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Guest Librarian | Kitchener Public Library

Guest Librarian | Kitchener Public Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Our guest librarians bring fresh ideas and act as library ambassadors in their neighbourhoods and workplaces.


Our new #Lightbrary initiative, brought to us by Robin Mazumder, provides light therapy lamps to all Kitchener Public Library locations. A light therapy lamp emits intense levels of light similar to sunshine. The lamps are one form of treatment that has proven successful in helping people suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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How “El Deafo” Empowers Kids Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

How “El Deafo” Empowers Kids Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Cece Bell’s 2015 Newbery Honor book, a graphic memoir, is changing lives, educators say.
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Meet the Canada Reads 2017 contenders

Meet the Canada Reads 2017 contenders | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Five Canadians - an actor, a musician, a comedian, a performer and a veteran - will battle it out to become the next Canada Reads champion beginning March 27, 2017.

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Children's Books about Empathy and Compassion

Children's Books about Empathy and Compassion | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Children's picture books to teach empathy, compassion and generosity. Read these books to combat a sense of entitlement and encourage kindness.
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MakerSpace: Paper Circuits, an inexpensive way to introduce electronics with almost instant gratification — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

MakerSpace: Paper Circuits, an inexpensive way to introduce electronics with almost instant gratification — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
...paper circuits are less expensive then a lot of the things on my “things we want to try” list. Also, they don’t take up a lot of space. It’s a great introduction to the idea of circuits without a lot of tools, wires, and things like soldering. I know nothing of soldering.
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Why Reading the Same Book Repeatedly Is Good for Kids (Even If It Drives You Nuts)

Why Reading the Same Book Repeatedly Is Good for Kids (Even If It Drives You Nuts) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Despite its annoyances for parents, repetitive reading offers a surprising number of benefits for new readers.

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Lecteur vorace : 5 trucs pour lire 100 livres en une année

Lecteur vorace : 5 trucs pour lire 100 livres en une année | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

On ne le dira jamais assez : la taille compte, mais pas trop. Et l’on parle bien de la taille de sa bibliothèque. Pour qui a décidé en 2017 de battre des records, en voici un qui s’annonce tout à fait réalisable : lire 100 livres sur l’ensemble de l’année. Cela exige un peu d’organisation et de volonté. Celle de laisser tomber les mauvais livres.


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102 Books Recommended by Stephen King

102 Books Recommended by Stephen King | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
What books does Stephen King recommend? You don't become one of the most prolific writers of all time without reading a few books. In his book, On Writing, Stephen Kin
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The Diversity List: Picture, Easy, and Early Chapter Books of 2016 — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

The Diversity List: Picture, Easy, and Early Chapter Books of 2016 — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Since January of 2016 I’ve kept track of all picture books, easy books, and early chapter books published in ’16 that contain diversity on their pages. They are placed here in order of publication date.

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Google Launches Toontastic 3D, an App for Telling Animated Stories

Google Launches Toontastic 3D, an App for Telling Animated Stories | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Unlike other tools that focus on the technical aspects of filmmaking, Toontastic 3D emphasizes storytelling, according to Google, which released the free app for Android and iOS devices today.
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Where Families Play: Dynamic Early Learning Spaces

Where Families Play: Dynamic Early Learning Spaces | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

These innovative public library destinations for young children and their caregivers are places for reading, romping, and learning.

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Saskatoon Library Launches Read for Reconciliation Space

Saskatoon Library Launches Read for Reconciliation Space | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Since the last of Canada’s Indian residential schools closed in 1996, the nation has been attempting to shape a response to the legacy of abuse that the residential school system—which removed native children from their homes and families—inflicted on its Indigenous Peoples. Saskatoon Public Library (SPL), Saskatchewan, has become the first public library to incorporate a space permanently dedicated to truth and reconciliation. On November 21 SPL’s Frances Morrison Central Library opened the Read for Reconciliation reading area, which includes a full set of the reports compiled by the TRC over five years, plus a variety of books about Canada’s history of residential schools, as well as an extensive reading list on the history and legacy of residential schools in Canada on its homepage.
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The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how.

The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how. | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
In the era of fake news, librarians are our best hope for educating kids about bogus reporting, biased points of view, and more.
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MySimpleShow for explaining (and my first story) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

MySimpleShow for explaining (and my first story) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Looking for a simple (and free) explainer video creator? One of my recent discoveries is MySimpleShow. Write a script or upload a little PowerPoint (up to 20 slides) and tell your story cut-out, explainer style.
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Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement

Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Harvard Family Research Project and the Public Library Association explore what family engagement is, the research behind why families matter for children’s learning, and why libraries matter for family engagement. The rich digital and hands-on resources libraries offer, especially when guided by librarians, can help families steer, guide, and support learning. The report highlights five actions that libraries are taking to engage all families in children’s learning from early childhood and throughout the school years.

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Beyond Colonialism? Libraries for a Canada We Don't Yet Know

The 2017 Dalhousie-Horrocks National Leadership Lecture & Award Presentation Reconciliation. Relationships. Restitution.

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Books to Help Kids Understand What It’s Like to Be a Refugee | Brightly

Books to Help Kids Understand What It’s Like to Be a Refugee | Brightly | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Stories can facilitate dialogue, foster understanding, and inspire young readers to help create safe and welcoming environments in their own communities.
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Great Books: Celebrating Winter

Great Books: Celebrating Winter | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Picture books filled with cold-weather escapades, charismatic characters, and crystalline emotions are the perfect accompaniments to hot cocoa as readers and listeners await spring.
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Toronto Leads the Way in Digital Reading

Digital circulation tops three million, putting Toronto in first place among library systems. Toronto is a city of readers, and digital library lending is on the rise. In 2016, Toronto Public Library (TPL) cardholders borrowed more than three million digital books, putting us in first place among library systems worldwide. This is a 20% jump from overall 2015 digital lending rates, and a 40% increase in eaudiobook borrowing alone.

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Series for Every Type of Reluctant Reader | Nonfiction Notions

Series for Every Type of Reluctant Reader | Nonfiction Notions | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Librarian Jennifer Wharton explains the three major reluctant reader types and recommends high-interest titles for each.
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Snowman Progression Animation

Snowman Progression Animation | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

I was first introduced to the progression animation idea when I saw the work of Andy Martin and his plasticine rhythm workshop...

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Post It Note Art (Guest Post by Stacey Costabile) — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

Post It Note Art (Guest Post by Stacey Costabile) — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
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Library Extension Finds Books At Your Local Library While You Shop On Amazon

Library Extension Finds Books At Your Local Library While You Shop On Amazon | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Chrome: Amazon may be convenient, but nothing beats free. So, when you’re shopping for books on the site, Library Extension will find those same books at your local library. You can even drive to pick them up faster than Amazon can ship them.
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Love Literacy in Libraries | Programs That Pop

Love Literacy in Libraries | Programs That Pop | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Cassandra Black met her husband online, inspiring her and colleague Mary Frances Frayne to put on an online dating workshop in February 2016 at the Belmont Library, CA. At the time, Black served as teen services librarian and Frayne as community services librarian. The program was geared mostly to seniors, who dominate Belmont’s classes.
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How to Be More Accessible on Social Media

How to Be More Accessible on Social Media | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
While there is only so much you can do to be accessible on social media, it is still an important and there are several ways to improve accessibility.
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