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Libraries Increase Cancer-Related Resources for Children

Nova Scotians will have access to more cancer-related resources for their children at local libraries.

The nine regional libraries across the province have established a core collection of 15 books to help children who are coping with a parent with a serious illness.

The collection will be available in the coming weeks.

“The province is proud to continue to support local libraries,” said Leo Glavine, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “This was brought forward to us as a gap by someone who had a specific need.

“Our hope is that enhancing the collection of cancer-related resources will provide parents with cancer the information for their children to better understand the disease and their role in the journey.”

The department is providing $5,000 in funding.

Each library region will receive at least two copies of each title in the core collection and includes an assortment of fictional and nonfictional material.

“Supporting a healthy community is at the centre of our vision,” said Lynn Somers, director of the Nova Scotia Provincial Library. “We know this collection will enhance the services of our public libraries.”

The resources will be available within each regional library's collection. Families who do not have direct access to a library will be able to borrow resources through outreach services like Books by Mail, mobile libraries and ebook services.

To learn more, visit https://library.novascotia.ca/ .

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Nova Scotians will now have more access to cancer-related resources for their children at local libraries.

The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage along with the nine regional libraries across the province have established a core collection of 15 books to address the needs of children who are coping with a parent with a serious illness. The department is providing five-thousand dollars in funding.

The resources will be available within each regional library's collection. Families who do not have direct access to a library will be able to borrow resources through outreach services like Books by Mail, mobile libraries and ebook services.

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