Library Closed Until Further Notice

Due to concerns over COVID-19 the library’s Main branch and the Bernice Sayese Branch  will be shutting their doors to the public effective 4:00pm March 17th, 2020. We will remain closed until further notice.

Our book drop will remain open if you need to return materials, but please note that late fines are suspended until April 14th, so it is not required that you return your materials on time.

Please check back with the website and follow us on social media for updates.

During this time we may not be able to answer any phone calls. If you require assistance, Reference Services will be available through our Facebook page:



March 19th, 2020 – We have decided to stop our Homebound Outreach services as of today to prevent the spread of COVID-19

March 17th, 2020 -The Library is closing to the public effective 4:00pm today.

– Effective immediately to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all library programs are cancelled

– Public computers are being shut off until further notice.

– Hold pick-up times have been extended. You now have 42 days (6 weeks) to pick up a hold.

March 16th, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Saskatchewan Libraries have made the decision to suspend Inter-Agency Holds. Beginning March 16th, the ability to place holds on materials from other libraries will be unavailable. This decision will be reassessed on April 14th.

During this time late fines will not be accrued on any materials currently checked out.

The situation is evolving rapidly. Please keep and eye on our website and social media for updates.

Thank you,

~JMCPL Staff

Hoopla Digital – Bonus Borrows Until April 30th!

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!

In order to provide relief to libraries and to provide more content to patrons during this difficult time of sheltering at home, hoopla is proud to announce the hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,100 top titles and hoopla favorites. Until April 30th you can check out any of the titles linked in the collection without having it use up one of your monthly check outs! Amazing!

There are no hold cues, 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 app from your smart device’s App Store! 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!

All JMCPL Programs are Cancelled

Due to risk of infection from COVID-19 all library programs are cancelled beginning Tuesday, March 17 until further notice.

Drop-In Spring Story Times

Due to risk of infection from COVID-19 all library programs are cancelled beginning Tuesday, March 17 until further notice.

Get your children excited about books and reading by bringing them to Spring Story Time programs at the library!  Choose from the following 9 week programs which begin the week of March 16 and end the week of May 11.  There’s no need to register for the following programs – just swing by and enjoy.  Day cares are welcome to drop-in as well, but please call ahead!

Bring Your Babies – Thursdays at 11:00
Bring Your Babies introduces your little one to the delightful world of stories, rhymes, bounces, and songs.  This 20 minute program is suitable for infants under 2, accompanied by an adult.

Preschool Story Time – Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30
Bring your children to enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, rhymes, coloring, crafts, and other activities.
This 45 minute program is suitable for children ages 2 to 5.

Spanish for Travelers 4-Part Course


Due to risk of infection from COVID-19 all library programs are cancelled beginning Tuesday, March 17 until further notice.

Thursdays, March 12, 19, 26, and April 2, 6:00 to 8:00

“Spanish for Travelers” course is designed for complete beginners and those with a basic level of Spanish, and gives participants the Spanish vocabulary and key phrases they need to survive and get the most out of their time travelling. It focuses on the following topics:

Eating / Drinking: communicating in restaurants, bars and cafes, from basic greetings, how to read a menu and order food, to expressing special dietary needs, and making complaints.

Shopping: buying things in a variety of different situations, from clothing stores to supermarkets and kiosks.

Traveling: providing phrases and vocabulary to help people move around the city, outside the city, and other Spanish-speaking countries with ease. Go over topics such as how to buy tickets, get directions, book accommodation, talking with the doctor, etc.

Call the library at 763-8496 to register.  Only one registration is needed to attend all 4 sessions.  Space is limited.  Please contact Otto Ripoll-Leal for more information.

Four O’Clock Fun Spring Session

Due to risk of infection from COVID-19 all library programs are cancelled beginning Tuesday, March 17 until further notice.

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.

Our Spring Session begins on Wednesday, March 18 with registration beginning on Wednesday, March 4 at 4:00.

Hold Redelivery on Libby and Overdrive

The holds redelivery feature is now live on Libby and Overdrive!

What is the holds redelivery feature you ask? Good question!

Hold redelivery lets you pass on checking out an ebook or eaudiobook you have a hold on if you don’t have time to read it. You simply move one spot down on the holds list and let someone else go ahead of you. Then when they are finished with the book you are next in line.

The biggest change for users is that the auto-checkout option is now not available. You will still be notified when your holds become available, but you will need to go into your Overdrive or Libby apps to either check out, deliver later, or cancel the hold.

For more information you can click here! OR watch the video below!

Adult Craft Night – D.I.Y. Confetti Coasters

Due to risk of infection from COVID-19 all library programs are cancelled beginning Tuesday, March 17 until further notice.

Tuesday, March 31, 7:00

Sign up to design these eye-catching Confetti Coasters created by you!  Space is limited.  Materials supplied.

Registration begins on Monday, March 2.

Saskatchewan Public Libraries 2018 Review

The province has prepared a statistical overview of public library services and frankly we’re doing quite well! Check out the PDF provided in the link below. Or click the image above.