The Library has created a guide for Parents about popular social media sites. Please click the link for What Parents Need To Know About Their Children & Social Networking.
HOW TO JOIN & EARN BADGES!
- Visit your local library and sign up with Library staff.
- Borrow a book, read it, and earn the "READER" badge.
- Attend a Summer Learning Challenge program, make a movie, tell a story, use LEGO, build robots and get badges!!!
- Tell Library staff about what you're learning and doing this summer, get more badges!
- Enter to win awesome prizes just for learning!
The Library is pleased to introduce some our youngest local authors. In partnership with the Richmond County Literacy Network we have published two ebooks. The first book "Teefroggie & Big Red" is by Isabell Hayter. It is the story of what happened on Teefroggie's walk and how Big Red made a friend. Click the links to download the Teefroggie & Big Red iBook or the pdf version.
"Story Bites" is the second book by nine different authors. It contains all kinds of fun adventures in nice bite sizes for beginning readers. Click the links to download the Story Bites iBook or pdf version.
This project was made possible by support from the Family Learning Initiative Endowment Fund.
Looking for something to read? Why not try out an award winner?
Click on a link below to find books that have won these prestigious awards.
Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award
Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Coretta Scott King Awards
Caldecott Medal (award for picture book art)
Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award (award for picture book art)
- Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award (award for illustration)
April 15th, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
For more information on the sinking, the Nova Scotian connection, as well as artifacts and records from the ship, visit the new provincial government's new Titanic in Nova Scotia website.
Looking for activities to do with your child? Trying to find entertaining and educational activities for a group of children such as a daycare, school or youth group? Click the links below for some great ideas for literacy based activities.
Children's Literacy Programs in Your Community (PDF)
Les programmes d'alphabétisation des enfants dans votre communauté
Prógraman Litireachd na Cloinne anns a Choimhearsnachd Agaibh
- Mijua'ji'jey Kitmaqn Wutank
Looking for other organizations in your area that provide youth and/or literacy programs and services? Click the link below for a listing of organizations across the region that deal with youth and literacy services.