Updated Programming Kits

2019 New Kits Magic of Coding (Ages 8+): this is a kit for children ages 8 and up containing 10 tablets and 10 coding wands. The Kano coding app introduces basic coding through the magical world of Harry Potter. Large Print Book Club (Adult): Three large print book club kits …

Chicago Mayor eliminates library fines and invests in increased library hours

Chicago Public Library is the largest US city to join the growing trend of eliminating library fines. Since Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s decision to eliminate late fees has triggered a 240% increase in book returns, reports the Chicago Sun Times. Hundreds of long overdue books were returned within the first three …

Alberta government maintains library funding in 2019 budget

On November 8, at the Strathcona County Library, Minister Madu announced that the government will invest $37 million into Alberta’s public libraries in 2019, including $31 million going directly to library boards and $6 million in network support. This funding maintains the 2018 operating grants allocation to library boards. The …