Happy holidays

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe holiday season.

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November is …

Did you know that November is Picture Book Month? It also happens to be Financial Literacy Month.

Picture Book Month

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November is Picture Book Month

Launched in 2011 by author Dianne de las Casas, Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book.

Every day in November, a picture book advocate publishes a post that shares their thoughts on the importance of picture books.  This year’s ‘champions’ include Adam Lehrhaupt, Kwame Alexander, Minh Le, and Laura Gehl.

Learn more about the initiative and access resources at http://picturebookmonth.com/

 

Financial Literacy Month

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Financial Literacy Month – November 2016

We know about digital literacyhealth literacy and numeracy, but do you know about ‘financial literacy’?

According to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, financial literacy is “having knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.”  Libraries can help to improve the financial literacy of their communities through programming and access to information.

Not sure where to begin? Here’s a small sample of the resources that are available:

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Socks and Tote Bags and T-shirts. Oh, my!

Now these are socks!

Socks designed with library 'date due' card pattern

Library Card Socks

 

The Library Card Socks are just one example of the great library-related swag that you can purchase at the OLAstore/The LibraryMarketplace pop-up store that will be on-site at the 2016 NSLA Conference. Whether you’re looking for a gift for the library advocates and book lovers in your life, or you want a fun souvenir of another great NSLA conference, you’re sure to find something.

Store Hours

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‘Read Local’ tote bag

  • Friday – 12:30-8:30pm
  • Saturday – 8:30 am – 7:30pm
  • Sunday – 8-11:30am (while supplies last

 

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Photo of group wearing shirts from the OLAstore

NOTE: Shirt selection may differ from items in photo.

 

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