Food Bank Donations

PA Food Bank

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library is now accepting donations for the Prince Albert Food Bank!

If you would like to help out this worthy charity please bring non-perishable food items to the Circulation Desk at the library!

They are specifically looking for:

  • canned and packaged soups
  • dry pastas
  • canned meats, such as tuna or ham
  • canned vegetable and fruits
  • canned tomatoes/ tomato sauce
  • rice
  • oatmeals
  • dry cereals

The New PressReader!

PressReader

Starting today, August 23rd, 2016, we have a new digital newspaper and magazine platform. PressReader is a new and improved version of PressDisplay. You’ll still have access to your favourite news papers, such as The Prince Albert Daily Herald, Leader Post, and The Globe and Mail, plus many more!

PressDisplay will remain available until August 31st, 2016 to allow patrons a chance to get used to the new platform without service interruptions, however after August 31st PressDisplay will be unavailable.

To visit PressReader and get started today you can visit our Databases page and look under the category News & Magazines or you can click here: PressReader

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: library@jmcpl.ca

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:
http://www.jmcpl.ca/save-our-seats
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!
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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: http://www.jmcpl.ca/make-a-suggestion/

To download the 3M Cloud Library desktop app please visit http://www.3m.com/us/library/eBook/index.html 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!

Exciting New Digital Magazine Service at JMCPL

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library is very excited to announce the addition of a new product to our ever growing digital media collection!!
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Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine service that allows people to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of the library. Flipster offers 38 titles including many of the same titles that were most popular in Zinio, our previous digital magazine service. Flipster is available online and through a mobile app you can download through your device’s app store. Flipster can be found under News & Magazine section in the Databases tab on our website.

There are also short instructional videos you can view:

 Flipster for desktop (computer): http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/flipster_desktop/flipster_desktop.html

 Flipster for mobile (tablets): http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/flipster_mobile/flipster_mobile.html

Also,  here are some instructional documents:

Sounds like a lot of hoopla to me…

Hoopla Digital

It’s possibly too good to be true but we assure you there ain’t no hoopla around here!

Hoopla Digital is an innovative new 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!