Top 5 Favourite Gifts for Explorers, Tinkerers and Makers!

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…
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What Teens Can Do To Keep Busy This Summer

Written by Bronwyn Hartman, Youth Services Librarian 1. Make something great: Our Makerspace has everything teens need for their next creation, including 3D printers, sound booths, a vinyl cutter and more. Encourage teens to drop by the library and get creative! 2. Find the next great read: Teens can check out our Staff Picks, talk to staff for recommendations…
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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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