For our final post on the wonderful Canadian Libraries, Celebrating Canadian Library Month we are checking out what is going on in the Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon
I must admit that I was surprised to learn that the entire Territory of Yukon is under the same library system, with the main branch in Whitehorse. But when I realized that the entire Territory’s population is 35,000 ( Of which 2/3 live in Whitehorse) I was really impressed. Yukon Public Library Link
The Whitehorse branch of the Yukon Public Library (again) is open during the week for longer hours than here in Tucson. (sorry, just had to get that in one last time! Grrrr) and mentions the usual collection of library programs such as story time and author readings. It was hard to find more information on great programs for residents of Yukon, as the website was for the entire system and mentioned for more information to go to each branch. (P.S. If you are interested in creating a free WordPress blog for each branch- just let us know we would be happy to help!)
But there was program that was on the Whitehorse Library website that I had not heard about before. It was Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This organization was started by Dolly Parton and it delivers 1 book a year for each child in the area until they turn 5 (They will then receive a “graduation book”). How neat is that? I am guessing that this program works in more rural areas, but I am not sure. Here is the link if you want to check out the Imagination Library
What a great idea from Dolly Parton!
Well, the end of the month is upon us and we both have enjoyed researching and reading about all the cool happenings and Ideas that are going on in Canada. I love hearing about creative and cool marketing ideas and library programs that are going on, it gives us all great ideas about stuff we can do in our own libraries and communities.
We hope you enjoyed our “visit” to Canadian Libraries this month…. If you have another area that you would like us to checkout, or a subject you would like us to focus on, Please leave a comment or send us an email. THANKS!