TD Summer Reading Club – Canada 150 Launch Party with guest entertainer Roger Boucher

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Monday, June 26, 4:00

Come down to the library and be entertained by Roger Boucher as we launch the TD Summer Reading Club, Canada 150!   Local magician Roger Boucher has been amazing audiences all across Canada.  His passion for magic delights and thrills all audiences!

Kids, it’s your chance to register and get your reading log, poster, activity booklet, bookmark and stickers.  Find out about all the fun activities and prizes we’ve got planned for July and August.  Enjoy a snack, too.  See you there!  If you can’t join us for the Launch Party, plan to register at the library’s Circulation Desk any time after June 26.

Complete information about the TD Summer Reading Club, including weekly story times and an exciting grand prize will be in the July/August newsletterPlan now to make the TD Summer Reading Club part of your holiday activities!

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.

Ayami Greenwood Book Launch – A Legacy of Memories


Saturday, June 24, 2:00

Come and enjoy readings from local author Ayami Greenwood, as she shares her newest book of poetry based on her recollection of vivid memories.

Purchase signed copies of books.  Everyone welcome!

Board Meeting

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Wednesday, June 21st, 2017  6:00pm

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 every second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Library Boardroom.  For more information, current agendas, meeting notifications, and previous minutes, visit the City of Prince Albert website.

If you are interested in becoming a board member please visit:

City of PA Promo Video Filming

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Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm

The City of Prince Albert will be at John M. Cuelenaere Public Library on June 21st, 2017 between 1:00pm and 3:00pm filming a promotional video.

Actors will be on site, but the city will have permission forms available if the general public wish to be included in the video.

If you feel you are being filmed and have not been asked for permission, don’t panic, they are going to leave the backgrounds in  so people are not identifiable.

BiblioCon Feedback


Thank you to everyone who came out to BiblioCon 2017! Please take a moment to fill out our Feedback Form here:

With your feedback we can make BiblioCon 2018 even better! Thanks again, everyone and we’ll see you next year!

Summer Hours


Summer hours are now in effect!

From May 21st to September 3rd we will be closed on Sundays.

Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience


July 10 to 14, 10:00 to 4:00
Teen Writing Programs are held each summer throughout the province. They offer up to 14 teens in each location the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills with a professional writer as instructor. The workshops are held in partnership with local libraries and are offered free of charge to participants. Applicants should be between 14 – 18 years old at the time of the program they intend to apply for.

Applicants are asked to upload a sample of their writing and a paragraph or two about why they would like to come to Sage Hill.

For detailed information and to apply visit

For information about other teen programs in the province check out their Facebook post:

Seed Library is Here!

Just in time for Spring!

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The Prince Albert Seed Library is a collaborative effort between
Prince Albert Parkland Permaculture Guild and John M. Cuelenaere Public Library

What is a Seed Library?

A seed library is a library that lends seeds instead of books. The concept is that one would take out seeds in the spring with the intention of saving seeds and returning some of their saved seeds in the fall. Gardeners grow the plants in their garden and at the end of the season, they let a few plants ‘go to seed.’ From those plants, they collect seeds to return to the Library to replenish its inventory.  Seed savers are also encouraged to gift their own varieties to the seed library for other people to try. The seeds that are available will be ones that can be grown locally, and are acclimatized to our local growing conditions.

For more information please visit the Seed Library page on our website:

Writer in the Community – Lynda Monahan


Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00

The intent of the program is to:
* Encourage and inspire local writers to create works of their own;
* Work with a variety of age groups and backgrounds to assist writers in finding their own literary voice;
* Enable authors and others in the community to receive guidance and advice from an established writer; and
* Engage the public in learning more about the process of writing, editing and/or publishing.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see Lynda can do so by contacting her at 306-764-1968 or they can email her at  Lynda will be available for consultation with individuals requiring assistance on personal writing projects and will plan public readings, literary activities, and programs that will focus on serving and supporting the amateur writing community in Prince Albert and area.

Watch our Rhubarb Grow in Real Time!

RhubarbSpring is just around the corner, patrons! That means the rhubarb in our front planter will be growing soon! Follow the link to watch its progress in real time!