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.

Read Alberta Books Travelling Displays - New Blocks!

05 December 2016

Peace Library System is pleased to offer two new blocks of books to add to the Read Alberta Books Travelling Displays. Blocks 5 & 6 feature 2016 nominees and winners from the WGA’s Alberta Literary Awards and the BPAA’s Alberta Book Publishing Awards. A total of 41 books were donated to Peace Library System, and were split into two blocks of 20 and 21 titles each.

Each of these new blocks can be borrowed for three months for your library's patrons to enjoy before it must be sent back to Peace Library System.

To read more about the Read Alberta Books Travelling Displays, visit http://www.peacelibrarysystem.ab.ca/ab-books.

CFLA Website Launched

26 August 2016

The website for the CFLA-FCAB has now been launched!

The CFLA, or the Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques, is the new national, bilingual voice of Canada’s library communities, replacing the former CLA or Canadian Library Association. The Federation is an association of associations, with membership from library associations across Canada. Their mandate is to advance library excellence in Canada; champion library values and the value of libraries; and influence national and international public policy impacting libraries and their communities.

Visit their website at cfla-fcab.ca, and see what they've been up to lately in their August 2016 update.

New Blocks: Read Alberta Books Travelling Displays

04 December 2015

Peace Library System is pleased to offer two new blocks of books to add to the Read Alberta Books Travelling Displays. Blocks 3 & 4 feature 2015 nominees and winners from the WGA’s Alberta Literary Awards and the BPAA’s Alberta Book Publishing Awards. A total of 35 books were donated to Peace Library System, and were split into two blocks of 17 and 18 titles each. The list of titles can be found here.

Each of these new blocks can be borrowed for three weeks for your library's patrons to enjoy, before it must be sent back to Peace Library System. 

To read more about the Read Alberta Books Travelling Displays, visit http://www.peacelibrarysystem.ab.ca/ab-books

Two New eResources

03 December 2015

Peace Library System is pleased to offer two new eResources to its libraries: TumbleBooks and Grant Connect.

TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love and find engaging. Their collection includes works by favourite authors like Robert Munsch and Roald Dahl as well as educational resources.

Grant Connect is a fundraising database that helps you find new funding opportunities, target your proposals, and organize your funding prospects. It provides detailed, constantly updated information on Canadian grantmaking foundations, corporate community investment programs, government funding programs, and American foundations that will fund Canadian charities

Check these eResources out today!