McIver's Grant Public Library will be sizzling this summer with science-related fun. The theme of the library's annual summer reading program is "Fizz. Boom. Read!" with books, projects and activities aimed toward youngsters of all ages. "Our programs will be mostly science-related," said McIver's Grant Public Library's Children's Librarian Lara Freidhof. "David Brooks will do a science show, Robin Alford will do a food demonstration and Andy Baker will do some origami."...
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For 101 years, Alberta’s Edmonton Public Library (EPL) has galvanized its ever-growing city. From its beginnings above a meat and liquor store in 1913 to its current configuration as a massive, team-driven enterprise, EPL has served as a pioneering gathering place, connecting people and expanding minds. In the process, it changed the parameters of what it means to be a public library and transformed itself. Having the spirit and creativity to do that meant taking risks, innovating, and embracing change. It made EPL a model for all public libraries and the winner of the 2014 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year Award.
When you can buy books for cheap on Amazon and research anything online from the comfort of your home, it's easy to dismiss public libraries as dying institutions, crumbling museums for dusty old texts.
Mumbai's 'American library' can spark love for reading, with its resources and ambience: Cultural Affairs Officer Anamika Chakravorty - With a constant dearth of educational centers and reading halls in Mumbai, we often see students complaining but the American Library, situated at a picturesque location at Bandra-Kurla complex can rightfully be called one of the most spacious and well stocked libraries/reading halls in the city.