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Autumn Reads

If you’re looking for new books to read this Fall, Calgary Public Library has you covered! With a collection of nearly 1.4 million items - including books, digital books, and audiobooks - there are titles for all ages and interests. Not sure where to start? Children’s librarian Allison Streit shares her top book picks for preschoolers, school-aged readers, and tweens. Use your free Calgary Public Library card to sign out these titles or find a cozy reading nook inside our 21 libraries to enjoy a fresh Fall read.

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10 Ways for Students to Maintain Positive Momentum All School Year

Ah, the first few weeks of school. Backpacks are bursting with new books. Lunch boxes are filled with nutritionally sound lunches and healthy snacks. Moods are upbeat and bouncy. Kids head off to the bus or the car with a bit of optimism in their step. Everything is new! Subjects are fresh challenges, teachers are as-of-yet unknown, and the year is filled with the promise of positive potential.

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9 Tips from Teachers to Kick Off the School Year Right

School bells will soon ring once again. Whether that comes as music to your ears or a bittersweet reminder that the free-spirited summer days are over, check out these tips from the pros to help you and your children enjoy a smart, happy start to school.

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How to Help Your Child Transition From Elementary to Junior High School

In many ways, enrolling junior high kids have become old pros at the fine art of academia. They’ve had plenty of time to master homework, friendships, and scholastic benchmarks. Yet, just as they’ve reached academic and social proficiency, they’re about to embark on a very turbulent transition period of lightning-fast physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth. Although pre-adolescents don’t always show it with their words or actions, they need their parents’ love, involvement, and support every bit as much as they did in elementary school. Come Fall, they may face unique challenges that isolate them at a time when they need your increased reassurance. Here are just a few examples.

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