Connecting Libraries, Connecting People

The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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 ...the potential for transforming public libraries, especially in rural areas, is enormous. This is a [network] that brings people together, strengthens our communities and creates another service niche for public libraries in Alberta.

— Michelle Toombs, Director Marigold Library System

Kids & Family Reading Report (Scholastic Canada)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Library staff, learn at lunch!

Earlier this year, Scholastic Canada released its first Kids & Family Reading ReportTM, Canadian Edition. This report is a landmark nationally representative survey conducted in English and French that explores the attitudes and behaviors around reading of children ages 6–17 and their parents, as well as parents of kids ages 0–5. Learn more about the results in this videoconference presentation.