TD Summer Reading Club Eureka Matinee – The Lego Movie

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Thursday, July 31, 2:00 (100 min., PG)

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Video Games Are Here!

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Guess what!?  You can now borrow video games from the library as of July 31st!  We carry games for the PS3, PS4, XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, Wii U, and Wii and our collection will only continue to grow!  The new video game collection is located next to the CDs near the front of the library, so swing by and get your game on!  For more information on this exciting new collection, go to our Video Games section.

Join us for the Video Game Launch Party on July 31st at 3:30pm, right after the screening of The LEGO Movie!  There will be a colouring contest and some cake as we unveil the new gaming collection and host a Little Big Planet Karting tournament where we’ll determine the racing champion of Prince Albert!  Everyone is welcome and we hope you’re all as excited as we are!

Calling all magazine lovers! We now have a new online magazine database: Zinio! Zinio provides unlimited online access to a number of popular and informative magazines. All you need to do is create an account, download the app (if you’re using a mobile device), and log in. Then you’ll have access to the entire online magazine collection. That means you can read what you want, when you want, where you want, and there are no late fees. Try it today by clicking this link or by going to our Databases page and selecting Zinio under the News and Magazines section!

Cool Activities for TD Summer Reading Club Eureka!

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New this year, JMCPL is part of an exciting pilot project which partners our library community with Rainy River Public Library in Ontario!  Check our JMCPL/Rainy River Pinterest page for posts of crafts made by kids from Rainy River and Prince Albert.  The most inventive or wacky craft from each library will win a prize!

Also, drop off a note at the Circulation desk stating “The Coolest Thing about Prince Albert is…”, and we’ll post those as well!   Have fun!

photo 1Hey Kids! Looking for a super fun way to spend your summer? Join us at the Bernice Sayese library branch located at 1350 15th Avenue West from 3-4:45 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday starting July 8th. We will read an amazing story, do an awesome craft, and spend some time with friends new and old.

Oh yeah, did we mention that you can also win prizes just by showing up? Each time you come by, your name will be entered to win one of our cool prizes and every Wednesday we will draw for one of our weekly prizes. Then on August 26th at 3:00pm there will be a wind up party with a draw for the main prize… a brand new bike! You can sign up at any time before the wind up and get your name entered for the prize draws. For more information please call us at 306-763-8496. See you there!

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What better way to start off the summer than by introducing hoopla, our brand new database!  hoopla allows you to stream movies, music, and audiobooks on your computers and mobile devices for free!

All you have to do is sign up with your library card and PIN.  Then, download the hoopla app if you’re using an iOS or Android mobile device (iOS app available here; Android app available here).  From there you can browse through the thousands of titles featuring your favourite actors, singers, and authors.  Once you find something you like, just click the borrow button.  You don’t even have to worry about returning the titles you borrow – they’ll automatically go back when your lending period is over.  How cool is that?

For more info, scroll down to the Movies & Music section of our Databases page.

2014 TD Summer Reading Club

Once again JMCPL is proud to host the TD Summer Reading Club program from now until August 21.  This year the theme is Eureka!  We want to encourage young readers to make a mess, make new friends, make believe, make anything, and make their own Eureka! moment when they step into the magical world of books.  Oh yeah, and did we mention that you can win prizes??  There are weekly prize draws for Dairy Queen gift cards and the grand prize draw on August 21 is for a Nintendo 3DS XL!

You can register for the program anytime this summer by asking the staff at the circulation desk.  They’ll provide you with your very own reading log, poster, activity book, notebook, and stickers.  To participate, you just have to keep track of the time you spend reading in your reading log.  When your log is complete, bring it in, put it in the prize draw box, and pick up another reading log to fill up with books!  Each reading log you return will stay in the draw box all summer.  The more reading logs you complete the more chances you have to win.

The goals of the TD Summer Reading Club are to encourage and strengthen the habit of reading for pleasure, to create life-long learners, to increase children’s reading skills, and to reduce summer learning loss.  Please see our TD Summer Reading Club page for more information.