Children's Services & Teen Central
MAIN FLOOR - Children's Services, Teen Central, Aboriginal Reading-in-the-Round
The Children’s Services staff at Millennium Library are pleased to welcome you to their space on the main floor of the Millennium Library, where you’ll find a wide range of books to suit young interests, from non-fiction to novels, from first readers to story books and folktales. A cozy preschool reading area also features baskets of books for babies and toddlers. Parents and teachers can also take advantage of the Learning Resources collection to get some fresh ideas to learn new games and activities.
The Children’s computer area features twelve Internet stations where young users benefit from filtered Internet access. Reference material is located nearby to help with projects.
Children’s Services provides many other material formats for kids, like DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs and kits. We feature a large collection of graphic novels along with the best in children’s magazines.
Families that speak heritage languages at home will be interested in the children’s Multilingual collection. There is also a substantial French-language deposit featuring fiction and storybook reading, ideal for immersion families.
The Kinsmen Collection, located in the non-fiction area, is home to material for children with special needs. Books in Braille, Talking Books and books of Signed English are available for loan.
Besides great reads, Children’s Services offers excellent programs for families, schools and daycares. Please call 204-986-6488 for more information or visit the Events and Programs page.
Located on the main floor of the Millennium Library, the Teen Central area welcomes our youth aged 12 - 17 to a place they can call their own. The space was designed as separate from the children's and adult areas so that teens would feel free to kick back and relax.
Teen Central features a lounge area with plenty of comfortable seats as well as a dedicated study centre with 6 PCs loaded with software for homework and fun. The enhanced teen book collection includes brand new graphic novels and comics, a non-fiction "hot topics" centre for information and research purposes, dozens of teen magazine subscriptions, as well as DVD and audiobook collections for young adults.
Teens, visit our interactive site just for you entitled 'Booked'.
ABORIGINAL READING - IN - THE - ROUND
The Aboriginal Reading - in - the - Round area is an exciting feature of the Millennium Library's redesigned Children's Services. In this unique children's space, indigenous culture are specifically recognized and children of all backgrounds are welcome to explore.
Drawing on the insights shared by Aboriginal community leaders in several focus groups, Anishinabe designer Destiny Seymour has created a flowing, organic space that visually acknowledges traditional culture, yet says to children in a fresh way: "Our culture is alive and thriving today!" The result is a space that invites discovery. There is room to cuddle up and read with a friend or grandparent, space for elders to share stories and music, and shelving for lively books, CDs, CD-ROMs and DVDs exploring Aboriginal cultures in story and fact.
Aboriginal Reading - in - the - Round area welcomes children and families regardless of cultural heritage. It is a wonderful reflection of this great city, which has been, since time immemorial, a place of cultural confluence and sharing.
To find out more about the history of the Aboriginal Reading - in - the - Round area, download the brochure here .
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