MHPL BiblioFiles: Blog

Mar. 4, '20

Babies Need Books - Here's Why

Books and babies… not something everyone puts together, but at the library we strongly believe in reading to babies. Developing early literacy skills from a young age has multiple benefits for young children. Many books for babies include shapes, colors, and numbers which can boost your baby’s IQ. You can also…



Feb. 28, '20

3 Ways That Screen Time Is Affecting Your Child's Behaviour

Behavioural Effects from Excessive Screen Time One moment you’re watching a video online, then you’re distracted by a notification on your cell phone, then you get a text message, and then the video you were watching recommends another video. It’s overwhelming, right? To constantly have interruptions…



Feb. 19, '20

We Read Canadian!

February 19th is the inaugural I Read Canadian Day! It celebrates the richness and diversity of Canadian literature. Children's author, Eric Walters brought this day to life by collaborating…



Feb. 6, '20

A Librarian Answers Your Ungoogleable Q's About MHPL

When we have a question these days, our automatic response is to search Google for an answer. But what do you do when you can’t find an answer through Google? If you’re like me, I have given up on many queries because, honestly, if Google doesn’t know the answer who would? And looking any further outside of Google is…



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New Library Card Sponsor: The Sweetness Bakeshop

The #MHPLforYXH campaign has a new sponsor! Before we introduce Sara and her business, we'd like to take a minute to thank our previous sponsor, Real Estate Collective. Elizabeth McNally and the team at Real Estate Collective, Medicine Hat's newest boutique real estate brokerage, donated $6,500 which translated into 1,300 FREE cards for Hatters! Thank…...read more
Oct. 4, '21