Holiday Hours

The Plamondon Branch will be closed from Dec 23-Jan 7th. The Main Branch hours: Dec 23-26th closed, Dec 27-29th regular hours, Dec 30-Jan 1st closed. Happy Holidays!

Rural Library Corner Blog

presentation slide with the three new technologies listed. The envoy connect. Smartlux 2 Digital Portable Video Magnifier. PEARL Portable Reading Camera. All of these items can be used by patrons that call the library at 780 - 623 - 7467 to place a hold.

New Print Disabled Items Available for Loan

November 28 2023

Lac La Biche County Libraries (the Stuart MacPherson Public Library Branch) is committed to increased our catalogue and patron access to accessible technologies. We are happy to announce three newly-added accessible technologies to the Library of Things catalogue. 1. Envoy…

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3D Printing with ToolBox and Bambu Printer at the Library

September 28 2023

The Lac La Biche County Libraries offers 3D Printing for community members and patrons. What Type of 3D Printer? What are the Features? The Library owns a Bambu Lab P1P. The Printer can do multi-colour (up to 4) printing, and can print items up to 20000 mm/s2 acceleration.…

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New Items in the Library of Things

July 28 2023

Everyone loves to try news things, but sometimes the money required can limit our experiences. Lac la Biche County Libraries have the answer. Patrons can now access non-traditional items through their library accounts. Our libraries have technology, baking pans, musical…

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New Way to Track Your Reading

May 28 2023

We are officially launching our reading log app - Beanstack! We are currently offering the "1,000 Books Reading Challenge", with the "Summer Reading Challenge" starting on July 1st. To participate in any of our challenges throughout the year, visit…

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Library of Things

March 28 2023

Is when a group or organization such as a library loans out items to community members that expand the boundaries of traditionally loaned materials. This service promotes a shared economy as often these items are larger in nature and many times consists of things that you…

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Resources for Students

January 28 2023

Just because the snow is falling doesn't mean your kids grades need to as well. Lac La Biche County Libraries have many resources to help students succeed in school. Here are just a few that you can access with a valid library card. Brainfuse This resource offers students…

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

November 28 2022

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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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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