Closed for Statutory Holiday

Lac La Biche County Libraries will be closed on Friday Sept 30th 2022 in observance of Truth and Reconciliation Day. We will reopen on Saturday Oct 1st at 11 am. Lac La Biche County Libraries will be closed on Monday October 10th 2022 for Thanksgiving and will reopen at 9 am Tuesday October 11th 2022.

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Creepy Canadian Titles

September 28 2022

The season for ghouls and ghosts is coming so here are some creepy tales based in Canada for your enjoyment. Eerie Edmonton by Rhonda Parrish. Enjoy more than forty stories about haunting and paranormal activity in Edmonton. Available in print and ebook formats. Great Canadian…

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What are Hi/Lo books?

July 21 2022

Hi-Lo books are titles that are interesting to an adult or teen reader but are comprised of simple vocabulary and syntax, short chapters, a slim page count, and gripping story lines. Hi-Lo books are used to help struggling and/or reluctant readers strengthen comprehension…

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Titles that Library Staffed Loved in Audiobook Format

May 24 2022

One of the greatest discoveries that the LLBCL Staff made in recent years was audio-books. In fact the Library Director is a big fan of audiobooks read by actors who add distinct voices to each character and loves it when the same person narrates an entire series. With…

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Homework Help Resources for Teens

March 28 2022

LLBCL has a lot of resources to help teens with studying and their homework help needs. Brainfuse HelpNow This resource offers students learning support from kindergarten up to grade 12. There is also support for university courses, adult learners, and resume writing. Students…

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Can You Suggest Something New?

October 25 2021

So you have just experienced the most amazing book, and you want something else just like it. How do you find something similar? You might not know exactly what it was about it that you enjoyed so much. Here are some helpful resources to find your next great read. Novelist connects…

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13 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Your FREE Library Card

September 27 2021

Stream Movies and TV Shows While you may know that you can place holds and sign out DVDs and Blu-Rays from Lac La Biche County Libraries, did you also know that you can also get digital videos? One can easily stream popular content on Hoopla from a computer, tablet or mobile…

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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Lac La Biche County Libraries

August 30 2021

We are a registered charity whose major funding comes from Lac La Biche County and we receive an annual grant from the provincial government. We provide access to over 4.5 million items through the TRAC system. You can access ALL Alberta public libraries by signing up for…

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Musicial Instument Lending Library

May 25 2021

Instead of a blog this month check out the feature article from Booklist Online... "Notes from the Field: The Lac La Biche County Instrument Library" by Susan Maguire from Booklist Online talks about our musical instrument lending library which can be accessed with a valid…

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Deep Fakes

March 15 2021

Deep fakes are getting more common every day. So, what is a deep fake? Deep fakes are taking the likeness of one person in an existing image or video and replace them with someone else’s likeness using artificial neural networks. It is often used interchangeably with…

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Celebrating Family Day

February 10 2021

Family Day is coming up on Monday, February 15th so let’s take this opportunity to spend some quality time with each other. Five Benefits of Family Time The Child Development Institute shares just how important family time can be to a child's development: They feel important…

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Book Club at Home

October 29 2020

Book clubs are a great way to find unexpected favourites, forge new connections, and keep the story rolling long after you’ve turned the last page-- and you can start one or join one right from your living room! A household book club is a great way to keep young readers…

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Press Play on Audiobooks

September 29 2020

With the start of the school year bringing  a range of unprecedented challenges, you and your family might be looking for new ways to stay engaged with literacy and reading... Audiobooks might just be the change you’re looking for! With books for all ages (in all genres)…

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Keep Things Interesting: Mix-Up Your Reading Diet

August 27 2020

When trying something new, it’s hard to know where to start. Library recommendations (like staff picks, and featured collections), as well as book lists from established organizations and websites can point you towards your next unexpected read- reading online reviews…

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Tips To Help Children Read During the Summer

July 29 2020

Have you heard about the summer slide? This is not playground equipment, instead it refers to the skills and learning loss that many kids experience during the summer months. Lac La Biche County Libraries provides opportunities to help with this trend including offering…

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