Tech Tuesday: Canadian Library Month
Date posted: October 1, 2013
It’s Tech Tuesday, highlighting resources on literacy, technology, and the digital world.
October is Canadian Library Month. It’s a month to celebrate libraries across Canada and the contribution they make to Canadian life.
This year’s theme is “Libraries Connect”. Libraries are a place where people connect with ideas and with each other. And, technology has expanded the number of ways these connections can be made.
Did you know that you can find out how to protect your identity, fix your car, get advice on buying a new stove, find consumer friendly health information, get homework help, get access to current BC laws, find interactive storybooks to read with your child, and more at your library? Did you know that you can get all that information from your library without leaving home?
It’s not just about books! In addition to the print collection, libraries offer e-books and audiobooks, music, movies, Internet access, electronic databases, and games. Libraries offer many public programs. And, they’re also a good place to ask a question – librarians can help you find an answer.
If you haven’t visited a library lately, take this opportunity to see what your local library has to offer. And, if you’re a regular library user, wander into a part of the library that’s new to you. Or, try a service that you haven’t yet used. During Canadian Library Month, connect to your local library.