try it out.

Zinio video tutorial

 

ECRL Head Quarters Office Hours for the Fall/Winter are 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

 The Guysborough Branch Summer Learning Challenge Claymation Session scheduled for Tuesday July 29, 2015  has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Thank youThe Guysborough Branch Summer Learning Challenge Claymation Session scheduled for Tuesday July 29, 2015  has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Thank youThe Guysborough Branch Summer Learning Challenge Claymation Session scheduled for Tuesday July 29, 2015  has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Thank youThe Guysborough Branch Summer Learning Challenge Claymation Session scheduled for Tuesday July 29, 2015  has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Thank youThe Guysborough Branch Summer Learning Challenge Claymation Session scheduled for Tuesday July 29, 2015  has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Thank you The Guysborough Branch Summer Learning Challenge Claymation Session scheduled for Tuesday July 29, 2015  has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Thank youThe Guysborough Branch Summer Learning Challenge Claymation Session scheduled for Tuesday July 29, 2015  has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Thank youThe Guysborough Branch Summer Learning Challenge Claymation Session scheduled for Tuesday July 29, 2015  has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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Thank youThe Guysborough Branch Summer Learning Challenge Claymation Session scheduled for Tuesday July 29, 2015  has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Thank youThe Guysborough Branch Summer Learning Challenge Claymation Session scheduled for Tuesday July 29, 2015  has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Thank youThe Guysborough Branch Summer Learning Challenge Claymation Session scheduled for Tuesday July 29, 2015  has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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Get in the mood for Spring by researching your family tree! Don't forget that the Library now has access to Ancestry (In-Library use only). 

  

 

 

3D printing @ the Library

Click the image and check out our new 3D printing video!

The Library now offers 3D printing services. Printing costs $1 per hour of printing time. Color choices vary.

Visit either the Port Hawkesbury or Petit de Grat Libraries to arrange printing your design. Or email your design to

3dprint@nsme.library.ns.ca 

We will ship 3D projects to any ECRL location for pick-up.

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Storyteller Tour - Anne Glover

Anne Glover, winner of the 2016 Storytellers of Canada Award, is coming to Eastern Counties Regional Library! See her at a library near you!

Canso -  July 29 @ 10:30 a.m.
Guysborough - July 29 @ 1:00 p.m.
Port Hawkesbury - Aug 2 @ 3:30 p.m.
Mulgrave - Aug 3 @ 12:30 p.m.

Summer Learning Challenge 2016

Sign your child up for the Summer Learning Challenge and they can test out our Gear VR. Chief Librarian, Laura Emery is busy making sure the technology is ready for a Summer of learning!

All branches of Eastern Counties Regional Library will be offering free educational opportunities for children ages 6-12 as part of the Library’s annual Summer Learning Challenge. Parents and caregivers should contact their local Library to find out more about these fantastic programs.

This year’s Summer Learning Challenge programs include:

. Virtual Reality: Children can discover the history behind 3D technology. They’ll have the opportunity to step inside a virtual world with Gear VR and experience the future of gaming.

. Library Flying Objects: Kids can learn about all things that fly and put their aviation skills to the test. They’ll have the opportunity to see how drones work.

. Paper Making: Children can learn the basic art of papermaking and why recycling is so important. It takes a lot of material to make one sheet of paper. They’ll be able to imagine how many trees or pieces of recycled paper it takes to make a book! 

. Grossology: Kids can learn the journey their food takes after they eat it. Human digestion will be explored in a fun way. Warning: it’s gross!

“All the research shows that children who learn and read during the Summer months are more successful when they return to school in the Fall. If kids keep up their learning skills, and the reading that goes along with learning, it can make their transition back to the classroom so much easier. The Library wants to help all children be happy learners. I invite families to take advantage of the educational opportunities the we provide during the Summer,” said Chief Librarian Laura Emery.

 

 

 

Help Us Decorate Our New Vehicle!

Great news everyone we managed to save enough money to buy a new vehicle for our Mobile Rural Service and book deliveries! We can keep bringing books to your community. We're looking for ideas of how we might decal and decorate the new vehicle so it attracts your attention. If you would like to make a suggestion send your thoughts to lemery@nsme.library.ns.ca or post your thoughts on our Facebook page.

 

Our New Gardening Documentary...

"Knowledge Feeds Us" explores how, and why people are gardening at Public Libraries in Nova Scotia. Watch and learn things like, how to save seeds and why vegetables are essential for your health. 

Introducing the Imagination Library!

Kudos to the Richmond County Literacy Network for the amazing work they're doing to bring books to children. Wouldn't the world be a better place if every child loved reading and books?

How Libraries Support Health and Well-Being

Learn about how public libraries support health and well-being. Read "Prescribe the Library" an article published in the Doctors NS magazine this October to celebrate Canadian Library Month. 

Breast Cancer Resource Collection

Through a partnership between Nova Scotia Provincial Library, Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia, and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, new resource materials for those diagnosed with breast cancer and their families are available at ECRL. Check out the Breast Cancer Resource Collection.

Share A Book 2015

$5,679 raised during Share A Book 2015! Thank you for giving.

Richmond County Literacy Network 

 

The Book Forecast

Here are the latest orders for books that are on order but not published yet:

Adult Paperbacks Winter 2016

Adult Fiction Winter 2016

Adult Non-Fiction Winter 2016

Adult Audio Winter 2016

Large Print Winter 2016

 

 

 

Share A Book

Suggest a book others might enjoy on the ECRL Facebook page or suggest a book the Library should buy using our ILL Request Form. Sharing books is so much more than a fundraising campaign. 

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