Are you wanting to take your gifts to the next level? Come experiment with our makerspace and design a gift with your imagination.
How to Manage Screen Time for Kids?
With the pandemic, screen time has increased for many children. Read this blog to learn the 4 M’s to help manage screen time. Kids screen time. manage screen time
9 Reasons Why You Should Read Together as a Family
9 Reasons Why You Should Read Together as a Family.
Why is a makerspace in the library? 5 Reasons why it makes sense!
Libraries are breaking away from stereotypical books and dusty carts, and letting the community try technology they can only fantasize using on computer screens. If the makerspace doesn't make sense in the library, here are why 5 reasons why it does. 1. Digital Literacy As part of our #DigitalMarkham initiative, Markham libraries are committed to…
5 Reasons Why You Should Try BrainFuse
It feels like ages ago that we were attempting to make fresh bread, and now we are preparing to go back to school! But do no fret, with your MPL card, you can access BrainFuse - an online database that offers learning and tutoring services. Use BrainFuse to catch up just before school starts or…
Top 10 Benefits of Reading for All Ages
Calling book lovers and avid readers of all ages! Have you ever wondered what the benefits of reading are aside from leisure and education? From learning new words to maintaining your mental health, books can do it all! In case you needed a reminder of how important regular reading is for our wellbeing and literacy, here are the top 10 benefits of reading for all ages.
Fun Things to Do – STEAM
Teaching STEAM helps children become more proficient in collaboration, questioning, problem-solving, and critical thinking. But how do makerspaces fit in? The maker movement is largely associated with STEAM learning. Spend some time exploring Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math this week! Here are some suggestions for fun things to do as a family in the…
Why we celebrate Simcoe Day
This Monday August 3rd is Simcoe Day. This day, also known as the Civic Holiday, takes place on the first Monday in August. It is named in honour of John Graves Simcoe, who was the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. He was born in 1752 in Britain and died in 1806. He was a…
Fun Things To Do – Friendships
July 30th is International Friendship Day! The perfect day to spend some time with friends. Here are some fun things you can do: Call a friend! Have a nice long phone chat with your best friend. Quiz your friends on how well you know each other! Learn about "man's best friend" through a brief history…
Fun Things to Do – For Science Lovers
Do you love science as much as we do? Here's a list of fun science things to do: Enjoy some off-screen time by listening to a science podcast! Here are a few good ones Tumble, Brains On!, The Show About Science. Want to know what it's like to be a real-life scientist? You can Skype…
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