Whatever your language or culture, your gift to the future is to provide wonder for kids to chew on in their strollers. Read more



Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Denis McCrae saw an advertisement asking for volunteers at the Thomson Centre, about two years ago, and thought to himself, I have some time to spare, I can do that. He wasn’t quite certain what he was getting into, but McCrae is glad he did. It... Read more

Making A Difference!


Issue: 2017-02-15, Photo: Pixabay

Don’t expect your little one to always sit still to read a book. Toddler’s move around. It is what they do. So don’t worry if they wiggle, tumble and roll. They may be on the move but they are listening. Read more

Yukon Education


Issue: 2016-11-02, Illustration: clipartpanda

Literacy begins as a newborn - long before a child enters school. Literacy starts in the home with families. Your child is never too young or to old to talk, sing and read with. These are things you can try tonight. Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Jack London’s The Call of the Wild is not a particularly long book. A mere 70 pages, perhaps a few more in a version with illustrations, it is often published between the same covers as its thematic opposite, White Fang, often along with some of... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO:

For years I have heard the name Voltaire and have not had a chance to locate any of his works. Then the fateful day came when I went into Well Read Books and came across Candide. As I flew through the first couple of chapters at the Gold Pan, I... Read more



Issue: 2016-03-31, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin


Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-12-24

January: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (Russian, 1967) January is the perfect time to read this sprawling masterpiece. First written in the 1930s, Bulgakov was unable to publish the work in its entirety until the late sixties due to... Read more



Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Glenda Koh

Experienced readers know that words make a world within a story come alive. However, for early readers, sometimes they need the world around them to help the words on the page come alive. The Family Literacy Centre at the Canada Games Centre has... Read more

Yukon Education


Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO:

I don’t mean to alarm you, but it’s almost Hallowe’en, which, as all Yukoners know, means winter will soon descend upon us with the stumbling, frozen fury of a zombie horde from The Walking Dead. If that’s not scary enough for you, here’s three... Read more


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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Wolsak and Wynn, 2014

It's the fall season, which means two things: the slow-creep of cold weather and a near-existential dread of the aforementioned. It also means, for thousands of Yukoners, a frantic dash to enjoy those last, fleeting moments of liveable outdoor... Read more



Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO:

As a kid and a teenager I read a lot. I remember taking home five to seven books every week from the library of the small town I was living in. I was scared that someday I would have finished all the books and there wouldn’t be anything left to read. Read more

Yukon Education


Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: courtesy Joslyn Kilborn

Compared to what I did last time (playing my banjo and singing in front of a rowdy bar crowd) the prospect of reading poetry to a calm, literary audience does not feel very scary. And yet, though I’ve been writing poetry for most of my life and... Read more


This year was Beaver Creek Library's first year participating in the TD Summer Reading Club (SRC). The summer reading program is a joint initiative by TD Bank Group, Toronto Public Library, and Library and Archives Canada designed to get kids reading Read more

Beaver Creek

Every season is book reading season, but the most exciting season to read books is in the fall. The feeling of the change from summer to fall evokes a restlessness akin to spring fever, but it’s not that, it’s the opposite. Read more


Then, in an article syndicated by the New York Times in March, HarperCollins announced lending limits for e-library books.... Julie Ourom, director of Yukon Public Libraries, puts the story in perspective. Read more


As a young girl, growing up in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Ruth Armson was an avid reader. She read whatever she could, but the selection was limited by her rural circumstances. "I read all the Jack London books," says Armson. "I went to a small... Read more

Yukon People

Yukon writers are pairing up to give a series of weekly readings at the Whitehorse Public Library starting Feb. 5. The readings begin with Al Pope and Miche Genest, on Feb. 5, followed by Patti Flather and Clea Roberts on Feb. 12. Read more


Yukon writers are pairing up to give a series of weekly readings at the Whitehorse Public Library starting Feb. 5. The readings begin with Al Pope and Miche Genest, on Feb. 5, followed by Patti Flather and Clea Roberts on Feb. 12. Read more


If you've worked with young children for close to three decades like MaryAnn Annable-Roots has, you've seen a lot of tears, laughter and runny noses. You've also seen your fair share of fads. Read more