It is being billed as the “city’s living room.” Its rooftop patio offers stunning views of Halifax harbour. There is a 300-seat theatre, two cafes, gaming stations, two music studios, dedicated space for adult literacy, a First Nations reading circle and boardrooms for local entrepreneurs. Oh, and it will lend books, too.
The studios, which enable students to produce professional quality presentations and green screen recordings by simply plugging a flash drive into a USB port and pressing a single button, were initially launched in February 2012. Usage has grown rapidly ever since.
Who will be Canada's next great writer? We're keeping an eye on these 12 contenders. From poets to playwrights, meet the 12 rising CanLit stars who make up the 2014 edition of CBC Books' Writers to Watch.
The necessity of saying “no” to so many aspiring authors was what initially inspired me to host a local author fair. Once I promoted the idea, finding authors was not a problem. In fact, I had to stop accepting applications when we reached 40, the maximum number of wordsmiths that could be accommodated comfortably in the library garden.
BookLamp’s most well-known product was the Book Genome Project, a platform that let users find suggestions for books to read based on natural language analysis of other titles. BookLamp’s tech and talent could help Apple improve its iBooks service with better recommendations, search, and categorization.
Books on this list offer young travelers a great opportunity to explore new cultures through a colorful world of illustrated stories and fairytales. These books will introduce your children to the rich cultural heritage and traditions of your international destinations.
Anne Mangen, professeure du National centre for reading education and research en Norvège, avait l'intuition depuis quelques temps que l'ergonomie de l'objet sur lequel on lit influençait la lecture elle-même. Que la tangibilité du papier, par rapport à l'intangibilité du numérique, avait un...
Over the years, a number of publications have been produced for library trustees including the Library Board Development Kit, Trustee Tips, and Trustee 20/20. These publications are now available electronically, and are linked here. You are welcome to use any of these materials online or to download and print for your individual board members.
...I'm so excited today to introduce our very special guest, Jayne Entwistle, audiobook narrator and actress. The first time I heard Jayne's narrative voice was in her reading of Alan Bradley's The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I loved the book, and then had a chance to listen to the audiobook--and I was captivated by Jayne's amazing talent. Since then, I've listened to all of Jayne's recordings of the books in the wonderful Flavia de Luce series. Each time, I'm completely enchanted and thoroughly entertained...
In light of New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio's push to open 33,000 PreK spots in NYC, the Queens Library Woodhaven branch will offer, for the first time, a PreK class for 18 kids starting this September.
It's never too early to encourage reading. Richard Byrne shares his picks for tools that young readers and writers can use with or without an adult. Includes screencasts demoing three applications: Building Language for Literacy, Reading Bear, and Maily, an iOS app for letter writing.
Penny Kittle is a teacher on a mission. She wants to, as outlined by her website, "promote the love of reading among adolescents by providing classroom libraries of highly-engaging books to middle and high school English teachers." She does this through her Book Love Foundation, which works with educators to learn how to engage students - even the most reluctant of readers - with books.
Amazon already offers one free book a month to all Kindle users who are also Amazon Prime subscribers via their Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (KOLL) service. It began in November 2011 with about 5,000 titles available and as of January 2014 offers access to more than 500,000 ebooks.
Laura Hazard-Owens points out in her article published today, “Amazon is testing “Kindle Unlimited,” an ebook subscription service for $9.99/month”, that the folks from Seattle appear to be preparing for a roll-out of a new service. The report includes a look at some of the content KOLL makes available today from all of the Harry Potter titles to a lot of self-published books.
The Lexicon is costing €36.6m to build. In an interesting move, the 6,520m2 building – which will be the central library for the county of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown – will be called the Dlr Lexicon, which reflects the fact that it offers more than a library.
It’s also intended to be a cultural centre, with a café (the tenant is yet to be decided on), a gallery, a small auditorium space, crafts spaces, a local history library, 100 parking spaces and a children’s library.
It’s hoped that this mix of facilities will attract more than 50,000 people to Dun Laoghaire every year.
Rather than being detached from the rest of the town, it is supposed to draw people into the centre of Dun Laoghaire, offering them a space to explore and enjoy before making their way into the town.