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About Rachel Connell

Rachel is the Public Relations Intern at Telling Tales. Majoring in Communications at McMaster University, she can often be found among the movers and shakers of local music or enjoying the comforting hustle and bustle of independent coffee shops. Rachel loves the power stories have to bring people together and believes that we can all get by with a little faith, trust and pixie dust!
2004, 2017

6 Ways to get Books for Free in Hamilton

By |April 20th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

If you love to read, you know how expensive it can be to speed through book after book! Buying books brand new can be an exciting purchase and the smell of fresh pages is truly irreplaceable, but there are also some wonderful ways to enjoy the character of used and free books here in your community. […]

1303, 2017

How To Make Reading A Family Activity No Matter Your Age

By |March 13th, 2017|Blog, Early Literacy, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Life Style, Literacy|0 Comments

Happy March Break! This week is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with books, games, and the company of family. Finding ways to read together can be difficult, especially with varying age groups and interests, but there are plenty of ways to add family story time to your routine no matter what age […]

803, 2017

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Children’s Books

By |March 8th, 2017|Early Literacy, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Life Style, Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s international women’s day! We’re celebrating strong women, “may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.” We’ve compiled a list of Canadian children’s books to read with the young girls in your life today:
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

A story about magnificent dreams and the hard work that goes into […]

2502, 2017

GIVEAWAY: Jon-Erik Lappano and Kevin Sands

By |February 25th, 2017|Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Sometimes when you’ve dug into a great read, all you need is a change in your environment to really immerse yourself in the new world of your imagination. Hamilton is full of awesome spots to be productive or relax with a book! We wrote about the nine best hidden reading nooks in town, so now all you […]

2502, 2017

9 Hidden Reading Nooks In Hamilton Ontario

By |February 25th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Life Style, Literacy|0 Comments

There are a lot of reasons why reading at home may not be as relaxing as we’d like to think: writer’s block, bad lighting, falling asleep on top of your homework, noise, etc. What you need is a change in your environment and luckily Hamilton is full of awesome spots to be productive or relax […]

1602, 2017

9 Classic Children’s Books You Didn’t Know Were Written By Canadians

By |February 16th, 2017|Early Literacy, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Literacy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Whether you’re just picking up these books for the first time, or you haven’t seen them in years, children’s books have a special place in all of our hearts. There’s excitement in hearing them before bed, and nostalgia in seeing their front cover 10 years later. What you may not know is how many of […]

1302, 2017

Family Storytime at the Hamilton Public Library

By |February 13th, 2017|Early Literacy, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Literacy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bring the whole family for storytime at the Hamilton Public Library until February 27th! Discover stories, rhymes, music, finger puppet plays and flannel boards that appeal to a wide age range (birth to 5 years). Check out the HPL website for programs specific to toddlers, kids and teens as well!
10:00am – Westdale

10:30am – Ancaster, Mount […]

902, 2017

6 Inspiring Insta-Poets You Need To Follow Right Now

By |February 9th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Poetry has undoubtedly taken over the Instagram sphere. From perfectly placed novels accented with succulents and coffee, to minimalist black typewriter text bleeding through white paper, poetry has a very particular aura and these pictures truly can say a hundred words. If you’re a teen looking to feel inspired, set your mind free with these […]

602, 2017

9 Ways to Improve Your Literacy Without Changing Your Lifestyle

By |February 6th, 2017|Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Most of us would love to read more. Whatever our excuse, often many of us feel like we just don’t have the time in our day to read for fun. The truth is, there are many simple ways you can improve your literacy without altering your overall lifestyle. Here are nine simple steps to kickstart […]

202, 2017

E-books vs. Paperback: The Science Behind How You Read

By |February 2nd, 2017|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

The advantages of going digital are obvious. Things like portability, storage, and cost-efficiency, but what’s less obvious is how these new age devices are impacting the quality of reading.
A study published in the Library & Information Science Research Journal in 2014 found that out of 143 10th grade students, e-books were significantly preferred. It also […]

2601, 2017

GIVEAWAY: Family Literacy Week with Kenneth Oppel

By |January 26th, 2017|Blog, Contests|0 Comments

Born in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, Kenneth Oppel first knew he wanted to write stories around the age of 12. He started off with sci-fi adventures and progressed to sorcery tales of dragons before phasing into humorous stories at age 14. His first published work, Colin’s Fantastic Video Adventure was in 1985 and fulfilled […]