One eRead Canada

04 June 2019

From June 3-30, PLS patrons can discuss our One eRead Canada book, Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont, with readers across Canada.

Glass Beads is an interconnected collection of stories focused on the friendships of four First Nations people over two decades, and for the month of June, libraries across Canada are offering unlimited access to ebook and audiobook copies. No holds. No waitlists. All you need is your library card. 

You can join the conversation online on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/587015915117183/, or on Twitter by posting with the hashtag #1eReadLivrelCanada.

For a Reading Guide compiled by Mississauga Public Library, click here.

For more on the One eRead Canada campaign, visit CULC/CUBC.

Board Basics Workshop Cancellation

31 May 2019

Due to the ongoing wildfire situation in Northern Alberta, the Board Basics workshop scheduled for June 1 2019 in Grimshaw has been cancelled.  We want to ensure that librarians and trustees are able to focus on the emergency needs of their surrounding communities at this time.  We also want to free up hotel rooms for those who may need them.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.
 
As an alternative, please consider attending our Board Basics workshop in Fairview on Saturday October 26 or scheduling a Board Orientation for your board.  During a Board Orientation, a library consultant will present the most important information from our full-day Board Basics workshop as a two and a half hour meeting.
 
Please contact Ken Allan at 780-641-9363 or by email at ken.allan@gov.ab.ca if you have any questions about this cancellation.  Have a good day.
 
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Ken Allan
Library Consultant
Public Library Services Branch

New eResource: AtoZ World Food

27 May 2019

We arehappy to now offer AtoZ World Food to Peace Library System libraries! The resource is available inside and outside of the library with a library barcode and pin.

The database is a mixture of a guidebook and a cookbook where patrons can browse ideas by ingredients, country and recipes.

It can be accessed through the eResource page.

A Goodbye and a Hello

29 March 2019

After 21 years, we're saying goodbye to Janet Schultz. Janet has been a valued part of Peace Library System, not just in her role as Receiving Clerk, but in everyday life around the office. She will be missed but we wish her all the best in her retirement.

Colleen Bishop has been hired as our new Receiving Clerk. Although she has big shoes to fill, Colleen brings lots of experience and an eagerness to her new role. 

Welcome Colleen!

Hoopla Discontinued

09 January 2019

Please note that Hoopla access for PLS libraries ended at midnight, December 31 2018 due to unsustainably increasing costs from the pay-per-use model of this particular service. We will continue to build our collection of eResources for patrons.