Drop-In Fall Story Times

Get your children excited about books and reading by bringing them to Story Time programs at the library!  Choose from the following 9 week programs which begin the week of September 16 and end the week of November 11.  There’s no need to register for the following – just drop in and enjoy!

Bring Your Babies-Thursdays at 11:00
(for infants under 2, accompanied by an adult)

Bring Your Babies introduces your little one to the delightful world of stories, rhymes, bounces, and songs.  This is a twenty-minute program.

Preschool Story Time – Mondays at 10:30 and Tuesdays at 10:30
(suitable for children ages 2 to 5 who are ready to join a group)

Children enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, rhymes, coloring, crafts, and other activities in this forty-five minute program.

(Daycares are welcome but please call ahead!)

Four O’Clock Fun

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 begins on Wednesday, September 4.  Registration for Fall Session is ongoing with our first session on Wednesday, September 18 and the last session on Wednesday, November 13. 

“Hug-a-Tree and Survive” Presentation

Thursday, August 22, 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.

Summer Hours

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

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!

Geneaology and Family History Resources at JMCPL

genealogy

If you are a budding genealogist interested in researching your family history John M. Cuelenaere Public Library can help you out! We have compiled a list of resources to help you in your research. Both physical AND digital resources, as well as links to various local historical and genealogical societies.

To get started on your family history go to: http://www.jmcpl.ca/genealogical-resources/

OR

Click the Collections tab at the top of the page and then click Genealogical Resources.

Happy researching, patrons!

We Do Outreach Services!

Love Books

JMCPL strives to provide library services for every member of our community and to reach out to those who have difficulty visiting the library in person.  Our Outreach Service provides pickup and delivery of library items from the library to your doorstep.  If you have a physical or age-related disability or illness resulting in limited mobility, you qualify for our free Outreach Service.

Once registered for the service, library staff will contact you in order to discuss what kinds of topics and formats you prefer.  Our staff will select books and other material relating to your personal reading profile.

JMCPL delivers fiction and non-fiction books, movies, magazines, music and books on CD.  The lending period for most Outreach Service materials is six weeks.

Library items are delivered once a month, and you can either apply to have your books delivered by a volunteer (depending on the number of volunteers some locations are unavailable for delivery), or you can have a family member, friend, or neighbor pick up and drop off your items for you.

If you are interested in our Outreach Service, please contact the library at 306-763-8496 and register.

AtoZ World Food – New Data Product!

AtoZ World Food Banner

If you think that spice is the variety of life and love international cuisine, AtoZ World Food has you covered. AtoZ World Food is the only food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and beverages.

AtoZ World Food is also the only database that covers food culture for 174 countries of the world in six categories: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Dining Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and Food Trivia.

AtoZ World Food is mobile friendly, automatically adapting to the screen size of any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone!

If you would like to learn more about this awesome new data product click HERE to view a brochure!

FEATURES

  • 174 Countries
  • 9,000+ Food Photos
  • 1,700+ Food Quotes
  • 6,000+ Recipes
  • 540+ Ingredient Articles
  • 750+ World Beer Reviews
  • 850+ Food Culture Articles 800+ Food Glossary Terms
  • Personal Recipe Book

Get started today by heading over to our Databases page and clicking the Hobbies & DIY section, or for a direct link, click HERE!

JMCPL Real-time Weather Watch!

winter jmcpl

Watch real-time weather happening at JMCPL from the comfort of your own home!

http://www.jmcpl.ca/live-web-cam-feed/

JMCPL & PAPPG Seed Library

Just in time for Spring!

seed library

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:
http://www.jmcpl.ca/seed-library