New Website Launching April 19th!

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Hello, Patrons!

Prince Albert Public Library will be migrating to a brand new website on April 19th, 2021!

The new website is https://www.princealbertlibrary.ca and it is currently live and fully functional if you wish to check it out early!

On April 19th our old website address will automatically redirect to the new website.

We hope you enjoy our fresh new look!

COVID-19 Restrictions at the Library

The newly renovated John M. Cuelenaere branch of the Prince Albert Public Library is now open for regular Fall/Winter hours.
Bernice Sayese Centre and Saskatchewan Polytechnic locations will reopen at a later date.

The library is coordinating its pandemic response with other city facilities. Some services are affected:

1) Public computers will not be available.
2) Photocopying services will not be available.
3) Public Seating will be kept to a minimum.
4) Building occupancy will be limited to 30 members of the public.
5) Members of the public entering the building will have their temperature taken.
6) Public washrooms will not be available.
7) Meeting rooms and the theatre will be made available later.
8) Library programs will commence later.
9) Members of the public are required to wear a mask inside the library at all times. Please do not remove your mask once you enter the building. You will be asked put it back on or leave. Enforcement is permitted under the Public Health Act.
10) Members of the public are encouraged to keep their visits short. Under 30 minutes, if possible.

We are pleased to still be offering our Curbside-Pick-up Service

Story Time – The New Libearian by Alison Donald

When the librarian is late for story time, the children go off to look for her and follow mysterious paw prints to find a bear sitting at her desk.  

Listen to this story and find out what happens next!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12z4bAUXBBv5NNj_HTwSo49wZt4rLfp1n/view?usp=sharing

Story Time – Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds

From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots!, Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy) story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/14WBGXFZKTGKYF5BRjLg_sVBvcIOeWOmF/view?usp=sharing

Changes to Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online Logo

Transparent Language Online is moving away from RBDigital.

If you have previously signed up for a Transparent Language Online account you can still access it and maintain any progress you have made on your courses, but you will have to reset your password.

Fortunately, this is easy to do!

Simply click here: Transparent Language Online

Then click the Login button at the top. Once there, click the “Forgot your username or password” link. Fill in the username or email associated with your account, check the “I am not a robot” box and submit. You will receive an email with a password reset link in it.

JMCPL Online Book Club

Register beginning on Thursday, April 1 and pick up your first book, Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane to get started reading!  We’ll add you to our private Facebook group for a great discussion during the last week of April!  Throughout that week we’ll post discussion questions that you can respond to.  We’ll also put your name in a draw for some great prizes at the end of the month!

If you don’t have a Facebook account just register and drop off your comments at the library!  We hope that you can join us!

At forty, May Attaway is more at home with plants than people. Over the years, she’s turned inward, finding pleasure in language, her work as a gardener, and keeping her neighbors at arm’s length while keenly observing them. But when she is unexpectedly granted some leave from her job, May is inspired to reconnect with four once close friends. She knows they will never have a proper reunion, so she goes, one-by-one, to each of them. A student of the classics, May considers her journey a female Odyssey. What might the world have had if, instead of waiting, Penelope had set out on an adventure of her own?

Magazines Available on Overdrive and Libby!

Need your fix of the latest magazines, but don’t want to spend the time, money, and energy heading out to the local book store or supermarket?

Then we invite you to check out the newly added magazine selections on Libby and Overdrive!

Check out the latest issues of some of the most popular magazines same as you would an eBook or eAudiobook!

The best part? Checking out magazines doesn’t count towards your check-out limit on Libby or Overdrive so you can check out as many magazines as you want!

Click here to start browsing!

Fun With Rhymes!

Have fun and follow along with these catchy rhymes!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XG8vRkywqTFdkUqv-wC89BxjdCqXoDbf/view?usp=sharing

Story Time – Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse by Jonathan Stutzman

We hope you enjoy this comical story written by Jonathan Stutzman.  Find out what happens when Llama seeks help with his house cleaning!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NG-H1m_fpd-vmtKl2rKnpAPmSognnIRN/view?usp=sharing

Naxos Sheet Music Library

Naxos Sheet Music Library

Prince Albert Public Library is pleased to announce our newest digital library resource: Naxos Sheet Music Library!

The Naxos Sheet Music Library lets you View, Print, and Perform the Music you are Listening to. You can Search and download music for nearly all instruments in multiple genres, as well as transpose the music right on the website. To make sure you are downloading the correct pieces of music there is also a MIDI file playback feature.

If you want to start using the Naxos Sheet Music Library all you need is a current Prince Albert Public Library card and PIN! Check it out on our Digital Library page under the Movies & Music section!

Naxos Spoken Word Library

Naxos Spoken Word Library

Introducing the Naxos Spoken Word Library!

Dive into classic literature, read by professionals with the Naxos Spoken Word Library! This collection of eaudiobooks contains over 11,000 titles, hundreds of voice actors, and multiple languages. The Naxos Spoken Word Library has many features including bookmark, on screen text, and a mobile app available on Apple and Android products.

To access the Naxos Spoken Word Library you can visit our Digital Library page and log in with your library barcode number and PIN!