Friday, September 22, 2017

In case your bed side table is not stacked with enough books...

The Toronto Star has come out with their list of 25 must reads for the fall, including Alice McDermott's The Ninth Hour. I finished this on the weekend and was gripped; this is the first time I have read her and all the high praise I heard before was certainly worth it.
Happily I can still squeeze in a few more books. :)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

How cool is this!

Lonely Planet put together a list of places that bring kids books to life. Moomin, Treasure Island, Tintin and Artemis Fowl...time to start next year's travel plans!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Not Your Grandparent's Library!

Did you know that between 1990 and 2014, library visits have grown by nearly 200 percent?! With continued community engagement and partnering, libraries are as popular as ever, and this rise in attendance doesn't look to be slowing any time soon. Head over to, and check out librarian Oleg Kagan's take on the whopping rise in library visits!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Our Great Prime Ministers

How does Canada's democracy work? How was it formed? DK answers and explores these questions and more in Our Great Prime Ministers, a level 4 reader profiling 12 of Canada's most significant Prime Ministers, including Sir John A. Macdonald, Lester B. Pearson, Pierre Trudeau, and Stephen Harper. Perfect for 9 - 11 year-old-readers. Check out the details here. 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Exploring the Poetry Boom

Poetry is red hot! From Rupi Kaur to Sabrina Benaim, the world is captivated with the raw honesty and emotion channeled and expressed by these fabulous poets. As fans continue to engage through social media, and poets continue to engage through readings and heavily viewed YouTube videos, the genre has experienced a colossal boom in sales. Check out Publishers Weekly's in-depth take on the Poetry Surge here

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

What's the Worth of Your Public Library?

The Globe and Mail did a great piece celebrating the value of libraries in our communities.