This Week in Jewish Public Library: This is the end, beautiful friend

This is the end, beautiful friend, of the blog series on the history of the Jewish Public Library. When the series started a year ago it began with the intention of teaching you the reader a little bit about our history one week at a time. At the time the Library was just moving into its centennial celebration and now we are well into it. We hope that you enjoyed reading it and that you [...]



YM-YWHA’s Active Service Centre YM-YWHA’s Active Service Centre

by Kate I recently had the chance to research the YM-YWHA’s Active Service Centre for our boys in WWII. Run by young hostesses, this Centre provided entertainment like dances and splash parties for servicemen in need of a little distraction. I came across some newspaper clippings in the YM-YWHA archival collection that profiled a particularly unique outing offered by the ladies. In the summer of 1944, over 90 Canadian veterans returned home after fighting in Italy [...]

This Week in JPL History: Way Back Play Back – the Norman Berman Children’s Library. This Week in JPL History: Way Back Play Back – the Norman Berman Children’s Library.

One of the true treasures of the Library has always been its Children’s library. Through there wasn’t a formal space dedicated to children in the Library until 1951, children’s books were always present. In 1919 made up 10% of the Library’s overall collection. Today, the Norman Berman Children’s Library boasts over 30,000 titles. A long cherished program of the Children’s library has been Storytime. Running consistently through many of the years that the JPL has been open, the program [...]

This Week in Jewish Public Library: This is the end, beautiful friend This Week in Jewish Public Library: This is the end, beautiful friend

This is the end, beautiful friend, of the blog series on the history of the Jewish Public Library. When the series started a year ago it began with the intention of teaching you the reader a little bit about our history one week at a time. At the time the Library was just moving into its centennial celebration and now we are well into it. We hope that you enjoyed reading it and that you [...]