MHPL BiblioFiles: Blog

Mar. 11, '20

An Information Professional's Guide to the Coronavirus

Though we’re far from experts, we are in the business of getting information, especially from reliable sources, out to our communities, so I’m hoping to have a brief, well-sourced discussion about SARS-CoV-2, a virus that causes COVID-19, a respiratory disease. Unless the distinction between the two is important, I’ll…



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…



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Freedom to Read Week, Feb. 18-24

Freedom to Read Week is celebrated each February, a week dedicated to encouraging Canadians to reflect on and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom. Freedom to Read Week, from Feb. 18-24 this year, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2024. It is a nationwide campaign that aims to unite readers, writers, publishers, schools, libraries, bookstores, universities, colleges and other organizations across Canada.Intellectual freedom challenges are on the rise in Canada, more than doubling in the two most recent 12-month periods. “During the…...read more
Feb. 21, '24