Lac La Biche County Libraries COVID19 Update

Please be advised that effective immediately the Lac La Biche County Libraries are closed to the public. Curbside pickup will be available by appointment only. So please call 780-623-7467.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – April 12th

  • The Lac La Biche County Libraries are closed to the public. Curbside pickup will be available by appointment only so please call 780-623-7467 as arrangements must be made in advance. For all our current services view the following slide.
  • Do you know you can check out board games, makerspace kits and now musical instruments? In fact, our Musical Instrument Lending Library provides our library members an opportunity to borrow a variety of instruments at no cost and was made possible with funding from the Kimberley Foundation.
  • Visit our YouTube channel to view our RighT at Home sessions featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. New episodes will be uploaded monthly and links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • Read and Roll session runs April 15th-May 20th. This partner program between the Lac La Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services is specially designed for children aged 3 & 4. Read books and then roll with activities to explore the story concepts. Online registration is now open and closer to the start date someone will contact you to confirm your spot plus answer any questions you may have. http://short.llbcl.ca/ReadandRoll
  • UP Skills for Work helps learners develop key employability skills through free workshops. We will be facilitating nine different topics during the months of May and June on select Fridays from 10 to Noon via Zoom. Registration is available on our website http://short.llbcl.ca/Upskills.
  • Ladies Night is an online after-hours event for girls/ladies 13 and older. The last session for this year will be held on Friday, April 30th from 6:00-8:00pm. Registration is required at least three days prior to the event so we can send you the Zoom link along with the scheduled activities, plus arrange pick up of any the kits or handouts. https://short.llbcl.ca/Ladiesnight

Audio version

What's Going on at LLBCL – April 6th

  • Read and Roll session runs April 15th-May 20th. This partner program between the Lac La Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services is specially designed for children aged 3 & 4. Read books and then roll with activities to explore the story concepts. Online registration is now open and closer to the start date someone will contact you to confirm your spot plus answer any questions you may have. http://short.llbcl.ca/ReadandRoll
  • UP Skills for Work helps learners develop key employability skills through free workshops. We will be facilitating nine different topics during the months of May and June on select Fridays from 10 to Noon via Zoom. Registration is available on our website http://short.llbcl.ca/Upskills.
  • Ladies Night is an online after-hours event for girls/ladies 13 and older. The last session for this year will be held on Friday, April 30th from 6:00-8:00pm. Registration is required at least three days prior to the event so we can send you the Zoom link along with the scheduled activities, plus arrange pick up of any the kits or handouts. https://short.llbcl.ca/Ladiesnight
  • Please be advised that effective immediately the Lac La Biche County Libraries are closed to the public. Curbside pickup will be available by appointment only. So please call 780-623-7467.
  • Do you know you can check out board games, makerspace kits and now musical instruments? In fact, our Musical Instrument Lending Library provides our library members an opportunity to borrow a variety of instruments at no cost and was made possible with funding from the Kimberley Foundation.
  • Visit our YouTube channel to view our RighT at Home sessions featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. New episodes will be uploaded monthly and links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Apr621 - adjustment to the COVID19 relaunch not reflected in the audio version

What's Going on at LLBCL – Mar 30th

Relaunch Plan Slide
  • The Lac La Biche County Libraries Full Relaunch Plan is available online and we are now open to the public with capacity limits and reduced hours.
  • Do you know you can check out board games, makerspace kits and now musical instruments? In fact, our Musical Instrument Lending Library provides our library members an opportunity to borrow a variety of instruments at no cost and was made possible with funding from the Kimberley Foundation.
  • Visit our YouTube channel to view our RighT at Home sessions featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. New episodes will be uploaded monthly and links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • UP Skills for Work helps learners develop key employability skills through free workshops. We will be facilitating nine different topics during the months of May and June on select Fridays from 10 to Noon via Zoom. Registration is available on our website http://short.llbcl.ca/Upskills.
  • Ladies Night is an online after-hours event for girls/ladies 13 and older. The last session for this year will be held on Friday, April 30th from 6:00-8:00pm. Registration is required at least three days prior to the event so we can send you the Zoom link along with the scheduled activities, plus arrange pick up of any the kits or handouts. https://short.llbcl.ca/Ladiesnight
  • The main branch of Lac La Biche County Libraries will be closed from Friday, April 2nd thru April 5th to celebrate Easter. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 6th at 9am. We thank you for your understanding.
  • Curbside pickup will be available at the Plamondon Municipal Library starting on Wednesdays, April 14th from 2-8pm

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Mar3021

What's Going on at LLBCL – Mar 22nd

  • The Lac La Biche County Libraries Full Relaunch Plan is available online and we are now open to the public with capacity limits and reduced hours.
  • Do you know you can check out board games, makerspace kits and now musical instruments? In fact, our Musical Instrument Lending Library provides our library members an opportunity to borrow a variety of instruments at no cost and was made possible with funding from the Kimberley Foundation. Contactless curbside pickup for these and other items is available by appointment only, so contact us at 780-623-7467 to make arrangements.
  • Ladies Night is an online after-hours event for girls/ladies 13 and older. The next session will be held on Friday, March 26th from 6:00-8:00pm. First up we will be focusing on mindfulness and will be doing a sensory spray with Katarina Paulinyova, then Sue Lapierre will be doing “Fuel it. Move it. Stretch it.” We end the evening with Anna Carroll doing a meditation on “Being present in the Now moment!” Supplies will also be provided to create your very own vision board. Registration is required at least three days prior to the event so we can send you the Zoom link along with the scheduled activities, plus arrange pick up of any the kits or handouts. https://short.llbcl.ca/Ladiesnight
  • Visit our YouTube channel to view our RighT at Home sessions featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. New episodes will be uploaded monthly and links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • UP Skills for Work helps learners develop key employability skills through free workshops. We will be facilitating nine different topics during the months of March, May and June on select Fridays from 10 to Noon via Zoom. Registration is now open http://short.llbcl.ca/Upskills.

What's Going on at LLBCL – Mar 15th

  • The next Steampunkery kit will feature Marshmallow Tower plus the Geo Board Pattern activity and be released on March 22nd. Contact 780-623-7467 to arrange pickup. Instructions at https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/steampunkery-a-steam-program and don’t to forget to send in photos of your creations to [email protected].
  • Ladies Night is an online after-hours event for girls/ladies 13 and older. The next session will be held on Friday, March 26th from 6:00-8:00pm. First up we will be focusing on mindfulness and will be doing a sensory spray with Katarina Paulinyova, then Sue Lapierre will be doing “Fuel it. Move it. Stretch it.” We end the evening with Anna Carroll doing a meditation on “Being present in the Now moment!” Supplies will also be provided to create your very own vision board. Registration is required at least three days prior to the event so we can send you the Zoom link along with the scheduled activities, plus arrange pick up of any the kits or handouts. https://short.llbcl.ca/Ladiesnight
  • Visit our YouTube channel to view our RighT at Home sessions featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. New episodes will be uploaded monthly and links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • UP Skills for Work helps learners develop key employability skills through free workshops. We will be facilitating nine different topics during the months of March, May and June on select Fridays from 10 to Noon via Zoom. Registration is now open http://short.llbcl.ca/Upskills.
  • The Lac La Biche County Libraries Full Relaunch Plan is available online and we are now open to the public with capacity limits and reduced hours.
  • Do you know you can check out board games, makerspace kits and now musical instruments? In fact, our Musical Instrument Lending Library provides our library members an opportunity to borrow a variety of instruments at no cost and was made possible with funding from the Kimberley Foundation. Contactless curbside pickup for these and other items is available by appointment only, so contact us at 780-623-7467 to make arrangements.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Mar15

What's Going on at LLBCL – Mar 8th

LLBCL Relaunch Plan
  • The Lac La Biche County Libraries Full Relaunch Plan is available online and we will start appointment-based services on March 8th and reopen to the public on Monday, March 15th with capacity limits and reduced hours.
  • Do you know you can check out board games, makerspace kits and now musical instruments? In fact, our Musical Instrument Lending Library provides our library members an opportunity to borrow a variety of instruments at no cost and was made possible with funding from the Kimberley Foundation. Contactless curbside pickup for these and other items is available by appointment only, so contact us at 780-623-7467 to make arrangements.
  • Visit our YouTube channel to view our RighT at Home sessions featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. New episodes will be uploaded monthly and links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • UP Skills for Work helps learners develop key employability skills through free workshops. We will be facilitating nine different topics during the months of March, May and June on select Fridays from 10 to Noon via Zoom. Registration is now open http://short.llbcl.ca/Upskills.
  • The next Steampunkery kit will feature Marshmallow Tower plus the Geo Board Pattern activity and be released on March 22nd. Contact 780-623-7467 to arrange pickup. Instructions at https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/steampunkery-a-steam-program and don’t to forget to send in photos of your creations to [email protected].
  • Ladies Night is an online after-hours event for girls/ladies 13 and older. The next session will be held on Friday, March 26th from 6:00-8:00pm. First up we will be focusing on mindfulness and will be doing a sensory spray with Katarina Paulinyova, then Sue Lapierre will be doing “Fuel it. Move it. Stretch it.” We end the evening with Anna Carroll doing a meditation on “Being present in the Now moment!” Supplies will also be provided to create your very own vision board. Registration is required at least three days prior to the event so we can send you the Zoom link along with the scheduled activities, plus arrange pick up of any the kits or handouts. https://short.llbcl.ca/Ladiesnight

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Mar8

LLBCL Relaunch Plan

LLBCL Relaunch Plan

By now you have heard the great news… AHS has given Public Libraries the greenlight to open. The Lac La Biche County Library Board is pleased to share our graduated relaunch plan which commences on Monday, March 8th.

What's Going on at LLBCL - Mar 1st

Musical Instrument Lending Library promo Ad
  • The Lac La Biche County Libraries are closed to the public until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as per AHS regulations. Our exterior book drop at the main branch remains open at this time, so if you wish to return larger items that do not fit in the book return call us to schedule a drop off time.
  • Do you know you can check out board games, makerspace kits and now musical instruments? In fact, our Musical Instrument Lending Library provides our library members an opportunity to borrow a variety of instruments at no cost and was made possible with funding from the Kimberley Foundation. Contactless curbside pickup for these and other items is available by appointment only, so contact us at 780-623-7467 to make arrangements.
  • The Proctoring of Exams will resume on March 1st at the main branch and is subject to staff availability. Use the convenient online application to place your request - https://short.llbcl.ca/Proctoring.
  • Visit our YouTube channel to view our RighT at Home sessions featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. New episodes will be uploaded monthly and links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • UP Skills for Work helps learners develop key employability skills through free workshops. We will be facilitating nine different topics during the months of March, May and June on select Fridays from 10 to Noon via Zoom. Registration is now open http://short.llbcl.ca/Upskills.
  • The next Steampunkery kit will feature Marshmallow/Jellybean Tower and be released on March 15th. Contact 780-623-7467 to arrange pickup.
  • Ladies Night is an online after-hours event for girls/ladies 13 and older. The next session will be held on Friday, March 26th from 6:00-8:00pm. Registration is required at least three days prior to the event so we can send you the Zoom link along with the scheduled activities, plus arrange pick up of any the kits or handouts. https://short.llbcl.ca/Ladiesnight

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Mar1st

What's Going on at LLBCL – Feb 22nd

Ladies Night Slide

Virtual Ladies Night will be held on Friday, February 26th from 6-8pm and is designed for girls/ladies 13 & older. Topics include mental health, body scrub, yoga & meditation. Once you are registered you will receive the Zoom link and kit which includes the materials to finger knit a scrunchie. https://short.llbcl.ca/Ladiesnight.

Our LEGO Competition is postponed until 2022 but we still want to see your LEGO stop animation creations. All contest entries must be submitted on or before February 28th to [email protected].

Visit our YouTube channel to view our RighT at Home sessions featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. New episodes will be uploaded monthly and links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.

The Lac La Biche County Libraries are closed to the public until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as per AHS regulations. Contactless curbside pickup is available by appointment only, so contact us at 780-623-7467 to make arrangements. Our exterior book drop at the main branch remains open at this time, so if you wish to return larger items that do not fit in the book return call us to schedule a drop off time.

Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.

Do you know you can check out board games, makerspace kits and now musical instruments? In fact, our Musical Instrument Lending Library provides our library members an opportunity to borrow a variety of instruments at no cost. The Musical Instrument Lending Library is made possible with funding from the Kimberley Foundation. Instrument lending is now possible via curbside pickup, so call 780-623-7467 to make all the arrangements.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Feb22

What's Going on at LLBCL – Feb 17th

Stop Animation Contest Details
  • Our LEGO Competition is postponed until 2022 but we still want to see your LEGO stop animation creations. All contest entries must be submitted on or before February 28th to [email protected].
  • Visit our YouTube channel to view our RighT at Home sessions featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. New episodes will be uploaded monthly and links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • Chicka Chicka Book Club (ages 18-35 months) & Read and Roll (ages 3-4) starts this week with a different delivery model. This partner program between the Lac Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services features stories and interactive play activities. Online registration is now open and closer to the start date someone will contact you to confirm your spot plus answer any questions you may have. http://short.llbcl.ca/CCBCR and http://short.llbcl.ca/ReadandRoll
  • Virtual Ladies Night will be held on Friday, February 26th from 6-8pm and is designed for girls/ladies 13 & older. Topics include mental health, body scrub, yoga & meditation. Once you are registered you will receive the Zoom link and kit which includes the materials to finger knit a scrunchie. https://short.llbcl.ca/Ladiesnight.
  • The Lac La Biche County Libraries are closed to the public until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as per AHS regulations. Contactless curbside pickup is available by appointment only, so contact us at 780-623-7467 to make arrangements. Our exterior book drop at the main branch remains open at this time, so if you wish to return larger items that do not fit in the book return call us to schedule a drop off time.
  • Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Feb17

What's Going on at LLBCL – Feb 8th

Ladies Night Ad
  • Virtual Ladies Night will be held on Friday, February 26th from 6-8pm and is designed for girls/ladies 13 & older. Topics include mental health, body scrub, yoga & meditation. Once you are registered you will receive the Zoom link and kit which includes the materials to finger knit a scrunchie. https://short.llbcl.ca/Ladiesnight.
  • Our LEGO Competition is postponed until 2022 but we still want to see your LEGO stop animation creations. All contest entries must be submitted on or before February 28th to [email protected].
  • The Lac La Biche County Libraries are closed to the public until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as per AHS regulations. Contactless curbside pickup is available by appointment only, so contact us at 780-623-7467 to make arrangements. Our exterior book drop at the main branch remains open at this time, so if you wish to return larger items that do not fit in the book return call us to schedule a drop off time.
  • Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.
  • Chicka Chicka Book Club (ages 18-35 months) & Read and Roll (ages 3-4) will resume in mid-February but with a different delivery model. This partner program between the Lac Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services features stories and interactive play activities. Online registration is now open and closer to the start date someone will contact you to confirm your spot plus answer any questions you may have. http://short.llbcl.ca/CCBCR and http://short.llbcl.ca/ReadandRoll
  • Rhyme Time is not scheduled to resume until Fall 2021. Until then visit our YouTube channel to view our RighT at Home sessions featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. New episodes will be uploaded monthly and links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Feb8 

What's Going on at LLBCL – Feb 1st

Stop Animation Contest Slide
  • Our LEGO Competition is postponed until 2022 but we still want to see your LEGO stop animation creations. All contest entries must be submitted on or before February 28th to [email protected].
  • The Lac La Biche County Libraries are closed to the public until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as per AHS regulations. Contactless curbside pickup is available by appointment only, so contact us at 780-623-7467 to make arrangements. Our exterior book drop at the main branch remains open at this time, so if you wish to return larger items that do not fit in the book return call us to schedule a drop off time.
  • Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.
  • Chicka Chicka Book Club (ages 18-35 months) & Read and Roll (ages 3-4) will resume in mid-February but with a different delivery model. This partner program between the Lac Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services features stories and interactive play activities. Online registration is now open and closer to the start date someone will contact you to confirm your spot plus answer any questions you may have. http://short.llbcl.ca/CCBCR & http://short.llbcl.ca/ReadandRoll
  • Rhyme Time is not scheduled to resume until Fall 2021. Until then visit our YouTube channel to view our RighT at Home sessions featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. New episodes will be uploaded monthly and links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • Read for 15 saw 55 participants who spent 1,506 minutes reading on Family Literacy Day. Prizes will be awarded for the 1st submission, most people journeying together, highest number of minutes read by one person and 3 entries drawn at random.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Feb1

What's Going on at LLBCL – Jan 25th

  • The Lac La Biche County Libraries are closed to the public until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as per AHS regulations. Contactless curbside pickup is available by appointment only, so contact us at 780-623-7467 to make arrangements. Our exterior book drop at the main branch remains open at this time, so if you wish to return larger items that do not fit in the book return call us to schedule a drop off time.
  • Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.
  • New e-Resources now available with a valid library card. AtoZ World Travel is a comprehensive travel resource containing Travel Guides. AtoZ World Food hosts thousands of global recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources.
  • Unfortunately, our annual Library Con is postponed until 2022. So in January we are holding a Virtual Cosplay Contest… so do a photo shoot, send your photo on or before January 31st to [email protected] and you may win a prize.
  • Our LEGO Competition is postponed until 2022 but we still want to see your LEGO stop animation creations. All contest entries must be submitted on or before February 28th to [email protected].
  • Chicka Chicka Book Club (ages 18-35 months) & Read and Roll (ages 3-4) will resume in mid-February but with a different delivery model. This partner program between the Lac Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services features stories and interactive play activities. Online registration is now open and closer to the start date someone will contact you to confirm your spot plus answer any questions you may have. http://short.llbcl.ca/CCBCR and http://short.llbcl.ca/ReadandRoll
  • Rhyme Time is not scheduled to resume until Fall 2021. Until then visit our YouTube channel to view our RighT at Home sessions featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. New episodes will be uploaded monthly and links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Jan25AR

What's Going on at LLBCL – Jan 18th

  • Unfortunately, our annual Library Con is postponed until 2022. So in January we are holding a Virtual Cosplay Contest… so do a photo shoot, send your photo to [email protected] and you may win a prize.
  • Our LEGO Competition is postponed until 2022 but we still want to see your LEGO stop animation creations. All contest entries must be submitted on or before February 28th to [email protected].
  • Chicka Chicka Book Club (ages 18-35months) & Read and Roll (ages 3-4) will resume in mid-February but with a different delivery model. This partner program between the Lac Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services featuring stories and interactive play activities. Online registration is now open and closer to the start date someone will contact you to confirm your spot plus answer any questions you may have. http://short.llbcl.ca/CCBCR and http://short.llbcl.ca/ReadandRoll
  • Rhyme Time is not scheduled to resume until Fall 2021. Until then visit our YouTube channel to view our RighT at Home sessions featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. New episodes will be uploaded monthly and links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • The Lac La Biche County Libraries are now closed to the public until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as per AHS regulations. Contactless curbside pickup is available by appointment only, so contact us at 780-623-7467 to make arrangements. Our exterior book drop at the main branch remains open at this time, so if you wish to drop off larger items that do not fit in the book return call 780-623-7467 to schedule a drop off time.
  • Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.
  • New e-Resources now available with a valid library card. AtoZ World Travel is a comprehensive travel resource containing Travel Guides. AtoZ World Food hosts thousands of global recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Jan18AR 

What's Going on at LLBCL – Jan 11th

  • The Lac La Biche County Libraries are now closed to the public until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as per AHS regulations. Contactless curbside pickup is available by appointment only, so contact us at 780-623-7467 to make arrangements. Our exterior book drop at the main branch remains open at this time, so if you wish to drop off larger items that do not fit in the book return call 780-623-7467 to schedule a drop off time.
  • Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.
  • Unfortunately, our annual Library Con is postponed until 2022. So in January we are holding a Virtual Cosplay Contest… so do a photo shoot, send your photo to [email protected] and you may win a prize.
  • Our LEGO Competition is postponed until 2022 but we still want to see your LEGO stop animation creations. All contest entries must be submitted on or before February 28th to [email protected].
  • Read and Roll will resume in mid-February but with a different delivery model. This partner program between the Lac La Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services is specially designed for children aged 3 & 4. Read books and then roll with activities to explore the story concepts. Online registration is now open and closer to the start date someone will contact you to confirm your spot plus answer any questions you may have. http://short.llbcl.ca/ReadandRoll
  • Chicka Chicka Book Club will resume in mid-February but with a different delivery model. This partner program between the Lac Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services is designed for ages 18-35 months featuring stories and interactive play activities. Online registration is now open and closer to the start date someone will contact you to confirm your spot plus answer any questions you may have. http://short.llbcl.ca/CCBCR
  • Rhyme Time is not scheduled to resume until Fall 2021. Until then visit our YouTube channel to view our RighT at Home sessions featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. New episodes will be uploaded monthly and links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Jan11AR

What's Going on at LLBCL – Jan 4th

  • Read and Roll will resume in mid-February but with a different delivery model. This partner program between the Lac La Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services is specially designed for children aged 3 & 4. Read books and then roll with activities to explore the story concepts. Online registration is now open and closer to the start date someone will contact you to confirm your spot plus answer any questions you may have. http://short.llbcl.ca/ReadandRoll
  • Rhyme Time is not scheduled to resume until Fall 2021. Until then visit our YouTube channel to view our RighT at Home sessions featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. New episodes will be uploaded monthly and links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • Chicka Chicka Book Club will resume in mid-February but with a different delivery model. This partner program between the Lac Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services is designed for ages 18-35 months featuring stories and interactive play activities. Online registration is now open and closer to the start date someone will contact you to confirm your spot plus answer any questions you may have. http://short.llbcl.ca/CCBCR
  • Unfortunately, our annual Library Con is postponed until 2022. So in January we are holding a Virtual Cosplay Contest… so do a photo shoot, send your photo to [email protected] and you may win a prize.
  • Our LEGO Competition is postponed until 2022 but we still want to see your LEGO stop animation creations. All contest entries must be submitted on or before February 28th to [email protected]
  • The Lac La Biche County Libraries are now closed to the public until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as per AHS regulations. Contactless curbside pickup is available by appointment only, so contact us at 780-623-7467 to make arrangements. Our exterior book drop at the main branch remains open at this time, so if you wish to drop off larger items that do not fit in the book return call 780-623-7467 to schedule a drop off time.
  • Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Jan4AR

What's Going on at LLBCL – Dec 14th

  • The Lac La Biche County Libraries are now closed to the public until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as per AHS regulations.
  • Contactless curbside pickup is available by appointment only, so contact us at 780-623-7467 to make arrangements.
  • Our exterior book drop at the main branch remains open at this time, so if you wish to drop off larger items that do not fit in the book return call 780-623-7467 to schedule a drop off time.
  • Our partner preschool programs, Read and Roll and Chicka Chicka Book Club will resume in mid-February but with a different delivery model. Online registration will be available on our website in late January. The format of these programs will consist of kits including supplies, USB stick, and regular follow up phone calls from our programming partners.
  • RighT at Home has three new videos featuring Joanne showcasing songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. The links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • Library Con and LEGO Competition are postponed until 2022. We will be hosting a couple of mini virtual competitions and details will be released shortly on our social media platforms.
  • Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.
  • The Lac La Biche County Library Board and Staff would like to thank the community for their continued support and wish everyone great holiday season and all the best in 2021.

Audio version - https://short.llbcl.ca/Dec14AR

What's Going on at LLBCL – Nov 30th

  • Cancelled - STEAMPUNKERY: A STEAM Program will be held on Monday, December 14th at 4:30pm. Join us at the main branch in the Wild Rose Room to create tasty treats at our annual chocolate making class. Space is limited so call the library at 780-623-7467 to reserve your family/cohort table.
  • TREX Art Exhibit - The Rush and Roar opens a window on the past in order to comprehend and give context to current events and trends. Inspired by the centenary of the 1920s, often described as the Roaring Twenties, this exhibition utilizes the visual arts to explore some of the political, economic, technological and social/cultural changes which occurred during the 1920s and continue to have ramifications into the twenty-first. https://www.youraga.ca/exhibitions/rush-and-roar
  • All preschool programs, including our partner ones, are scheduled to resume in the new year. Meanwhile our RighT at Home has new videos featuring Joanne will be released approximately every two weeks and showcase songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. The links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • Library Con Do you like science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, comics, gaming, or anime? Then come join us at our Annual Library Con on January 9th from 11-3:30pm. This is a pop culture convention so… don your cape, grab your mask, jump in your TARDIS and join us at the Stuart MacPherson Public Library where we will have activities for all ages including a costume contest. The theme this year is Disney. During Library Con event we will also be unveiling our Musical Instrument Lending Library. This collection provides library members an opportunity to borrow a variety of instruments at no cost. The Musical Instrument Lending Library is made possible with funding from the Kimberley Foundation.
  • Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.
  • Our main branch and exterior book drop are open and if you wish a Grab & Go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order for pick up.
  • Updated - Plamondon Municipal Library (in École Plamondon) is now closed and Curbside Pickup between the hours of 2-8pm on Wednesdays will resume in January.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – Nov 16th

  •  Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.
  • STEAMPUNKERY: A STEAM Program will be held on Monday, November 23rd at 4:30pm. Join us at the main branch in the Wild Rose Room to create your very own Circuit cards and Letters to Santa. If you are unable to make it that evening and wish to build it at home, we will have kits plus an instructional video uploaded to our YouTube channel prior to the event.
  • All preschool programs, including our partner ones, are scheduled to resume in the new year. Meanwhile our RighT at Home has new videos featuring Joanne will be released approximately every two weeks and showcase songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. The links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • Library Con Do you like science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, comics, gaming, or anime? Then come join us at our Annual Library Con on January 9th from 11-3:30pm. This is a pop culture convention so… don your cape, grab your mask, jump in your TARDIS and join us at the Stuart MacPherson Public Library where we will have activities for all ages including a costume contest. The theme this year is Disney. During Library Con event we will also be unveiling our Musical Instrument Lending Library. This collection provides library members an opportunity to borrow a variety of instruments at no cost. The Musical Instrument Lending Library is made possible with funding from the Kimberley Foundation.
  • TREX Art Exhibit - The Rush and Roar opens a window on the past in order to comprehend and give context to current events and trends. Inspired by the centenary of the 1920s, often described as the Roaring Twenties, this exhibition utilizes the visual arts to explore some of the political, economic, technological and social/cultural changes which occurred during the 1920s and continue to have ramifications into the twenty-first. https://www.youraga.ca/exhibitions/rush-and-roar
  • Our main branch and exterior book drop are open and if you wish a Grab & Go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order for pick up.
  • Plamondon Municipal Library (in École Plamondon) is now open for Curbside Pickup between the hours of 2-8pm on Wednesdays. Please come to the library entrance located at the back of the school near the swings.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – Nov 2nd

  • Both branches of Lac La Biche County Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th to commemorate Remembrance Day. The main branch will reopen on Thursday at 9am. We thank you for your understanding.
  • Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.
  • Our main branch and exterior book drop are open and if you wish a Grab & Go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order for pick up.
  • Plamondon Municipal Library (in École Plamondon) is now open for Curbside Pickup between the hours of 2-8pm on Wednesdays. Please come to the library entrance located at the back of the school near the swings.
  • STEAMPUNKERY: A STEAM Program will be held on Monday, November 23rd at 4:30pm. Join us at the main branch in the Wild Rose Room to create your very own Circuit cards and Letters to Santa. If you are unable to make it that evening and wish to build it at home, we will have kits plus an instructional video uploaded to our YouTube channel prior to the event.
  • All preschool programs, including our partner ones, are scheduled to resume in the new year. Meanwhile our RighT at Home has new videos featuring Joanne will be released approximately every two weeks and showcase songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. The links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • Library Con Do you like science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, comics, gaming, or anime? Then come join us at our Annual Library Con on January 9th from 11-3:30pm. This is a pop culture convention so… don your cape, grab your mask, jump in your TARDIS and join us at the Stuart MacPherson Public Library where we will have activities for all ages including a costume contest. The theme this year is Disney. During Library Con event we will also be unveiling our Musical Instrument Lending Library. This collection provides library members an opportunity to borrow a variety of instruments at no cost. The Musical Instrument Lending Library is made possible with funding from the Kimberley Foundation.
  • TREX Art Exhibit - The Rush and Roar opens a window on the past in order to comprehend and give context to current events and trends. Inspired by the centenary of the 1920s, often described as the Roaring Twenties, this exhibition utilizes the visual arts to explore some of the political, economic, technological and social/cultural changes which occurred during the 1920s and continue to have ramifications into the twenty-first. https://www.youraga.ca/exhibitions/rush-and-roar

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What's Going on at LLBCL – Oct 26th

  • STEAMPUNKERY: A STEAM Program will be held on Monday, November 23rd at 4:30pm. Join us at the main branch in the Wild Rose Room to create your very own Circuit cards and Letters to Santa. If you are unable to make it that evening and wish to build it at home, we will have kits plus an instructional video uploaded to our YouTube channel prior to the event.
  • All preschool programs, including our partner ones, are scheduled to resume in the new year. Meanwhile our RighT at Home has new videos featuring Joanne will be released approximately every two weeks and showcase songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. The links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • Library Con Do you like science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, comics, gaming, or anime? Then come join us at our Annual Library Con on January 9th from 11-3pm. This is a pop culture convention so… don your cape, grab your mask, jump in your TARDIS and join us at the Stuart MacPherson Public Library where we will have activities for all ages including a costume contest. The theme this year is Disney. During Library Con event we will also be unveiling our Musical Instrument Lending Library. This collection provides library members an opportunity to borrow a variety of instruments at no cost. The Musical Instrument Lending Library is made possible with funding from the Kimberley Foundation.
  • TREX Art Exhibit - The Rush and Roar opens a window on the past in order to comprehend and give context to current events and trends. Inspired by the centenary of the 1920s, often described as the Roaring Twenties, this exhibition utilizes the visual arts to explore some of the political, economic, technological and social/cultural changes which occurred during the 1920s and continue to have ramifications into the twenty-first. https://www.youraga.ca/exhibitions/rush-and-roar
  • Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.
  • Our main branch and exterior book drop are open and if you wish a Grab & Go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order for pick up.
  • Plamondon Municipal Library (in École Plamondon) is now open for Curbside Pickup between the hours of 2-8pm on Wednesdays. Please come to the library entrance located at the back of the school near the swings.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – Oct 19th

RighT at Home Logo Slide
  • RighT at Home has resumed and new videos featuring Joanne will be released approximately every two weeks and showcase songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. The links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • STEAMPUNKERY: A STEAM Program will be held on Monday, November 23rd at 4:30pm. Join us at the main branch in the Wild Rose Room to create your very own Cricuit Stickers (making stickers) and Letters to Santa. If you are unable to make it that evening and wish to build it at home, we will have kits plus an instructional video uploaded to our YouTube channel prior to the event.
  • Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.
  • Our main branch and exterior book drop are open and if you wish a Grab & Go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order for pick up.
  • Plamondon Municipal Library (in École Plamondon) is now open for curbside pickup between the hours of 2-8pm on Wednesdays. Please come to the library entrance located at the back of the school near the swings.
  • The Lac La Biche County Library Board is seeking a Member-at-Large. Submit a Committee Member Application Form, cover letter and resume to the County by Friday, October 23, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. For more information contact Legislative Services at 780-623-1747.
  • Brainfuse is a free resource offers students learning support from kindergarten up to grade 12. You can chat live with a tutor from 2:00pm to 11:00pm daily and create your own study tools such as flashcards. There is also support for adult learners, university courses, and resume writing. So, this resource is helpful whether you are going back to school, switching jobs, or brushing up on your skills.
  • Creative Bug is an educational video resource that focuses on arts & crafts. The videos are produced by artists and creative experts who have a lifetime of practice and proven teaching techniques. One new class is added each week and all classes come with downloadable patterns, templates, and recipes.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – Oct 13th

  • RighT at Home has resumed and new videos featuring Joanne will be released approximately every two weeks and showcase songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. The links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • STEAMPUNKERY: A STEAM Program will be held on Monday, October 19th at 4:30pm. Join us at the main branch in the Wild Rose Room to create your very own Brislebot or Brushbot. If you are unable to make it that evening and wish to build it at home, we will have kits plus an instructional video uploaded to our Youtube channel prior to the event.
  • The Lac La Biche County Library Board is seeking a Member-at-Large. Submit a Committee Member Application Form (http://ow.ly/QYuZ50BJRmi), cover letter and resume to the County by Friday, October 23, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. For more information contact Legislative Services at 780-623-1747.
  • Our New Website is now up and running! This is a one stop shop where you can find program information, apply for a free library card, check out our services, search TRACPac (online catalogue), subscribe to our events calendar and so much more. We have released a video on our YouTube channel to help people navigate the site.
  • Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.
  • Our main branch and exterior book drop are open and if you wish a Grab & Go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order for pick up.
  • Plamondon Municipal Library (in École Plamondon) is now open for curbside pickup between the hours of 2-8pm on Wednesdays. Please come to the library entrance located at the back of the school near the swings.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – Oct 5th

  • The Lac La Biche County Library Board is seeking a Member-at-Large. Submit a Committee Member Application Form, cover letter and resume to the County by Friday, October 23, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. For more information contact Legislative Services at 780-623-1747.

Committee Member Application Form

  • Your library items will find their way HOME… You can return items at any public library in the province but it is important to note that because of quarantine procedures it will take a few days before the items disappear from your library account.
  • Our main branch and exterior book drop are open and if you wish a Grab & Go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order for pick up.
  • Plamondon Municipal Library (in École Plamondon) is now open for curbside pickup between the hours of 2-8pm on Wednesdays. Please come to the library entrance located at the back of the school near the swings.
  • Our New Website is now up and running! This is a one stop shop where you can find program information, apply for a free library card, check out our services, search TRACPac (online catalogue), subscribe to our events calendar and so much more. We have released a video on our YouTube channel to help people navigate the site.
  • RighT at Home will start in October. New videos featuring Joanne will be released every two weeks (starting this Thursday) and showcase songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. The links will be on our website and social media platforms.
  • STEAMPUNKERY: A STEAM Program will be held on Monday, October 19th at 4:30pm. Join us at the main branch in the Wild Rose Room to create your very own Brislebot or Brushbot. If you are unable to make it that evening and wish to build it at home, we will have kits plus an instructional video uploaded to our Youtube channel prior to the event.
  • Lac La Biche County Libraries will be closed on Monday, October 12th to celebrate Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Tuesday at 9:00am. We thank you for your understanding.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Oct5AR

What's Going on at LLBCL – Sept 28th

Programs

  • All preschool programs, including our partner ones, will not resume until the new year. In the meantime, our Children’s Programmer will take the lead in creating videos to accompany these programs so parents can follow along at home once they do resume.
  • RighT at Home will start in October. New videos featuring Joanne will be released every two weeks and showcase songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and activities using common household items. The links will be on our website https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy and social media platforms.
  • STEAMPUNKERY: A STEAM Program will be held on Monday, October 19th at 4:30pm. Join us at the main branch in the Wild Rose Room to create your very own Brislebot or Brushbot. If you are unable to make it that evening and wish to build it at home, we will have kits plus an instructional video uploaded to our Youtube channel prior to the event.

Service Update

  • Our main branch and exterior book drop are open but please note that returned items will be quarantined for seven days prior to check in. If you wish a Grab & Go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order and have it ready for pick up.
  • People visiting the library are required to sanitize their hands before entry and prior to using the computers or gaming stations. Staff will be wearing masks and members of the public are required to wear them while on the public computers.
  • Do not forget if you want to use our computers to reserve your spot in advance.
  • Plamondon Municipal Library (in École Plamondon) is now open for curbside pickup between the hours of 2-8pm on Wednesdays. Please come to the library entrance located at the back of the school near the swings.
  • Our New Website is now up and running! This is a one stop shop where you can find program information, apply for a free library card, check out our services, access provincial and local e-Resources, explore our Plan of Service, search TRACPac (online catalogue) and even subscribe to our events calendar. The website llbcl.ca also has links to various online registration forms, the weekly newsletter and showcases our podcast entitled Rural Library Corner. We have released a video on our YouTube to help our library members navigate the site.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Sep28AR

What's Going on at LLBCL – 13 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Your FREE Library Card

  1. 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 device.

  1. Language Learning

In addition to print resources for English Language learners, one can access Pronunciator which provides both guided and self-directed instruction for 80 languages, and ESL for 51 non-English languages. This resource uses a variety of tools to provide “360-degree exposure” to a language within a safe, structured learning environment. You can also try the free online resource, Duolingo.

  1. Play Video games

Whether you’re a Call of Duty fan or Mario is more your speed, we have Wii, Xbox and Switch games you can borrow, as well as a Nintendo Switch Console.

  1. Access Newspapers

You have access to thousands of newspapers from around the world in a variety of languages through RB Digital.

  1. Listen to Audiobooks on the Go

Maybe you haven’t got much time for physical books or maybe you’re dying for something to do on your commute. You can download or stream right from your phone with Overdrive (Libby App), Hoopla, Cloud Library, Audio Book Cloud and Teen Book Cloud.

  1. Get Reading Recommendations

If you never know what to read next, Novelist and Novelist K-8 will help you on your quest. You can browse authors, genres, award winners, read-alikes and so much more to find your next great read.

  1. Discover a new passion

Fancy taking up a hobby (Hobbies and Crafts Reference Centre) or Creative Bug, want to delve into your family history with Ancestry Library Edition or fix a car (Auto Repair Reference Center). Please note that Ancestry Library Edition can normally only be accessed by using our public computers.

  1. Dive into Comics and Graphic Novels Online

Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool, Riverdale, The Walking Dead and more are available instantly on Hoopla.

  1. Record Oral Histories

You can now borrow our Digital Storytelling kit for 42 days. This kit includes an audio recorder and a copy of “The Oral History Workshop.”

  1. Makerspace and Educator Kits

Our Educator Kits can be borrowed, and they cover a wide range of topics and age ranges. These kits are specially designed in house and new kits are added regularly. In our Makespace section you can find kits that support STEAM learning including: Snap Circuits, Code-a-pillar, LEGO robotics and microscopes.

  1. Board Games

Have you ever wanted to try a game before buying… well, now you can. Feel free to sign out a Board game such as Monopoly, Last Night on Earth and Santorini. We even place a contents note on the front cover so items can be easily returned without missing pieces.

  1. Stream and Download Music

With your library card Freegal allows Library Members to download 3 songs a week plus stream 5 hours of music per day straight to their PC, iOS and Android devices without an individual subscription.

  1. Print Disabled Resources

We provide access to both Centre for Equitable Library Access (CNIB) and National Network for Equitable Library Service to people with no vision, low vision, Autism, intellectual disabilities, ADHD, hearing loss, learning disability that significantly interferes with reading or a physical disability that significantly interferes with reading.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – Sept 14th

Service Update

  • Our main branch and exterior book drop are open but please note that returned items will be quarantined for seven days prior to check in. If you wish a Grab & Go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order and have it ready for pick up.
  • People visiting the library are required to sanitize their hands before entry and prior to using the computers or gaming stations. Staff will be wearing masks and members of the public are required to wear them while on the public computers.
  • Do not forget if you want to use our computers to reserve your spot in advance.
  • Plamondon Municipal Library (in École Plamondon) is now open for curbside pickup between the hours of 2-8pm on Wednesdays. Please come to the library entrance located at the back of the school near the swings.
  • Our New Website is now up and running! This is a one stop shop where you can find program information, apply for a free library card, check out our services, access provincial and local e-Resources, explore our Plan of Service, search TRACPac (online catalogue) and even subscribe to our events calendar. The website llbcl.ca also has links to various online registration forms, the weekly newsletter and showcases our podcast entitled Rural Library Corner. We have released a video on our YouTube to help our library members navigate the site.

Programs

  • Alice in Wonderland Escape Room will be held on Thursday, September 24th from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm & Friday, September 25th from 11:00-6:00pm at the Stuart MacPherson Public Library. This will be our 5th Escape Room and teams must register in advance by completing the online form - https://short.llbcl.ca/EscapeRoom. Knowledge of "Alice in Wonderland" is not required! This event is free and for ages 10 and up.
  • Preschool Programs - All preschool programs, including our partner ones, will not resume until the new year. In the meantime, our Children’s Programmer will take the lead in creating videos to accompany these programs so parents can follow along at home once they do resume. In October, we will add to our RighT at Home program offerings which are posted bi-weekly on our YouTube channel with a notification on social media.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Sept14AR

What's Going on at LLBCL – Sept 7th

  • Alice in Wonderland Escape Room will be held on Thursday, September 24th from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm & Friday, September 25th from 11:00-6:00pm at the Stuart MacPherson Public Library. This will be our 5th Escape Room and teams must register in advance by completing the online form - https://short.llbcl.ca/EscapeRoom. Knowledge of "Alice in Wonderland" is not required! This event is free and for ages 10 and up.
  • STEAMPUNKERY: A STEAM Program will be held monthly on select Monday evenings starting on September 14th at 4:30pm. Join us at the main branch in the Wild Rose Room to create your every own lava lamp. If you are unable to make it that evening and wish to build it at home, we will have kits plus an instructional video uploaded to our YouTube channel prior to the event.
  • Preschool Programs - All preschool programs, including our partner ones, will not resume until the new year. In the meantime, our Children’s Programmer will take the lead in creating videos to accompany these programs so parents can follow along at home once they do resume. In October, we will add to our RighT at Home program offerings which are posted weekly on our YouTube channel with a notification on social media.

Service Update

  • Our main branch and exterior book drop are open but please note that returned items will be quarantined for seven days prior to check in. If you wish a Grab & Go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order and have it ready for pick up.
  • People visiting the library are required to sanitize their hands before entry and prior to using the computers or gaming stations. Staff will be wearing masks and members of the public are required to wear them while on the public computers.
  • Do not forget if you want to use our computers to reserve your spot in advance.
  • Plamondon Municipal Library (in École Plamondon) will reopen on September 9th for curbside pickup between the hours of 2-8pm on Wednesdays.
  • Our New Website is now up and running! This is a one stop shop where you can find program information, apply for a free library card, check out our services, see what the staff are reading, access provincial and local e-Resources, see our upcoming Plan of Service, search TRACPac (online catalogue) and even subscribe to our events calendar. The website llbcl.ca also has links to various online registration forms, the weekly newsletter and showcases our podcast entitled Rural Library Corner. We will be releasing a video on our YouTube channel to help our members navigate the site.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Sept7AR

What's Going on at LLBCL – Aug 24th

Service Update 

  • Our main branch and exterior book drop are open but please note that returned items will be quarantined for seven days prior to check in. If you wish a Grab & Go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order and have it ready for pick up.
  • People visiting the library are required to sanitize their hands before entry and prior to using the computers or gaming stations. Staff will be wearing masks and members of the public are required to wear them while on the public computers.
  • Do not forget if you want to use our computers to reserve your spot in advance.
  • Plamondon Municipal Library (in École Plamondon) will reopen on September 9th for curbside pick up between the hours of 2-8pm on Wednesdays.

Things You Did Not Know About Lac La Biche County Libraries

  • 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 ME Libraries.
  • You can check out books from other public libraries in Alberta and then return them to us and vice versa.
  • We are a part of the Northern Lights Library System and have two branches (Stuart MacPherson Public Library & Plamondon Municipal Library in École Plamondon), plus pop up service locations.
  • At the main branch we have a Virtual Reality System (13+), Wii and Xbox systems with select games that the public can play onsite.
  • Computer, Internet access and scan to e-mail services are available at no charge. Note that there are fees for faxing, printing, and photocopying.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Aug24AR

What's Going on at LLBCL – Aug 17th

Photo of the TD Summer Reading Club party announcement

TD Summer Reading Club reading logs (Short.llbcl.ca/SRCLog) due on or before August 31st to win some amazing prizes. All our events will be held virtually and are posted on our social media streams including Facebook.

Summer virtual programming details:

  • Be sure to subscribe to the Alberta Summer Reading Club YouTube channel to see all our special guests and check out the additional activities on both the Provincial (https://absummerreading.ca/) and National websites (https://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/activities).
  • TDSRC Library Mini Games Week 7 How many LEGO pieces are in the container? Photo and instructions on how to enter to win prizes are available on FB, Instagram and Twitter posted on Mondays at 10am.
  • Sports Games - Wednesday, August 19th at 2pm
  • TD Summer Reading Club Wrap Up Virtual Party - Wednesday, August 26th at 2pm

Service Update

  • Our main branch is now open with regular weekday hours with the first hour reserved for seniors and our vulnerable population. The exterior book drop is also open but please note that returned items will be quarantined for seven days prior to check in. If you wish a Grab & Go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order and have it ready for pick up.
  • People visiting the library are required to sanitize their hands before entry and prior to using the computers or gaming stations. Staff will be wearing masks, but members of the public are not required to do so.
  • Do not forget if you want to use our computers to reserve your spot in advance.

Audio version - https://short.llbcl.ca/Aug17AR

What's Going on at LLBCL – Aug 10th

Service Update 

  • Our main branch is now open with regular weekday hours with the first hour reserved for seniors and our vulnerable population. The exterior book drop is also open but please note that returned items will be quarantined for seven days prior to check in. If you wish a Grab & Go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order and have it ready for pick up.
  • People visiting the library are required to sanitize their hands before entry and prior to using the computers or gaming stations. Staff will be wearing masks, but members of the public are not required to do so.
  • Do not forget if you want to use our computers to reserve your spot in advance.

TD Summer Reading Club reading logs (Short.llbcl.ca/SRCLog) due on or before August 31st to win some amazing prizes. All our events will be held virtually and are posted on our social media streams including Facebook.

Summer virtual programming details:

Tell us about your favorite book or author.

Photo and instructions on how to enter to win prizes are available on FB, Instagram and Twitter posted on Mondays at 10am.

  • Sports Games - Wednesday, August 19th at 2pm
  • TD Summer Reading Club Wrap Up Virtual Party - Wednesday, August 26th at 2pm

Audio version - https://short.llbcl.ca/Aug10

What's Going on at LLBCL – Aug 4th

TD Summer Reading Club registration is underway, and all ages can participate. Sign up at Short.llbcl.ca/SRCReg and then submit your reading log at Short.llbcl.ca/SRCLog on or before August 31st to win some amazing prizes. All our events will be held virtually and are posted on our social media streams including Facebook.

Summer virtual programming details:

Lac La Biche County Libraries has two branches… Where is the location of our second branch? Photo and instructions on how to enter to win prizes are available on FB, Instagram and Twitter posted on Mondays at 10am.

  • Board Games - Wednesday, August 5th at 2pm
  • Sports Games - Wednesday, August 19th at 2pm
  • TD Summer Reading Club Wrap Up Virtual Party - Wednesday, August 26th at 2pm

Service Update

  • Our main branch is now open with regular weekday hours with the first hour reserved for seniors and our vulnerable population. The exterior book drop is also open but please note that returned items will be quarantined for seven days prior to check in. If you wish a Grab & Go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order and have it ready for pick up.
  • People visiting the library are required to sanitize their hands before entry and prior to using the computers or gaming stations. Staff will be wearing masks, but members of the public are not required to do so.
  • Do not forget if you want to use our computers to reserve your spot in advance.

Audio version - https://short.llbcl.ca/Aug4AR

What's Going on at LLBCL - July 27th

Service Update

  • Our main branch is now open with regular weekday hours with the first hour reserved for seniors and our vulnerable population. The exterior book drop is also open but please note that returned items will be quarantined for seven days prior to check in. If you wish a Grab & Go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order and have it ready for pick up.
  • People visiting the library are required to sanitize their hands before entry and prior to using the computers or gaming stations. Staff will be wearing masks, but members of the public are not required to do so.
  • Do not forget if you want to use our computers to reserve your spot in advance.

TD Summer Reading Club registration is underway, and all ages can participate. Sign up at https://Short.llbcl.ca/SRCReg and then submit your reading log at https://Short.llbcl.ca/SRCLog on or before August 31st to win some amazing prizes. All our events will be held virtually and are posted on our social media streams including Facebook.

Summer virtual programming details:

  • Be sure to subscribe to the Alberta Summer Reading Club YouTube channel to see all our special guests and check out the additional activities on both the Provincial https://absummerreading.ca/ and National websites https://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/activities.
  • TDSRC Library Mini Games Week 4 - Before moving to the Bold Center... what building was the main branch in? Photo and instructions on how to enter to win prizes are available on FB, Instagram and Twitter posted on Mondays at 10am.
  • Board Games - Wednesday, August 5th at 2pm
  • Sports Games - Wednesday, August 19th at 2pm
  • TD Summer Reading Club Wrap Up Virtual Party - Wednesday, August 26th at 2pm

Audio version - https://short.llbcl.ca/jul27AR

What's Going on at LLBCL – July 20th

Join FCSS and Lac La Biche County Libraries for Seniors Craftnoon via Zoom on Thursday, July 23rd at 1:30pm. Call Trish at 780-623-6726 to sign up and get your card making kit. Zoom Meeting information will be sent out via email once you have registered.

Service Update

  • Our main branch is now open with regular weekday hours with the first hour reserved for seniors and our vulnerable population. The exterior book drop is also open but please note that returned items will be quarantined for seven days prior to check in. If you wish a grab and go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order and have it ready for pick up.
  • People visiting the library are required to sanitize their hands before entry and prior to using the computers or gaming stations. Staff will be wearing masks, but members of the public are not required to do so.
  • Do not forget if you want to use our computers to reserve your spot in advance.

TD Summer Reading Club registration is underway, and all ages can participate. Sign up at Short.llbcl.ca/SRCReg and then submit your reading log at Short.llbcl.ca/SRCLog on or before August 31st to win some amazing prizes. All our events will be held virtually and are posted on our social media streams including Facebook.

Summer virtual programming dates and times:

  • TDSRC Library Mini Games Week 3

What is the name of our mascot? Photo and instructions on how to enter to win prizes are available on FB, Instagram and Twitter posted on Mondays at 10am.

  • Board Games - Wednesday, August 5th at 2pm
  • Sports Games - Wednesday, August 19th at 2pm
  • TD Summer Reading Club Wrap Up Virtual Party - Wednesday, August 26th at 2pm

Click the link to hear the audio version - https://short.llbcl.ca/Jul20AR

What's Going on at LLBCL – July 13th

Photo of the TRSRC Week 2 Mini Game

TD Summer Reading Club registration is underway, and all ages can participate. Sign up at Short.llbcl.ca/SRCReg and then submit your reading log at Short.llbcl.ca/SRCLog on or before August 31st to win some amazing prizes. All our events will be held virtually and are posted on our social media streams including Facebook.

Summer virtual programming dates and times:

  • TDSRC Library Mini Games Week 2

What year did the library transfer to the Bold Center?

Photo and instructions on how to enter to win prizes are available on FB, Instagram and Twitter

  • Board Games - Wednesday, August 5th at 2pm
  • Sports Games - Wednesday, August 19th at 2pm
  • TD Summer Reading Club Wrap Up Virtual Party - Wednesday, August 26th at 2pm

 

Service Update

  • Our main branch is now open with regular weekday hours with the first hour reserved for seniors and our vulnerable population. The exterior book drop is also open but please note that returned items will be quarantined for seven days prior to check in. If you wish a grab and go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order and have it ready for pick up.
  • People visiting the library are required to sanitize their hands before entry and prior to using the computers or gaming stations. Staff will be wearing masks, but members of the public are not required to do so.
  • Do not forget if you want to use our computers to reserve your spot in advance.

Click the link to hear the audio version

What's Going on at LLBCL – July 6th

TD Summer Reading Club registration is underway, and all ages can participate. Sign up at Short.llbcl.ca/SRCReg and then submit your reading log at Short.llbcl.ca/SRCLog on or before August 31st to win some amazing prizes. All our events will be held virtually and are posted on our social media streams including Facebook.

Summer virtual programming dates and times:

  • TDSRC Library Mini Games Week 1 - Guess how many books are on the entire shelf? - See attached photo
  • Team Games - Wednesday, July 8th - The virtual activity will be posted on our social media at 2pm
  • Board Games - Wednesday, August 5th at 2pm
  • Sports Games - Wednesday, August 19th at 2pm
  • TD Summer Reading Club Wrap Up Virtual Party - Wednesday, August 26th at 2pm


Service Update

  • Our main branch is now open with regular weekday hours with the first hour reserved for seniors and our vulnerable population. The exterior book drop is also open but please note that returned items will be quarantined for seven days prior to check in. If you wish a grab and go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order and have it ready for pick up.
  • People visiting the library are required to sanitize their hands before entry and prior to using the computers or gaming stations. Staff will be wearing masks, but members of the public are not required to do so.
  • Do not forget if you want to use our computers to reserve your spot in advance.

Click the link to hear the audio version - https://short.llbcl.ca/July6AR

What’s Going on at LLBCL - June 22nd

Service Update

Our main branch is now open with regular weekday hours with the first hour reserved for seniors and our vulnerable population. The exterior book drop is also open but please note that returned items will be quarantined for seven days prior to check in. If you wish a grab and go option, contact us at 780-623-7467 so we can prepare your order and have it ready for pick up.

People visiting the library are required to sanitize their hands before entry and prior to using the computers or gaming stations. Staff will be wearing masks, but members of the public are not required to do so.

TD Summer Reading Club registration is underway, and all ages can participate. Sign up at SRC Registration Form  and then submit your reading log at SRC Reading Log on or before August 31st to win some amazing prizes. All our events will be held virtually and are posted on our website and Facebook page.

Summer virtual programming dates and times:

  • Team Games - Wednesday, July 8th at 2pm
  • Board Games - Wednesday, August 5th at 2pm
  • Sports Games - Wednesday, August 19th at 2pm
  • TD Summer Reading Club Wrap Up Virtual Party - Wednesday, August 26th at 2pm

New resources:

BrainFuse can be accessed with your free library card. Students from kindergarten up to grade 12 can receive learning support including live tutoring sessions. There is also support for university courses, adult learners, and resume writing. One can even create customized study aids.

Creativebug is an educational video resource that focuses on arts & crafts. The videos are produced by artists and creative experts who have a lifetime of practice and proven teaching techniques. One new class is added each week and all classes come with downloadable patterns, templates, and recipes.

Click the link to hear the audio version - https://short.llbcl.ca/Jun22AR

Lac La Biche County Libraries Main Branch Re-opens

The Lac La Biche County Libraries main branch re-opens on Monday, June 22nd at 9am. Our relaunch strategy - COVID19 Relaunch document.