We were very interested in the recent labour market forecast for the NWT. That’s because the NWT Literacy Council exists to promote and support the skills that enable NWT residents to participate fully in work, community, and families.
The Yellowknife Public Library hosted a Little Free Libraries workshop recently with Eric Binion and Simon Taylor, a local architect. Eric built Yellowknife’s very first little free book exchange.
This summary will hopefully inspire you to create your very own in whatever corner of the Northwest Territories you live.
I have always been an anxious person. In my university days my anxiety really kicked in, and I would awake in the middle of the night, unable to get back to sleep because I was worrying about an assignment due weeks away. This usually resulted in me staying up working on it, then heading to classes the next day utterly exhausted but with a rough draft complete.
Baby onesies, a snow suit, other warm clothes, diapers, a box for a new baby to sleep in, bedding, a book, and on and on … Those are a few of the 50 items every new mum in Finland finds in their Finnish Baby Box.
The Finnish Baby Box began more than 75 years ago. Originally available only to families with low incomes, now all expectant mothers can receive the package if they register for a maternal and child health program. The Finnish Government funds the project with the goal of giving all children in Finland an equal start in life.