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The Difference Between a B and an A+
Idea Exchange | September 28, 2012
The Difference Between a B and an A+ As September turns casually into October, many parents, teachers and students are just getting into the routine... Read More»
Woman with question marks above her head
Idea Exchange | August 24, 2012
It’s easy to be overwhelmed with information these days, and sometimes it’s hard to know which online sources you can trust. But when you need to... Read More»
Show Us Yours winner - Joe's Murky Pond
Idea Exchange | July 24, 2012
Landscaping. For many this means pristine green lawns, and beautifully manicured gardens. For others, it’s transforming their backyard into an... Read More»
Frank's waterfront view:  this month’s SHOW US YOURS photo contest winner
Idea Exchange | June 28, 2012
What’s in a building? Some would argue a building is made up of what it holds – for example a library and books, or a gallery and art. Others would... Read More»
Image of a woman loading a bicycle into the back of a car
Leona, Queen's Square | May 14, 2012
It’s something all drivers face: car shopping. There are those who love this – who dream about what car they’ll have and when they’ll get it. Then... Read More»
Emma's Reading Rock
Idea Exchange | April 25, 2012
Reading – what a great way to expand your ideas. And ideas are what we’re all about! Our SHOW US YOURS photo contest showed a strong response – and... Read More»
Photo of 10 year old Max up a tree with his computer
Betty, Queen's Square | October 13, 2011
10 year old Max is brushing up on his German, using Mango’s free online language learning program. “Max started with German for kids, but found it so... Read More»
Meet Hannah: Daredevil
Idea Exchange | May 16, 2011
My name is Hannah and I am 11 years old. I love gymnastics and hanging upside down on the parallel bars or jumping high in the air on the trampoline... Read More»
Daddy Daughter Duo Felix and Amelia
Idea Exchange | April 18, 2011
Felix & Amelia: "My family absolutely loves having the Preston branch of the library within walking distance to our house. Before we had our... Read More»

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