At the JMCPL we’re proud to offer a wide range of children’s programming.  These programs will strengthen the imagination, creativity, and literacy of your children and will set them on the path to becoming life-long learners.  Oh yeah, and they’ll also have a lot of fun while they’re at it!  Click on the links to the left to access more specific program information.  You can also access our Online Programs Calendar for a complete list of programming.


Drop-In Easter Egg Decorating
Saturday, April 8, 10:00 to 12:00

Bring two hardboiled eggs to the library!  We’ll supply everything you need to create some unique Easter eggs.  Drop in any time between 10:00 and 12:00.  We’ll see you there!


Laurie Muirhead Book Launch
Saturday, April 15, 2:00
Lullaby Lilly

Lilly Lamm loves lullabies!  All kinds of lullabies: happy ones, sad ones, short ones and long ones, tall ones, thin ones, fat ones and small ones! And every night Lilly insists someone sing her a lullaby. But when her mother and father, brothers and sisters, and cousins and aunts and uncles, and grandpa and grandma can’t sing enough lullabies to keep Lilly satisfied, she has to make up her own. But can Lilly learn to time a rhyme and lilt a lullaby when she doesn’t yet know how to write?

Laurie Lynn Muirhead has been writing poetry and children’s literature for the past 20 years. Her work has appeared in numerous periodicals and has been broadcast on CBC Radio. Her first collection of poetry is titled, Bone Sense. Laurie Lynn is a long-standing member of the San Noms Poetry group, a creative writing coach for youth, and a current member of the Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild. Besides writing, she works fulltime as a library clerk at WP Sandin High School in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, and helps out on the family ranch in the rural area of Wild Rose. Lullaby Lilly is her first children’s picture book.

Come and meet Laurie and enjoy readings of her brand new children’s book!  Purchase signed copies to take home!












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Category: Registered Children ProgramsFour O'Clock Fun Registration


March 8, 2017

Four O’Clock Fun (Registration required.)
Wednesdays at 4:00
In Four O’Clock Fun, older children meet for stories and exciting activities including crafts, experiments, and more. This forty-five minute program is suitable for children ages 6 to 9.
Registration for Spring Session begins on Wednesday, March 8 with our first session on Wednesday, March 15.

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Category: Open Children ProgramsDrop-In French Story and Play Time


March 11, 2017 11:30 am

Games, songs, books, crafts, and snacks. For children ages 18 months to 5 years. Come and check it out!

Co-sponsored by La Société canadienne-française de Prince Albert.

Category: Open Children ProgramsKelley Byrne Book Launch - Bull Fighter Billy and Too Tall Billy


March 11, 2017

Billy Buck is a fictional character created by Kelley Byrne. He is a rough and tumble type little boy who was raised on the family ranch knowing that when he grew up he would be a cowboy just like his daddy, Benjamin Buck. Billy learns to follow his dreams. He is inspirational, caring, loves his animals and believes in himself.

In the first children's book, Bull Fighter Billy learns how to perfect bull fighting moves while playing with the family pup, Snoop. He just knows that someday he will be a world famous bull fighter. Bull Rider Billy grows up playing on the trampoline in the back yard, perfecting his riding talent on an old plastic toy bull, jumping, twisting and making that 8-second ride. Too Tall Billy is a story where unexpectedly Billy Buck is told he is too tall to ride bulls. He uses his determination to continue on his path and proves he is not too tall at all. In fact he is perfect!

Kelley Byrne is the proud Mom of the Byrne Boys and is married to their father, Ryan. She gives a unique insight of her children's lives. Growing up on the farm in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, accomplishing their dreams and what's it's like now to follow them and their families on the road and online.

Kelley Byrne is a writer and author who educates and entertains through her words. She has 20 years of writing, editing and research experience. Her writing credentials are wide ranging from newspaper editing, journalist reporting, blogging and short story fiction. Kelley was born in Edmonton, Alberta, raised in Polson, Montana and is a graduate of the Ronan High School. She was accepted to University of Montana in Dillon on a rodeo scholarship. She remains a competitor, competing in rodeo as a barrel racer, training horses and hosting horsemanship schools for everyone to enjoy.

Kelley has been fortunate enough to live the privileged perspective of what it takes to build a family from start to finish within a sport. She is the mother of three boys, Bo, Jesse and Tanner Byrne.
The boys are professional athletes. Bo and Jesse are two of the best bull fighters in the world and Tanner is a bull rider; both Tanner and Jesse compete at the highest level of their sport within the Built Ford Tough Series of the Professional Bull Riders, Inc.

Come and meet Kelley, and enjoy readings of Bull Fighter Billy and Too Tall Billy. Purchase signed copies to take home!

Category: Open Children ProgramsDrop-In Craft - St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Chain


March 11, 2017

Bring the family and have fun making a rainbow chain for St. Patrick’s Day! May you find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

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Category: Movie MatineeSaturday Movie - Moana (103 min., PG13)


March 18, 2017

Moana, a young, teenage girl from Oceania, has a sense for navigation and an adventurous mind. She sets out on a journey in search of a mythical island with the hopes and intent of saving her people. Moana is eventually accompanied on her quest by Maui, her hero, who also happens to be a demi-god. Together, the two take on an epic adventure, filled with endless action, in search of the unknown.

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

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Category: Open Children ProgramsDrop-In Spring Activity Day


March 25, 2017

Come colour a spring picture, create a flower shape using Play-Doh, or build a flower display with some Lego blocks! Fun spring themed activities for all ages!

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Category: Movie MatineeSaturday Movie - Sing (110 min., PG)


April 1, 2017

Sing follows the journey of a koala, Buster Moon, and his friend, Eddie the sheep, who hope to restore the glory of Buster's movie theater by having a singing competition to raise money. The town, full of anthropomorphic animals, auditions for the show. Among those who audition include an overworked pig and her partner, a gambling mouse, a punk porcupine, a timid elephant, and a gorilla from a criminal family.

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


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