Lifelong Learning:

It’s Essential



May 18, 2016 - 5:31pm

we love artists toursThe NWT Centennial Library in Hay River was very lucky to have a visit from the acclaimed French Canadian illustrator, Geneviève Després, during the 2016 TD Canada Children's Book Week. She gave a workshop on the process of illustration, using one of her books.

May 11, 2016 - 6:13pm

Learning more about family literacyLast week Sandhya Koirala, the assistant librarian at the Inuvik Public Library and I were lucky enough to attend the Training Institute 2016, held by the Centre for Family Literacy in Edmonton. It was a great week filled with learning, fun, and getting to meet others in the family literacy field.

May 4, 2016 - 4:49pm

We were very interested in the recent labour market forecast for the NWT.  That’s because the NWT Literacy Council exists to promote and support the skills that enable NWT residents to participate fully in work, community, and families.

April 27, 2016 - 10:43am

Free libraryThe Yellowknife Public Library hosted a Little Free Libraries workshop recently with Eric Binion and Simon Taylor, a local architect. Eric built Yellowknife’s very first little free book exchange.

This summary will hopefully inspire you to create your very own in whatever corner of the Northwest Territories you live.

April 19, 2016 - 4:37pm

When I got to my house on a sunny day

I found a note pinned to my door,

It was from Aggie and what she had to say

She sure liked my verses and asked me for more.

She told me that April was poetry month

I said that I wasn’t a poet

I told her that I was a versifier

And she said “well, don’t I know it”

“But couldn’t you come up with three hundred words?”

She said “I need them for a blog…”

I told her that maybe I’ll write about birds

but then got a look from my dog

April 14, 2016 - 9:00am

indspire“Our children and youth are the change makers of the future. Education is the key. If youth are supported they will change their circumstances, communities, and this country,” Roberta Jamieson told people at a fundraising luncheon in Yellowknife last week. Ms. Jamieson is the President and CEO of Indspire, an indigenous-led charitable foundation that invests in the education of indigenous people and inspires achievement.

April 6, 2016 - 3:58am

 Parents take a breakTake a Break!  That is the name and the message of a new parent engagement program that we are testing at the NWT Literacy Council.

March 31, 2016 - 9:32am

read to relaxI have always been an anxious person. In my university days my anxiety really kicked in, and I would awake in the middle of the night, unable to get back to sleep because I was worrying about an assignment due weeks away. This usually resulted in me staying up working on it, then heading to classes the next day utterly exhausted but with a rough draft complete.

March 17, 2016 - 6:22am

Baby BoxesBaby onesies, a snow suit, other warm clothes, diapers, a box for a new baby to sleep in, bedding, a book, and on and on … Those are a few of the 50 items every new mum in Finland finds in their Finnish Baby Box.

The Finnish Baby Box began more than 75 years ago. Originally available only to families with low incomes, now all expectant mothers can receive the package if they register for a maternal and child health program. The Finnish Government funds the project with the goal of giving all children in Finland an equal start in life.

March 10, 2016 - 3:42am

Story Walk'sStory Walks© are fun for children and for us.  Our biggest challenge preparing for recent Story Walks© was coming up with active "challenges" for the children that relate to the books that we read along our walks.  But it was so worth it. 

Story Walks© combine the pleasure of reading a book aloud with the benefits of being active and outside. Story Walks© develop a child’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy outdoor activity for both children and adults. They combine early literacy, family engagement, and physical activity.


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