A father’s impact on a child’s life and the library

Written by Michael Eaton, Community Librarian In recent years, there has been research done about the positive impact fathers’ involvement has on their children, especially in literacy activities. Some of these include: Increased ability and interest in reading amongst children Increased attentiveness in the classroom Better developed problem-solving skills Greater resilience to stressful situations Over…
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Seniors and Teens Work Together

EPL has created an intergenerational pilot program and is having seniors and teens work together to create relationships. The pilot program includes the use of "Then and Now" kits, which help start conversations between seniors and teens in the Mill Woods community. Mill Woods Branch staff is looking for hard to find vintage and contemporary items, and we’re…
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I’m the new kid in town

  It's been a long time in the making, but we're sure proud to show you our new epl.ca. EPL wanted to make it simpler for you, our customers, to find what you need; and this new site will do just that! There are always some growing pains adjusting to change, but we're confident you'll…
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Green Screen Projects

Green Screen Projects The River City Zombie Committee took some creepy photos using the Makerspace green screen. In December a group of cosplayers came into the Makerspace and used the green screen to photograph the costumes that they created. The photos were taken by Richard Gagne. In the photos are Katie Hockin and Natasha Iwashkiw…
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A Guide to Video Chatting

Video Chatting with Children Staying in contact with family can be only a click away with video chat. Whether your family members are living a few blocks away or on the other side of the world, using video chat allows you to experience face-to-face interaction, to celebrate milestones or just to watch them grow. Literacy…
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Support

Our Investments in Literacy Our goal is to transform our community by improving literacy and making it easy for Edmontonians to learn, create and discover…
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