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…



Jan. 21, '20

4 Effective Ways To Limit Your Kids Screen Time

Why is too much screen time bad? Every day, I look at a screen. Whether it’s my laptop, my computer at work, my phone, or watching Netflix I almost never go through the day without looking at a screen. Screens have become part of our daily lives. I think most of us already know that staring…



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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