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Public libraries receive $100,000 donation for new eBooks and audio books

The New Brunswick Public Library Service has received a donation of $100,000 to purchase new eBooks and downloadable audio books from the New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation. “This gift allows our public libraries to offer the most up-to-date electronic resources to New Brunswickers,” said Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Danny Soucy. “This collection enables the growing number of those who read using mobile devices to access new titles as well as eBooks and audio books already in demand.”

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Pour promouvoir la littératie, les médecins du N.-B. « prescrivent la lecture »

Pour promouvoir la littératie, les médecins du N.-B. « prescrivent la lecture » | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Des médecins du Nouveau-Brunswick veulent donner un coup de main aux groupes de francisation et d'alphabétisation. Ils ont l'intention désormais de prescrire de la lecture aux enfants.

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Profile: Khizanat al-Qarawiyyin, the oldest library in the world, set to re-open after multimillion-pound restoration

Profile: Khizanat al-Qarawiyyin, the oldest library in the world, set to re-open after multimillion-pound restoration | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Inside the building, which was founded in 859, are priceless manuscripts including a ninth-century copy of the Koran with its elaborate Kufic script written on camel skin. Other texts date back as far as the seventh century and include the words of some of the most renowned Islamic thinkers but were at risk because of the uncontrolled humidity of the building and its general neglect.

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Les meilleurs livres québécois de 2016… jusqu’à maintenant! | Thématique | Livres | Leslibraires.ca

Les meilleurs livres québécois de 2016… jusqu’à maintenant! | Thématique | Livres | Leslibraires.ca | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
L'an passé, nous avions fait une thématique semblable sur Les meilleurs titres québécois de 2015, juste à temps pour la Fête nationale des Québécois. Cette année, nous réitérons et vous proposons quelques-uns des plus grands crus de 2016... jusqu'à maintenant!
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Ottawa demande la destruction de Little free library : pourquoi tant de haine ?

Ottawa demande la destruction de Little free library : pourquoi tant de haine ? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Les Free Public Libraries de la ville d’Ottawa ont fait l’objet d’une plaint

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Study Finds Playing Math Game Boosted Preschoolers Abilities

Study Finds Playing Math Game Boosted Preschoolers Abilities | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The on-screen game used by Johns Hopkins University researchers was designed to encourage practicing the basic "number sense" all children are born with. (includes video)

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Scarves in Storytimes

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I regularly use a set of multi-coloured chiffon scarves in our Baby Rhymetimes, and our visiting babies love them!

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Literacy project heads to area laundromats

Literacy project heads to area laundromats | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

TRAVERSE CITY — Washers spun and dryers tumbled as Steven Strasko read aloud from “Five Little Monkeys. Strasko is one of six or seven volunteer “ambassadors” who take turns reading four days a month at Traverse City laundromats where families with children might be. -MARTA HEPLER DRAHOS

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Élargissement de l’initiative des laissez-passer gratuits par Kings Landing et les bibliothèques publiques

Élargissement de l’initiative des laissez-passer gratuits par Kings Landing et les bibliothèques publiques | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
En septembre, les membres du public peuvent se rendre dans l’une des 63 bibliothèques publiques de la province et utiliser leur carte de bibliothèque pour obtenir un laissez-passer gratuit au Village historique de Kings Landing.
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Épisodes | 1001 VIES | ICI Radio-Canada.ca

Épisodes | 1001 VIES | ICI Radio-Canada.ca | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Ce documentaire trace le portrait du rôle social des bibliothèques publiques au Québec et ailleurs dans le monde. (video)

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Software Heritage: l’Inria archive le patrimoine mondial du logiciel libre

Software Heritage: l’Inria archive le patrimoine mondial du logiciel libre | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
L'Inria met en ligne Software Heritage, une plateforme qui archive le logiciel libre et appelle à contribution.
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Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar

Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Coding class? Zumba? No longer just repositories for books, New York’s public libraries have reinvented themselves as one-stop community centers that aim to offer something for everyone.
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The Strange History of Microfilm, Which Will Be With Us for Centuries

The Strange History of Microfilm, Which Will Be With Us for Centuries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
From carrier pigeons to comic books.
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Kindergarten students to get library cards

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P.E.I.'s public libraries are partnering with the Department of Education to provide a library card for every kindergarten student in the province.

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Iowa City Public Library will open early for accessible browsing hour | The Gazette

Iowa City Public Library will open early for accessible browsing hour | The Gazette | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Gazette | CEDAR RAPIDS - Jonah Heath is a five-year-old from Iowa City who loves to read, especially with his mom, Jessie Witherell.However, because Jonah is autistic...

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La lecture pour réduire l'écart scolaire entre garçons et filles

La lecture pour réduire l'écart scolaire entre garçons et filles | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Il faut créer un engouement pour la lecture chez les jeunes garçons, indique un professeur de la faculté des sciences de l'éducation à l'Université Laval. Égide Royer croit que les lacunes en lecture sont à l'origine des écarts de diplomation...
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Bookeen lance la couverture solaire pour liseuses d’ebooks

Bookeen lance la couverture solaire pour liseuses d’ebooks | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
On l’attendait, elle est arrivée ! Les amateurs de lecture numérique vont être comblés, Bookeen lance enfin la première couverture solaire intégrée qui recharge sa liseuse.

Disponible dès aujourd’hui cet étui protège la liseuse Cybook Ocean tout en la rechargeant rapidement grâce à la lumière du jour.

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Birth to 5 | Baltimore County Public Library

Birth to 5 | Baltimore County Public Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Early literacy begins at birth before children start school. Parents and/or caregivers are a child's first teachers and are instrumental in promoting reading readiness in children ages birth to 5. Baltimore County Public Library's programs and services can help you fulfill this important role.
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NICU Mother Goose on the Loose Goslings Program

With generous funding from the PNC Foundation, the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital and Port Discovery Children’s Museum has launched an innovative early childhood education program designed to provide developmental stimulation to infants in The Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. To learn more about the Goslings Program, visit www.ummsfoundation.org/goslings

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Kings Landing and public libraries expand free admission pass promotion

Kings Landing and public libraries expand free admission pass promotion | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Throughout September, members of the public may visit any of the province’s 63 public libraries and use their library card to sign out one free admission pass to Kings Landing Historical Settlement.

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Bedford woman puts squirrels in the picture

(video) A secret world exists on Nancy Rose’s back deck. It’s inhabited by small, bushy-tailed rodents. To the untrained eye, they look like ordinary squirrels or chipmunks. But through Rose’s lens, they take on the appearance of expectant lovers, housemaids and even seagoing fishermen.

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WeAreTeachers: 60 Apps to Teach STEAM in the Classroom

WeAreTeachers: 60 Apps to Teach STEAM in the Classroom | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
“ pairing—as kids drag, draw and create they learn more about technology and the world around them. That's why we've gathered 60 of our favorite apps for teaching STEAM in the classroom, with recommendations for every grade level. Read on to get our list!”
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Great list - so, so graphics - too much like Comic Sans!

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Everything Librarians Need To Know About Pokemon Go!

Everything Librarians Need To Know About Pokemon Go! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Everything Librarians Need To Know About Pokemon Go! You’ve seen the Facebook posts. You’ve seen the headlines, you’ve heard about it in conversation, and you may have seen groups of teens an
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Mindfulness and Meditation Programs

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I have been teaching meditation as part of Yoga in the Library programs for many, many years, including in classes for children. I also teach meditation techniques to staff. Unsurprisingly, library staff are stressed. (I know, right?)
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Being a librarian now means also being at least a part-time social worker

Being a librarian now means also being at least a part-time social worker | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
At San Francisco’s main branch, a balance of outreach and keeping a lookout
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