Starting June 20 teens (11-17 years) can register at any library location for G.C.R. - Get Caught Reading! Drop in to the library to tell us about what you are reading OR submit an online short review of what you are reading to get a ballot for a weekly prize draw. Complete RINGO challenges for more chances to win!
If you are 12 to 18 years old, you can Read Away Your Fines on your Library card during National Youth Week.
For every 15 minutes of reading you do in the Library, you get $1 off your fines.
If you sat down and read books, magazines or graphic novels for an hour that would earn you $4 off your fines!
The offer is good for fines only, not for charges for lost or damaged items.
Good only for fines on teen cards.
Ask staff how it works!
Libraries and poems share something in common.
Both offer worlds of discovery that challenge us to view our lives from a different perspective.
During April, those worlds will intersect, as libraries throughout the country celebrate National Poetry Month.
Established by the League of Canadian Poets in April 1998, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools, and poets around the country get together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in Canadian culture.
In honour of National Poetry Month, we created a program just for you! Poetically Speaking will be hosted by Emma Blue of the Poetry Slam on Wednesday, April 29 from 7 - 8 pm at the Central Library.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with us;
you can walk, drive or take the bus.
Step into the spotlight and read a poem;
by someone else or one of your own.
Don't be shy! Give it a try!
Judges and critics - there will be none;
this whole hour is just for fun!