Libraries and Gentrification

Oh gentrification. The inevitable machine, the mysterious monster, the impossible crawl. A lot of the time when powerful people talk about gentrification, it sounds the same. Repackaged spooky vagueness, either diminishing the issue or shifting the focus. Variations of “there are so many factors at play it’s impossible to pin down,” or “it’s an issue… Read More Libraries and Gentrification

Using Big Blue Blocks at the Library

Note: this is not an advertisement or a sponsored post. Just a librarian’s honest opinion  on a wonderful product. When I first heard of Big Blue Blocks, I knew that I wanted to bring them to my library. Not only do they encourage imaginative play and physical literacy, but they are durable, lightweight, and surprisingly… Read More Using Big Blue Blocks at the Library

In Response to Ontario’s Library Services Cuts

Province cuts Ontario Library services funding in half Ford government cuts Ontario Library Service budget in half Province slashes Ontario Library Service funding by 50% These headlines caused a panicked outcry on social media. People read the headlines and thought that all Ontario libraries were losing half their budget. Rightfully, they were extremely concerned. But… Read More In Response to Ontario’s Library Services Cuts

Ontario Politics: Provincial Funding for Public Libraries

In response to the changing economic and information climate, Ontario public libraries are redefining their roles in order to better serve their communities. Public libraries across Ontario are expanding digital collections, providing more community services to fill the gaps, and implementing innovative programming such as 3D printers and makerspaces. Public need and demand is high, and libraries… Read More Ontario Politics: Provincial Funding for Public Libraries

Student Guide to Summer Fun in London Ontario

Whether you’re new to the city or not, you’re probably on the lookout for fresh, fun, inexpensive things to do in London Ontario. Below is a directory of summer fun – from theatre performances to patio bars to local campgrounds to board game stores. If you have any further suggestions, or if you’re looking for… Read More Student Guide to Summer Fun in London Ontario