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Teaching media literacy to those in need of a helping hand

Teaching media literacy to those in need of a helping hand | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it

"The [London Public] library is hosting a number of events during Media Literacy Week, including the Computers for Older Adults program, Privacy Matters, which was offered on Wednesday (Nov. 7) at the East London Branch of the library. Media literacy staff and the library’s volunteer technology tutors, joined together to assist participants in getting an introduction to not only issues related to getting started on the Internet, but how to be safe aftewards."

-Sean Meyer @Newswriter22 (London Community News). Spotted by London Public Library @londonpubliclibrary


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You can borrow Chrome books at the Brampton Library

You can borrow Chrome books at the Brampton Library | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it
BRAMPTON In May 2013, Brampton Library unveiled the Gore Meadows Library branch which can well be described as the library of the future. There was something for every kind of library customer- over a 100,000 books, CDs and DVDs, tables where you can plug...
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Torontonians Receive $5.63 of value for every dollar invested in Toronto Public Library

Torontonians Receive $5.63 of value for every dollar invested in Toronto Public Library | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it
First-of-its-kind Canadian study illustrates library's economic impact on Toronto TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto Public Library recently commissioned the Martin Prosperity Institute, part of...
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Brampton’s first ‘Free Little Library’ opens on Alexander Street

Brampton’s first ‘Free Little Library’ opens on Alexander Street | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it
BRAMPTON—Miniature libraries are popping up in communities all across North America— and a Brampton neighbourhood has opened this city’s very first.
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London is bookworm city

London is bookworm city | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it
When it comes to books, London has the last word — in Ontario, at least.
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Communities rally in support of library branches | Local | News | Chatham This Week

Communities rally in support of library branches | Local | News | Chatham This Week | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it
News, Local, Provincial, Canada, World, Sports, High School Sports, Local Hockey, Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Curling, Other Sports, Entertainment, Local, Movies, Music, Television, Celebrities, Life, Health, Food, Travel,...
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Trillium grant for the library | News | Tillsonburg News

Trillium grant for the library | News | Tillsonburg News | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it
News, Local, Provincial, Canada, World, Sports, High School Sports, Local Hockey, Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Curling, Other Sports, Entertainment, Local, Movies, Music, Television, Celebrities, Life, Health, Food, Travel,...
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Toronto Library uses social media to keep people reading

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Get to Know Literary Ontario: Port Hope Public Library’s Tea and Books Book Club

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Toronto Tool Library opens next month

Toronto Tool Library opens next month | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it

The latest tool lending library opens next month, March 2013 in Toronto. Besides a growing collection of tools, the space will also hold instructional workshops, an expert exchange referral service and a tear-down lab.


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A new kind of library - Tbnewswatch.com

A new kind of library - Tbnewswatch.com | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it
A new kind of library hopes it can help local companies compete in the global market. The Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre opened its mobile handset library Wednesday morning. For a fee, the library...

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Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre (Thunder Bay, ON) opens mobile handset library which offers business people in northwest ontario a chance to borrow mobile devices as testbeds for app development or just see what all the fuss is about. This fee-based service claims to be the first in northern Ontario and is a unique partnership with Tbaytel. 

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Amnesty at library for deliquent users

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As to a group of prodigal sons and daughters, the Guelph Public Library is opening its arms to welcome back its most delinquent members.
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I hate the word "delinquent" here, but a great idea--especially since people can return items anonymously through the dropbox.

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DurhamRegion Article: Whitby library wins three provincial awards

DurhamRegion Article: Whitby library wins three provincial awards | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it
Durham Region News | Whitby library wins three provincial awards
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Paws for a Study Break at the Gerstein Science Information Centre | University of Toronto Libraries

Paws for a Study Break at the Gerstein Science Information Centre | University of Toronto Libraries | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it
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Nobel Laureates in McMaster library

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McMaster University’s Archives has papers from 18 Nobel Laureates, which is a lot because only about 100 people have ever won the prestigious prize.
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Need a pricey kitchen gadget? There’s a library for that | Toronto Star

Need a pricey kitchen gadget? There’s a library for that | Toronto Star | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it
The Kitchen Library, which opened Tuesday on Danforth Ave., loans kitchen equipment to foodies in need.
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New Toronto library: great architecture, great view | Toronto Star

New Toronto library: great architecture, great view | Toronto Star | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it
The new Fort York Library, all glass with a crazy angled roof line, says: "We're yours. We're open."
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Ottawa library first in Canada to offer Google Chromebooks

Ottawa library first in Canada to offer Google Chromebooks | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it
Hoping to help ease the backlog at computer workstations, the Ottawa library is boosting their fleet with the addition of 30 new Google Chromebooks—a first for libraries in Canada.
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Public Library receives donation of Autism education materials

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North Bay Public Library News Release ********************* The North Bay Public Library is very pleased to announce that the Library has received a donation of 75 books and DVDs from the North Bay Chapter of Autism Ontario.
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Ever Heard of a Tool Library?

Now that Spring has finally arrived, many people are busy cleaning up their gardens, tuning up their bicycles and doing projects around the house.
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Toronto Public Library helps kids get ready for reading

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Celebrate our Freedom to Read! | McMaster University Library, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Celebrate our Freedom to Read! | McMaster University Library, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it
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University of Toronto and Columbia University libraries launch Tibetan Studies partnership

University of Toronto and Columbia University libraries launch Tibetan Studies partnership
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Halton Hills Library and Cultural Centre readies for opening

Halton Hills Library and Cultural Centre readies for opening | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it
More than 5,600 items were checked out this past weekend.
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Whitby Public Library - Business Services


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Doug Mirams's curator insight, December 27, 2012 1:35 PM

Love the line that finish the video:

"This is simple. So my library card is my new business card"

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New addition, new tech, new year for KPL

New addition, new tech, new year for KPL | Ontario Library Smiles | Scoop.it
Library gets new digs when addition opens in 2013
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