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Kids with Capes
Laureen, Queen's Square | September 4, 2018
Let’s Read has selected Even Superheroes Have Bad Days by Shelly Becker as the title for this year’s initiative. This energetic picture book has... Read More»
Guitar Players
Programs + Events | September 4, 2018
The days are getting shorter and school is back in session, which can only mean one thing: fall is almost here! As the leaves begin to change, Idea... Read More»
Hadrian's Wall Book Cover from Syndetics
Phil, Queen's Square | September 3, 2018
At the beginning of 2018, I made the bold suggestion that together we could become better read. To that end, I suggested titles to read each month,... Read More»
Bob's Guitar Service
Idea Exchange | September 1, 2018
Chords of collaboration have made Guitars for Kids a reality in our region! Guitars for Kids is an initiative founded by Bob Egan and Bob’s Guitar... Read More»
Clemens Mill Open House Logo
Idea Exchange | August 24, 2018
It’s time to reopen the refreshed Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill! We’ve spent the summer renovating and are excited to share it with you. When you visit... Read More»
Teenagers holding scripts on a stage
Shaun, Hespeler | August 24, 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»
Evan and Ethan
Gabriella at Preston | August 21, 2018
A library book can travel to many homes each year, bringing the community together through the exchange of ideas. Just like the Summer Reading Club,... Read More»
Donna-Lee and Deandra
Gabriella at Preston | August 21, 2018
Today I had the pleasure of meeting yet another pair of amazing siblings: Donna-Lee (9) and her older sister Deandra (12). Donna-Lee arrived at the... Read More»
Kieran and Mackenzie
Grace at Queen's Square | August 21, 2018
Siblings Mackenzie and Kieran love to visit with Megan and I at the Summer Reading Club desk! They are excited each year to join up. Today Kieran... Read More»
Megan at Queen's Square | August 21, 2018
Talia was excited to come to the library with her younger brother and sister today and visit the Summer Reading Club Desk! Talia read Trollhunters:... Read More»