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Heart and Stethoscope
Leah, Queen's Square | August 1, 2018
“A book is both medic and medicine at once.” -- The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George As I promised in “The (book) doctor is in”, I’ve returned to... Read More»
lineup of ballet shoes
Programs + Events | August 1, 2018
August is here, bringing with it more programs for you to enjoy. We’ve got something for everyone this month, from meeting local makers to comic book... Read More»
Books with Simpsons colours
Jessica, Queen's Square | August 1, 2018
Anyone who knows me knows I am obsessed with two things: Reading and The Simpsons. My love of reading is what led to my job working at a library... Read More»
man in forest with device
Meghan, Queen's Square | August 1, 2018
By all appearances, messing around on your smartphone or tablet looks like the exact opposite of appreciating nature. But appearances can be... Read More»
Teenagers holding scripts on a stage
Shaun, Hespeler | August 1, 2018
Everyone knows that actors typically get a lot of fame and, if you’re lucky, some money too. But there are plenty of other hidden rewards to acting... Read More»
Red circle with text Hello Summer
Charlotte Turner | July 31, 2018
A lot of people start out summer totally ready to spend the two months trying new things, soaking up the sun, and having fun. Unfortunately,... Read More»
Evan and James
Megan at Queen's Square | July 30, 2018
Evan and James are two energetic brothers who both enjoy reading, swimming, and playing video games. Evan talked to me about a Batman comic book,... Read More»
Meet the Fairies
Grace at Queen's Square | July 30, 2018
Sisters Mackenzie and Makayla love coming to the library. Mackenzie greets me each morning with a hug and both girls are all smiles when they come to... Read More»
Nadia Shiloh and Eli
Isabel and Mya at Hespeler | July 30, 2018
A library is a place full of fascination, curiosity, and imagination. It’s easy to become lost in your passions and for one family at Idea Exchange... Read More»
Photo of Luke
Gabriella at Preston | July 25, 2018
Canada is a diverse country made more so because it has two official languages: French and English. Unfortunately, English tends to overshadow the... Read More»

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