All month long, libraries and library partners across Canada are raising awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives.
More than just a place to find books, libraries promote cultural awareness, engage in the community, provide educational programs, support freedom of expression and so much more.
2021 Theme: One card, one million possibilities
When we moved to the location we are at one of the things that was a must for me was having a library close enough that I could walk to especially because we wanted kids. Thankfully our little city has two libraries that we have access to. At the time I was thinking this would be a perfect place where we could go and borrow items from the library because I didn’t know all the things that they could do and offer its residents.
Once my son was born I instantly got him a library card. Then as he got older we took part in storytime (at both branches) (we loved the lady who put this together weekly. I still have all the little crafts they made during each storytime. This lady was super creative and the crafts she assembled went perfectly with the story.) From there we took advantage of the summer reading program and every holiday-themed sessions. We practically lived at the library until my son started high school.
We are very fortunate to have this awesome library that offers so many things to kids, families, seniors etc. Apart from storytime, they over so many educational sessions, author events, book clubs and so much more. Hopefully, once this pandemic ends I will be able to go back and take part in some events.
Does your library offer these kinds of things?