MHPL BiblioFiles: Blog

Mar. 18, '20

PSA: Reading Not Cancelled

The Library is currently closed to the public in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. This makes us incredibly sad because we LOVE what we do! We LOVE our patrons. We LOVE interacting with you all on a daily basis. And we know that you LOVE reading and are probably really upset that you can’t get your materials right…



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…



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Your Connection To Everything: Get A Library Card

We think everyone in Medicine Hat should have a library card. It just makes good sense! Whether you want to expand your intellectual capacity and become as wise as Councillor Samraj (pictured), or you just want to keep abreast of the daily news coming from around the world - a library card is your connection to everything; for only $5/year! Cards for children (ages 0 - 18) are always free, so getting a card for your child is really a no-brainer (in our humble opinion). If you're not sure what exactly your library card gives you access to, take a look at our quick guide below.  What…...read more
Sep. 16, '20