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!

New IT Staff

14 October 2015

The IT Department is pleased to announce that Fred Richard started on October 1, 2015. Fred is looking forward to working with the libraries in his new role as Desktop and Network Administrator.

Fred earned his diploma at the Nova Scotia Community College (his home province) in 2014. He worked in IT in Halifax before moving with his family out to Grande Prairie. 

Congratulations to the 2015 Excellence Award Winners!

30 September 2015

Peace Library System would like to congratulate the winners of the 2015 Excellence in Library Service Awards, Charlene McCoy and Colleen Rook. The award winners were announced on September 24 at the Rural Libraries Conference.

Charlene McCoy of the Hythe Municipal Library was the recipient of the Excellence in Library Service award for public libraries. Charlene was nominated by the Hythe Library Board Chairperson, Marcy Mack, and was recognized for her boundless enthusiasm and her transformative efforts to improve her community library in all areas, from the physical space to the programming to the inviting, welcoming atmosphere she has helped foster.

Colleen Rook of Worsley Central School & Public Library was the recipient of the Excellence in Library Service award for school libraries. Colleen was nominated by Sharon Darrah, IMC Supervisor with Peace River School Division #10, and was recognized for her positivity, her professionalism, her hard work, and above all her dedication to her school and her students.

Excellence in Library Service Awards

20 March 2015

Each year, Peace Library System recognizes an employee/volunteer of a school and public library within the System for excellence in library service. The call for nominations for the 2015 Excellence in Library Service Awards is now open, with a submission deadline of June 30. We encourage you to nominate an employee or volunteer of a school or public library in Peace Library System for outstanding achievement and innovation. Details and the nomination packages can be found on the Excellence Awards page. The winners will be announced at the 2015 Rural Libraries Conference, during lunch on September 24.