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October 22, 2016 by Sharee Cordes

Library as Place of Refuge – the not so obvious role of libraries in serving children and teenagers.

Where do you go if your life is in turmoil, and you need somewhere to hang out that feels safe and has things to do that take your mind off your troubles?  For many children the answer is the library. Libraries play a not so obvious role in the lives of many children and teens…

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September 11, 2016 by Sharee Cordes

They kicked him out of the library!

My daughter-in-law told me a sad story this evening.  Her brother was visiting the library when his carer decided to read The Hunger Games to him.  I’m not sure if he was enjoying it or not, but he expressed his feelings with some rather loud vocalisations  – the only way of communicating for this young…

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August 28, 2016 by Sharee Cordes

‘Participatory’ – it’s hard enough to say, even harder to get your head around!

‘Participatory’ comes from the root ‘participate’.  Sounds easy enough, it must be getting people to come in and be involved in my programs right?  Well, sort of, but I think it is much more than that so I thought I would explore this concept a bit more. There is a lot of literature about participatory…

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August 3, 2016 by Sharee Cordes

The Journey so far…

Hello Everyone and welcome to my blog! I have got a little away from the posed questions in my intro, but I think the story of how I came to be here is quite relevant to the Info Programs subject, so here it is… My name is Sharee and at the moment I find it…

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