Tag Archives: Reading

Avoid Summer Sliding in French

We know about the Summer Slide and have some ideas of tips to avoid it. (Plus, I’ll be sharing even more tips over the course of the summer.) But one particular challenge can be keeping up French literacy skills for children in immersion or French as a Second Language programs. Children who study in French risk losing their basic linguistic skills as well as literacy since they may not even be...
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Keep Reading Over the Summer to Avoid the Summer Slide

With kids out of school many parents are worrying about how to keep their children reading over the summer. We know it’s important to keep kids reading to avoid the summer slide and every child has different reading needs so maintaining literacy over the summer will mean different things for different kids. Kids can fall anywhere on the spectrum from reluctant readers to those so voracious it’s hard to keep up with their...
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Make with WPL!

Inspired by the positive feedback we’ve been getting to our “What’s Cooking at WPL” features, we’ve decided to try something similar with our craft and DIY collections!  We’ve invited staff to submit photos of projects they’ve completed using materials from our shelves.  The books in our craft, decorating and DIY collections are among the most heavily used in the system. It seems that many of you turn to your public...
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Library Live Celebrate Robert Munsch and Maurice Sendak

Congratulations Library Live Children’s Club members on reading the wild Maurice Sendak books and the hilarious Robert Munsch books.  Your favourites were ‘Smelly Socks’,  MMM Cookies’, and ‘MOOSE’ all by Robert Munsch, you fell over laughing at the stories.  Tuesday, July 15 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 pm we are celebrating Eric Carle with a huge PAINTING PARTY.  Come join the fun....
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May Reads

May was a lazy reading month for me, I’ve only got through two titles!  I took the picture for this months post at the Field Museum in Chicago, IL. They have an amazing dinosaur exhibit and this particular dinosaur is SUE the T-Rex! Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (I Own but Never Read) I love love love the Jurassic Park movies. And in light of the upcoming premier of Jurassic...
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Guest Blogger Jennifer Nantais on Local Ecology and History

Welcome back to another edition of Windsor Public Library’s Guest Blogger series. We hope you’re enjoying learning about the reading habits of your fellow Windsorites as much as we’re enjoying sharing them with you. This month’s guest blogger Jennifer Nantais, a local naturalist and educator, shares with us some of her go-to books about ecology and history – two of her favorite subjects!  Three for Thought 1. The Sibley Field Guide...
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What WPL is Reading in May

May is one of my favourite months. Between the warmth and the flowers, it has a lot going for it. Adding to our enjoyment, we’ve had the pleasure of picking up some great reading materials this month. It has been an interesting month around here with holidays, weather running from freezing to boiling, and even a new bridge named for a hockey legend. Not a bad start for spring. To me,...
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April Reads

Although April is behind us, it looks like its showers are following us into May. Why not grab a book from your local library and cozy up for a rainy weather read? Read on for some suggestions from my 2015 Reading Challenge. The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig (Book Written This Year) This was a book I found on our New Books Shelf and I am so glad I picked...
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Reading Challenge – March Books

Another month said and gone and it’s finally looking like spring (complete with the dreary rain). For your amusement, here are my reviews of March’s reads on my 2015 Reading Challenge (don’t forget you can see them all here). The Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis (Woman Author) To be completely honest, I read this book, or least I had thought I had, for a book club only to find out that...
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