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Ava and Kate
Mya and Isabel at Hespeler | July 20, 2018
For Ava, age four, the library is the only place to be this summer. Ava has been coming to the library for three years of her life, reading and... Read More»
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Isabel and Mya at Hespeler | July 20, 2018
Shhhh… Do you hear that? What’s that rumbling noise amongst the shelves? It’s only Stanl-- No wait, it’s Connor, devoted library resident, reading... Read More»
Shawna using Cricut
Shawna Bauer-Kenyon | July 19, 2018
Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill has been home to a Cricut machine that has been creating paper crafts of all kinds. Joining our Makerspace in the Old... Read More»
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Lia at Queen's Square | July 16, 2018
Myriam and Brynn were excited to visit the Summer Reading Club desk today and get registered so they could Reach For the Stars! together. Both... Read More»
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Megan at Queen's Square | July 16, 2018
Today I met Allison, also known as Allie; she made sure to let me know that it was “ie” not “y” as I signed her up for our Summer Reading Club. She... Read More»
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Grace at Queen's Square | July 12, 2018
Today, I had the opportunity to talk to Katrina and her mother, who I have gotten to know over the last three years working at the Summer Reading... Read More»
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Gabriella at Preston | July 11, 2018
Interacting with new people can seem daunting at first. However, taking the plunge and diving into a conversation can be rewarding and is often worth... Read More»
Canada Flag and History Buttons on Keyboard
Leah, Queen's Square | July 5, 2018
History fans rejoice! Immerse yourself in Canada’s past with first-class reporting from Maclean’s, Canada’s preeminent news magazine. You never know... Read More»
Clemens Mill during the day
Idea Exchange | July 3, 2018
Clemens Mill is temporarily closed for renovations. It will re-open on Tuesday September 4, 2018. There are exciting changes ahead! Our Clemens Mill... Read More»
Canada USA border
Dawn, Clemens Mill | July 3, 2018
Do you know about this amazingly unique National Historic Site of Canada, The Haskell Free Library & Opera House? This library and opera house is... Read More»

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