It's never too early to start reading to your kids. Some on the books on this list are my faves. some are my sons’. They're all best enjoyed together.
Written by Shelby Quinlan, Library Assistant As a teacher turned library assistant myself, I know first-hand about the summer slide. Not the fun summer slide where you spend all summer at the waterpark, but the tricky summer slide where students’ brains become a little doughier after bingeing on Netflix and Minecraft all summer. Studies show […]
Written by Rachel Dueck, Library Assistant Do you ever find yourself humming while changing a diaper? Or making up a silly song about airplanes as you are circling your toddler’s mouth with a spoonful of smashed peas? And why, you ask? It’s the power of singing! As a mother to four beautiful daughters and an […]
Written by Holly Arnason, Digital Literacy Librarian At EPL, we're always looking for opportunities to connect families with resources and programs that support the development of digital literacy skills. And just in time for the holidays, EPL staff have compiled a list of their favourite gadgets. This gift guide features some of the newest technology we’ve spotted to support […]
By Nancy Sheng, Youth Services Librarian In the 21st century, coding is a new type of literacy; a language that allows those fluent in it to explore, create and affect change in our increasingly high-tech world. Like any language, the earlier you learn it, the more it sticks. New coding programs are being introduced to […]
Written by Susan Chau Community Librarian and Mother of Zoe (age 5) Kindergarten is a critical age for learning, and as a parent myself we are our child’s first and best teacher. At this age, children make significant progress in developing the building blocks of reading and literacy. As a community librarian, I am thrilled […]