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MHPL BiblioFiles: Blog

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…



Nov. 20, '18

103 Reasons to Have a Library Card

Today is the 103rd Anniversary of our library!  On our 100th Anniversary, Mayor Clugston signed a proclamation marking November 21st as “MHPL Day.” We’ve celebrated this day in different ways for the past 3 years – in 2015 we had a big party;…



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PSA: Reading Not Cancelled

The Library will close to the public again beginning on Saturday, December 12 at 5:00 pm 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.  Even though our service will look a little different for at least the next four weeks, we look forward to still serving you. Here’s what you can do with your library card during this second government-mandated lockdown.  ...read more
Mar. 18, '20