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If You Liked Harry Potter You Might Like...

July 22 2020

You know when you finish a book and you want to read more like it? One of the many things librarians can do for you is make you something called a read-alike list—a list of books that are similar in some way to the book you enjoyed and so there is a good chance you…

Why Series Are Great for Kids

July 15 2020

1. They like them.If you want someone to get into reading, reading for pleasure is the best way to get them hooked. And in order to get them into reading for pleasure, they need to like the material. So at the first stage of turning your kid into an avid reader, whatever…

Hidden Gems in Our Catalogue: Mr. Lemoncello

July 9 2020

Designed by the greatest board game maker in the world and built under great secrecy, the town’s new library is finally ready to open its doors to the public. A group of 12-year-olds are given the opportunity to spend the night at the library before opening day.…

Things Kids Say in Libraries: A Short Compilation

July 1 2020

It is a truth universally acknowledged that children have a rather… unique way of seeing the world.So we’ve gathered together for your amusement the best of the best of entertaining mini patron library interactions we've heard of through the librarian grapevine.…

Open Call for (Young) Artists!

June 25 2020

We would like to see from our mini patrons what they have been up to since they’ve had to attend school from home. Maybe they drew you a picture of you as their teacher, made a science project or a crafty project for another class, or have been taking part in the…

5 Tips on How to Encourage Reluctant Readers

June 17 2020

 1. Don’t push them to read above their level.Doing so has the opposite effect of what you want, because they’ll learn to associate reading with being hard and not fun. The best thing to do is to support their reading at the level they’re at and to let them…

Libraries in the Time of COVID

June 11 2020

Libraries, like everyone else, have been having to adapt to the COVID lockdown, and we at Bon Accord Public Library are no different. We want to be there for our community now more than ever, but how to do it safely? After educating ourselves on safety standards and…

Furry Librarians: A History

June 2 2020

Most regulars at Bon Accord Public Library are good friends with our library dog. You’re probably aware that having a library dog is pretty unique, but did you know that having a furry librarian in itself is actually not that uncommon?   In library tradition, four-pawed…

Working Together to Stay Safe

May 27 2020

When you go out on your grocery run or at work, do you worry about coming into contact with someone with the coronavirus?   The government of Alberta has created ABTraceTogether, a nifty (and free) app to help in the fight against coronavirus by making it easier to…

Tumble Into Reading

May 20 2020

If you’re a parent, you’re probably worried about your kids not getting enough reading time in. Or maybe you're just looking for a way to keep your little ones entertained.   Your library has a resource for that! It’s called Tumblebooks.   One of many e-resources…