Public libraries offer books, shelter and much more

Public libraries offer books, shelter and much more Toronto Public Library’s first full-time social worker highlights the much-needed resources they provide to the community BY TARA MACINNIS https://locallove.ca/places/public-libraries-offer-books-shelter-and-much-more/#.XZtnBpArKM8 Stephen...

Updates – Girls Who Code & FOPL

This year was Girls Who Code’s first back-to-school in Canada and it was a tremendous success! We’ve been receiving dozens of Club applications every week. Below are some suggestions around how we can work together to expand our Clubs program to get more girls in Ontario excited about technology and computer science. I would encourage you to schedule a call with me to discuss the updates below and collaborate on how I can continue to support our partnership and your Clubs. CLUBS AFFILIATED TO THE FEDERATION OF ONTARIO PUBLIC LIBRARIES Attached are the Girls Who Code Clubs affiliated with our partnership. Thank you for promoting our programs and helping to launch 16 Clubs for the girls you serve. It looks like no new Club was launched since July; feel free to continue spreading the word to engage more girls! NEXT STEPS TO PROMOTE CLUBS FURTHER I hope to work closely with you over the next few weeks to reach even more girls in your communities! Can you please let me know if you would be interested in any of the following? Would you be interested in scheduling a webinar that I would lead for prospective Clubs Facilitators in your network? Is there an upcoming event or meeting that I could join in-person or virtually to share more information about Girls Who Code Clubs? Is there a scheduled newsletter or email that could include a blurb about Girls Who Code Clubs? If so, feel free to use template language from our Outreach Toolkit or I’d be happy to work with you to customize this language to fit your audience. Thank...

Hamilton and Six Nations Public Libraries announce collaboration

Hamilton and Six Nations Public Libraries announce collaboration Hamilton and Six Nations Public Libraries announce collaboration https://www.sachem.ca/news-story/9631519-hamilton-and-six-nations-public-libraries-announce-collaboration/ “Feather Maracle, left and Paul Takala announced a partnership between Six Nations Library and Hamilton Public Library for reciprocal borrowing between communities. – Hamilton Public Library Six Nations Library houses the largest First Nations public library. They are collaborating with Hamilton’s library system to offer residents access to one another’s space, material and information. – Tara Lindemann/TorstarCanada’s largest First Nations library and one of the country’s largest library systems are partnering up. Six Nations Public Library and the Hamilton Public Library have announced a plan for reciprocal borrowing, which will allow residents from both communities free access to space, information and materials. It’s to the mutual benefit of both said Six Nations CEO and director of library services Feather Maracle, at the Oct. 2 announcement. “(It’s allowing) Six Nations community members increase access to Hamilton’s print and online resources and offering Hamilton residents an increased awareness of (our library) and its wealth of Six Nations and Indigenous-specific resources and material.” And those opportunities can be helpful to any library user. “My best friend is Mohawk,” said 10-year-old Danny Kaye, while sussing graphic novels at Hamilton Public Library’s central location. “I can borrow books to learn more about his culture and maybe even language.” Located in the heart of Ohsweken, Six Nations Public Library is an intimate space packed with books and resources and perfect nooks for anyone to sit and read. It also holds an impressive archive of historical resources and language materials. Hamilton Public Library has housed the colourful archives of...