First Nations Public Library Week

It’s hard to believe but this year is the 20th anniversary of First Nations Public Library Week, running from Oct. 4-10. It also coincides with Canadian Library month and it’s intended to raise aware of the resources, services, programs and activities of the 46 public libraries on First Nations in Ontario. This year’s theme is... Continue Reading →

Back to School

Well, we’ve done it. As this article comes out, students will have finished up the first week of school. We can all take a - very small - sigh of relief that we got through it. Whether or not you are a parent, having kids in our community go back to school in pandemic times... Continue Reading →

Lunch Box Ideas

Regardless of what school might look like for your children this fall, they’re going to need lunch!  Your Library can help make this part of the day stress-free, with these cookbooks. The school year survival book : healthy recipes and sanity-saving strategies for every family and every meal (even snacks) by Laura Keogh and Ceri... Continue Reading →

NEW! Free Resources From TBPL

In our May 2 column we mentioned that many groups and organizations have stepped up to make their resources free during this pandemic. Businesses that typically sell online products to libraries have also been allowing free access for short periods of time, usually a month or two. Today we’ll be looking at a few that... Continue Reading →

Decolonize Your Reading List

People often say that they don’t have enough time to read. The truth is, we do have enough time to read, it’s just that our free time is stolen by endless scrolling on our smartphones. But what if that time could be redeemed and used to enjoy a new book?  Now, more than ever, is... Continue Reading →

Making the Best of Being at Home

So, it’s been a week and you’re still stuck at home. You’ve binge watched nearly everything on Netflix and as you’re social distancing, ‘cabin fever’ is starting to set in. Now is the time to discover what your Thunder Bay Public Library can do to help you pass the days as we all work to... Continue Reading →

More Than Just Books!

You might be thinking you don’t need libraries, in this age of easy access to information.  But, I think you do.  Here are some ways you can use your library which you may not know about. With your library card you can access Transparent Languages, an easy to use, online language learning program.  Go to... Continue Reading →

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