Congratulations to Our Excellence Award Winners!

23 October 2017

Peace Library System would like to congratulate the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Library Service Awards, Beaverlodge Public Library and Elmworth Community Library. The award winners were announced on September 21 at the Rural Libraries Conference.

Beaverlodge Public Library was the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Library Service award for public library programs and services for their Craft Beer Experience program from their Loud at the Library series. New friends were made and long-time friends created new memories. People are still talking about it months later! The Beaverlodge Public Library has gained new patrons as a result of this special event and attendees went away with a keen understanding that the modern library is one of the hubs of the community where people gather, learn, create new experiences, contribute to the development of a vibrant community, and just have fun.

Elmworth Community Library was the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Library Service award for public library promotions. The promotional efforts at Elmworth Community Library means it does not just meet the literary and educational needs of its patrons, but it has become a valued meeting place in the community and an important partner with other community organisations. Barbara’s willingness to consider and then implement many ideas and suggestions from patrons and the larger library community, and to then reach out to the rest of the larger community to make them aware of what’s happening at the library, has translated into an active and appealing atmosphere at Elmworth Community Library.

New eResource: Lynda.com!

20 October 2017

The Peace Library System is happy to now offer Lynda.com to all of our public library patrons.

Lynda.com offers video tutorials to library patrons for free once they log in with your library barcode and pin. There are thousands of videos focusing on specific software and skills taught by industry experts. You can use the resource on smart TVs, computers and mobile devices. Watch and learn when it is convenient for you!

To start learning, click here!

Registration is Now Open for Rural Libraries Conference 2017

06 June 2017

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 Rural Libraries Conference, being held this year on September 21 and 22 in Grande Prairie. Our theme this year is Celebrating the Canadian Spirit: Diversity in Our Libraries.

Our conference website has also been updated with lots of new content and an online registration form: check it out at www.rurallibrariesconference.com.

Nominations for the 2017 Excellence Awards are now open!

06 June 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Excellence Awards are now open! The awards will be announced at the 2017 Rural Libraries Conference on September 22, 2017.

Check out the nomination package and visit the page for more details.

New eResources: Cantook Station and Consumer Reports!

17 February 2017

This week the Read Alberta eBooks project launches on library websites across the province. Alberta Municipal Affairs’ Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) has partnered with the Book Publishers Association of Alberta to make over 1,000 Alberta-published eBooks available to readers across the province. he largest of its kind in Canada, the collection represents 24 Alberta publishers.

These eBooks can now be borrowed through the Cantook Station platform; to visit, click here

We are also pleased to announce the launch of Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers make informed choices about products, services, and safety. They put over 4000 products through rigorous testing each year.

You can now access Consumer Reports with your library card! To visit, click here.