Orange Shirt Day is a time to listen with open ears, minds and hearts to the stories of residential school survivors and their families.
With the right tools, we can raise a generation of discerning readers who know how to ask the right questions to determine if a source is trustworthy.
Whether you want to learn to code or fulfill your life-long dream of having a robot best friend, the Edmonton Public Library has something for you.
By Mona Bacon, EPL Community Librarian Ammar is a confident and outgoing grade eleven student with a ready smile and a great sense of humour. He is also a newcomer to Canada. He recently arrived in Edmonton from Syria and, like the other 16 teens who have come to the EPL Castle Downs Branch on […]
Written by Holly Arnason, Digital Literacy Librarian Just in time for the holidays - a list for the “big kid” who loves exploring new technology and gadgets. EPL staff have hand-picked the latest tech gadgets that could make someone’s gift under the tree a memorable one and could also easily fit in the EPL Makerspace. Pocket C.H.I.P. ($70 […]
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 […]
Written by Tamsin Shute, Youth Services Librarian With the recent devastating fires in Fort McMurray, many families found themselves having difficult discussions with their children they never expected to ever have. Forest fires do play a role in forest ecology, but can be devastating when they get too close to homes. Not only did young […]