Closed for All Day Staff Meeting

We will be closed on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 for an all day staff meeting.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will reopen for regular summer hours on Friday June 21st, 2019 at 8:30am.

Thank you for your understanding!

Downtown Street Fair Book Sale

Saturday, June 15, 9:00 to 5:00

Come down for the day and meet us just outside of the library.  You’ll find all kinds of great discarded library items!  Check it out!

Payment by donation.

Hug-a-Tree and Survive Presentation

Thursday, June 13, 7:00

Hug-a-Tree and Survive is an AdventureSmart program that helps lost children survive in the woods. It teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do should they become lost. Hug-A-Tree and Survive is a great program to bring into your family, classroom, guide or scout unit, youth group, or any other community group interested in teaching kids about being safe.

Presented by volunteers from Prince Albert North Search & Rescue.

Board Meeting – Postponed

board meeting

Next Meeting: TBA

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library is governed by a Board that is appointed by the Prince Albert City Council on an annual basis.  All meetings are open to the public and are generally held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Boardroom.  For more information, current agendas, meeting notifications, and previous minutes, visit the City of Prince Albert website.

Consider participating on the Board of Directors at John M. Cuelenaere Public Library! As a Board member, you will provide direction and guidance in the management, regulation and control of John M. Cuelenaere Public Library, in accordance with The Public Libraries Act.

The term is one year, with meetings held monthly on the second Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

For more information on how to become a board member please visit:

One eRead Canada – Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont

June 3 – June 30

Get ready for the new One eRead Canada program coming soon through JMCPL!  Everyone is welcome to participate in this Canadawide digital reading program!  This innovative opportunity is provided by public libraries across the nation!
● Similar to a “one book, one city” program, but on a national scale and in digital
format. This will be an opportunity for people across the country to all read or listen
to the same book and share their thoughts and feelings.  Visit,, or, and let us know what you think!
● The program will run for four weeks: June 3-June 30 (June is National Indigenous
History month, and the program features a book by an Indigenous author about
Indigenous characters)

THE BOOK: The selection for this inaugural program is Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont,
published by Thistledown Press:

The book will be available in ebook and digital audio formats which you can enjoy by visiting our hoopla database: 

Adult Craft Night

Tuesday, June 25, 7:00

Come to the library to make a “stained glass” DIY candle holder!

All materials supplied.  Space is limited.

Registration begins on Saturday, June 1.

Tween and Teen Writing Group – Dragons!


Monday, June 17, 7:00

Share your greatest dragon adventure, and make some cool dragon eyes to take home!

Registration begins on Saturday, June 1.  For ages 9 to 15.  All materials are supplied.

Summer Hours

We are officially on Summer Hours as of May 21st, 2019

Sage Hill Teen Writing Workshop at JMCPL

Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Develop your creative writing skills with a professional writer as instructor!

Register early to get a spot for this free writing workshop!  To apply or for more information please visit

Hoopla Digital – BBC Now Available!

Hoopla Digital is an innovative service we offer at JMCPL that allows our patrons to listen to music and audiobooks, and watch movies and television shows all for FREE! All you need to sign up is your library card and an internet connection!

There are no hassles with waiting in a hold cue, and watching and listening right from your internet browser is a piece of cake. If you prefer to listen and watch on the go it’s easy to download the Hoopla Digital apps from your smart device’s application stores! The Hoopla app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire!

If you’d like to learn more about Hoopla or if you’d like to sign up and start using this awesome new service, please visit our Databases page, or go to the Hoopla Digital homepage!

BBC is now available on Hoopla! Follow this link or click the image below to be taken to a list of great BBC titles!