Category Archives: Canadian Library Month

October is Canadian Library Month

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Canadian Library Month

Throughout October, libraries across Canada celebrate and raise awareness about the impact and significance libraries play in this country. This national event is a chance to highlight the importance of libraries in the pursuit of literacy, knowledge and lifelong learning.

In 2017, the Ontario Library Association has taken the lead in providing a theme “A Visit Will Get You Thinking” as well as bookmarks, posters and graphics. These sharable graphics can be found on DropBox, and can be printed, posted and distributed within libraries and schools throughout the province for free.

The NLLA Annual Poetry Contest is back! This year we are looking for rhyming poems that revolve around the theme “A Visit Will Get You Thinking”. We will have four separate categories for students; Primary (k-3), Elementary (4-6), Intermediate (7-9) and Secondary (10-12) where students have a chance to win a fabulous prize pack. Winners and select poems will be highlighted by the NLLA on their website and social media.

All entries must be submitted by October 23. They can be emailed to nlla.executive@gmail.com or mailed to:
NLLA
PO Box 23192
Churchill Square
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4J9

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NLLA Canadian Library Month Winner!

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association is pleased to announce that Kevin Sharpe (age 14), of Pearce Junior High School in Burin Bay Arm, is the winner of our Canadian Library Month Libraries Inspire contest! Kevin has won a $25 Chapter’s gift card and the library of his choice, Pearce Junior High School’s library, has won $1000 worth of books, generously donated by Library Services Centre!

Kevin’s favorite book is Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

It inspires him because:

“It’s about someone who is just ordinary at the start, and gets thrust into an extraordinary world of adventure. It inspires me since it reminds me that no matter how ordinary things may seem, there is something special in everyone.”

Canadian Library Month: Libraries Inspire Contest

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cla-LibraryMonth-banner-web-e-v1-300x158October is Canadian Library Month and the theme for 2014 is “Libraries Inspire”! Celebrate Canadian Library Month with us.

The NLLA along with our sponsor, the Library Services Centre (LSC), are holding a contest where you could win $1000 worth of books for a library in Newfoundland & Labrador!

We want to know how libraries inspire; tell us your favourite book and why it inspires you. If your entry is selected, the school or public library of your choice will win $1000 worth of books from LSC (and there’s a prize for you, too!).

There are two ways to enter:

1. Complete our online entry form
OR
2. Download an english or french entry form and mail it to: NLLA, CLM contest, PO Box 23192, Churchill Square, St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J9

The winner will be chosen from all the entries received by November 30, 2014.

You can also download a bilingual promo sheet with contest details. To find out more about how libraries are celebrating Canadian Library Month, and for a free library tool kit to promote CLM in your library, visit: librarymonth.ca.

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NLLA 2013 Poetry Contest Winners!

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Prizes for the contest winners

Prizes for the contest winners

This morning, NLPL Collections Librarian, Jewel Counsens, was interviewed live on CBC Radio’s St. John’s Morning Show to announce the winners of NLLA’s annual poetry contest for Canadian Library Month.

Ms. Counsens read the winning entries by students Danika Hodder (Mrs. Boyde’s grade 1 class at Eric G. Lambert School, Churchill Falls), Dillon Burden (Ms. Hancock’s grade 2 class at James Cook Memorial School, Cook’s Harbour), Paris Keats (Ms. Butler’s grade 5 class at Centreville Academy in Centreville),  Abigail MacLeod (Mrs. Stapleton’s grade 7 class at Sacred Heart Academy, Marystown) and Nicholas Power (Mrs. Stapleton’s grade 7 class at Sacred Heart Academy, Marystown).

Listen to the podcast to hear their terrific limericks! Or read them on our facebook page.

Al l five students win books generously donated by: Creative Publishing, Breakwater Books, Saunders Book Co., Library Services Centre, Raincoast Books and Baker & Taylor/YBP.

This year, we received over 200 entries from more than 15 schools across the province.

Thanks to this year’s Canadian Library Month committee members: Lorraine Jackson, Amanda Power and Beth Maddigan, and special thanks to Jewel Counsens for getting up early to do the radio show!

Canadian Library Month Limericks to be Featured on CBC Morning Show

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Tune into the CBC St. John’s Morning Show bright and early (6:45), Friday November 1 to hear the winning entries in our annual poetry contest.  Special thanks to Jewel Cousens from Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries for resuming her broadcasting duties.

Open Access Week!

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OA WeekOctober 21-27 is International Open Access Week!

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted.

Visit www.openaccessweek.org to find out ways you can get involved in promoting OA, and for examples of how others are advancing OA and taking action this week.

October 31 Happening

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How about a little professional development before heading out to see the little ghouls and goblins this Halloween? The NLLA Happenings Committee will be hosting an Education Institute webinar “Serving English as a Second Language Library Users”.

This webinar is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about serving this specific demographic.

The webinar will take place on October 31st from 3:30-4:30pm, and will be held in Room #5017A, on the 5th floor of the QEII Library, Memorial University.

The session will be given by Cate Carlyle, Librarian and Instructional Resource Assistant for the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Centre Library at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

More information on the session: http://www.thepartnership.ca/PARTNERSHIP/Education_Institute/Events/Oct_31__Carlyle.aspx

We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP if you would like to attend (Amanda Power: arpower@mun.ca OR Julia Mayo: juliamayo@nlpl.ca).