TD Summer Reading Club Matinee – Shaun the Sheep Movie


Thursday, July 28, 2:00 (85 min., PG)

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

If you enjoy the free movies JMCPL provides and would like to help us renovate the Mahon Auditorium, please visit to find information on how to donate!

Drop-In TD Summer Reading Club Story Time


Monday, July 25, 2:00

Music Time!

Join us at the library to hear some stories and sing some songs.  Plus make your own instrument to take home!

Municipal Library Status

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UPDATED JULY 5th, 2016

There have been many questions regarding the recent news about JMCPL re-establishing its municipal library status.

In order to answer some questions we here at JMCPL have created this document: Municipal Library Status Info

If you would like to read the Prince Albert Daily Herald article you can access it here:
Prince Albert Dairy Herald Article – June 28th, 2016

If you would like to read the blog post by City Councillor Lee Atkinson regarding the switch to municipal library status you may access it here:
The View From Ward Three Blog Post – July 4th, 2016

We will release more information as it becomes available. If you have any questions please email:

Explore Lifelong Learning Presents: Expanding Horizons for Seniors – Beginners Laptop Lab


Tuesday, July 26, 7:00

Interested in learning about computers but not sure how to get started? In this program, you’ll learn the parts of the laptop computers and how to use the touch pad. We’ll also do some internet searches. Please have your library card number and PIN on hand.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, July 4.  Space is limited.

Saskatchewan Science Centre Fun!


Saturday, August 6, 1:00 – 4:00

Whimsical Wilderness
Get into the whimsy of nature!  Try out different adaptations to explore how animals survive.  Fun activities, experiments, and physical games will be enjoyed!
Strange, But True!
Truth is stranger than fiction, especially with these bizarre science experiments.  Unpredictable illusions!  Strange reactions!  Weird facts!  Learn about all these things through interactive and hands-on activities!
Rebel Scientists
Join the league of rebel scientists by conducting daring experiments!  Use your Maker skills to discover new things about the world around you.

Each program includes an element that every participant takes home.  For grades K to 6.  Registration begins on Monday, July 4.  Space is limited.  Call 763-8496 to register for this fun summer learning experience!

Interlibrary Loan Service Disruption

Interlibrary Loans

Due to the potential Postal Strike/Canada Post Lockout many libraries outside of Saskatchewan have stopped shipping Interlibrary Loan requests to us pending more information.

You may continue to request Interlibrary Loan material, but please be advised it may take longer than usual for the items to arrive. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

For more information on Interlibrary Loans and how to request materials please visit:

Summer Hours

Summer Hours

Summer hours at the library begin on Victoria Day Long Weekend!

2016 Summer Hours
(May 22nd – Sept. 6th)

2015 Summer Hours

Excited to Announce New Online Language Tool!

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library is excited and proud to be launching a new online service for our patrons!

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Whether you want to spruce up your French for a job interview, polish your Spanish for that tropical getaway, or learn a new language all together Transparent Language Online for Libraries is a simple and effective way to do it!

There are over 100 language to choose from, including aboriginal languages such as, Cree, Dene, Dakota, and Ojibwe. The list of available languages keeps growing and there are even programs for English as Second Language learners! For a list of available language please click here.

To get started on your internet browser or mobile device all you need is a library card and PIN, which you can get from our friendly Circulation Services staff members. Go to the Databases tab at the top of the main page and scroll down until you find Transparent Language Online. Click the link, log in with your library card number and PIN, then create your own personal account to start learning! Transparent Language will keep track of your progress for you, help you build your core vocabulary, and teach you grammar for any of the languages you choose! Lessons cover all four language learning skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Informational handouts are available at the Information Desk!

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Save Our Seats Fundraising Campaign

Save Our Seats Fundraising Campaign

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library prides itself in being able to show free movies to our patrons in the Mahon Auditorium! Unfortunately, our auditorium has seen better days. In order to continue showing movies to our patrons in comfort and style we’ve been slowly upgrading the space.

What we’ve done so far:

  • Upgraded our projector for crisper pictures.
  • Switched from small screen to a matte theatre quality paint on the wall, allowing for bigger projection space.
  • Upgraded to a Bluray player

What we plan to do with your help:

  • Replace the  old worn out seats with new, more comfortable ones!
  • Replace the carpeted areas!
  • Revamp the stage area to look more like a theatre stage.
  • Repaint the walls

If you would like to help us renovate the Mahon Auditorium please visit:
to find information on how to donate!

Introducing the 3M Cloud Library

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library is excited to announce another addition to our digital media services!
Introducing the 3M Cloud Library for eBooks!


The 3M Cloud Library is the newest addition to our digital media collection, exclusively for Prince Albert patrons. No more sharing eBooks around the whole province! You can download the app for your desktop computer or your mobile device and instantly have access to eBooks.

Our 3M Cloud Library collection is small right now, but will soon grow! If you have any suggestions for books you would like to see on the 3M Cloud Library shelves please follow this link and fill out the form:

To download the 3M Cloud Library desktop app please visit or visit your mobile device’s app store. Compatible devices include: Apple, Android, Windows, Nook, and Kindle Fire.

To access the 3M Cloud Library through our website go to the eBook & eAudiobook page under the Collections tab. There you will find links where you can download the app from, browse and borrow online, and tutorials on how to use the app.

To help you get started with the 3M Cloud Library here are some handy informational documents and links to instructional videos!