System Maintenance Scheduled

On Monday, May 21st, 2018, we will be performing maintenance on Koha, our online catalogue. This will affect access to both the online catalogue (searching for material, placing holds, renewing materials, etc.) and OverDrive (because login authentication requires access to Koha).  Maintenance will begin around 8:30am.  While the process should only take a few hours, customers should plan for the catalogue to be down for the day, just in case.

AUTHOR VISIT

The Grey Highlands Public Library is hosting author Gary Barwin for the next edition of the Fireside Reading Series!  Join us by the fire for a cozy evening as Gary reads excerpts from his repetoire of stories and poetry.

Fireside Reading: Gary Barwin
7:00pm — Wednesday, April 11th
Flesherton Library Branch

(101 Highland Drive, Flesherton, ON)
Admission by donation 


About the Author:
Gary Barwin is an award-winning writer, composer, and multidisciplinary artist based out of Hamilton, Ontario.  He has authored over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and books for children.  In 2017, Gary was awarded the Stephen Leacock Medal for his novel Yiddish for Pirates. His latest publication, No TV for Woodpeckers, is a collection of poetry that explores the blurred lines between the haunting and the hilarious, the beautiful and the beastly.  To learn more about Gary Barwin visit www.garybarwin.com

     

FAMILY LITERACY DAY 2018

January 27th is Family Literacy Day! This national initiative was created by ABC Life Literacy Canada to raise awareness about the importance of literacy-related family activities such as reading.

Here is a list of some picture books that work as great read-alouds for children and adults of all ages (as demonstrated by our voracious readers pictured above):

Stanley’s Little Sister by Linda Bailey 🍁
I Spy: a Book of Picture Riddles by Jean Marzollo
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch 🍁
The Long Long Letter by Elizabeth Spurr
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

🍁 = Canadian

Bonus Activity Sheet!
https://abclifeliteracy.ca/sites/default/files/FLD-2018-Activity%20Sheet.pdf
This 1-page sheet lists 3 easy-at-home games so you can “Learn at Play, Every Day”