“There seemed to be, for the people that were coming into my branch, no anger or resentment. People were just very, very happy that the library had reopened,” branch manager Jean Kowaleski said. “It was gratifying because it did show how important library service is to the community.”
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I usually just throw my bike in the car and ride in Algonquin Park. But even if I’m just going to ride here and there I might as well know how to look after my bike or even how to tell when it should be looked after,” Lynn Rice said.
Having an overdue book from the library is something that many people fear, but what happens when you literally cannot bring the book back back?
This was a major question for people when on Mar. 18 Toronto Public Libraries went on strike; shutting down all 98 branches in the city.
Members of the Scarborough Historical Society take great pride in preserving the area’s history, but the problem they face is making it interesting to younger generations. According to Rick Schofield, treasurer at the Scarborough Historical Society, the drive to prepare students for provincial testing, has led to less time being spent on learning local history. Schofield also says the province’s stronger focus on English, Math, and Science has led to an overall ignorance among young people regarding Scarborough’s history.
What started out as telling stories using spoken word has evolved over time and is now breaching the world of technology. Electronic books (ebooks) are the newest method of sharing stories and their popularity is steadily increasing. Indigo, Amazon and Sony, among others, all have their own version of the electronic book reader (e-reader).
A cold mix of rain and snow couldn’t keep Scarborough and Pickering residents away from a fun festival. Winterfest, now in its 16th year, was held Saturday at the Port Union Community Recreation Centre.
For grade seven student Hing Wai, the Toronto public library in his Agincourt community is more than just a place with books. It’s a second home. Toronto’s libraries have been under threat of budget cuts…
It’s not just a library. It’s also a community centre, a provider of settlement services for newcomers, and a way to help kids stay off the street.
Crazy talk. What is? Mayor Rob Ford has asked the Toronto Public Library to cut 10 per cent from its 2012 operating budget.
Every other weekend, Crystal Smith helps her children get away to the library. “My daughter, being a book lover, would not have access to books unless she purchases them from a store,” Smith said.