Parkland Regional Library (PRL) makes available several rotating collections to member libraries as a means of enhancing local library holdings. These collections include audio books, large print books, and multilingual books. Rotating collections are supplied on demand to requesting libraries. Material can be requested using the online forms below.
This collection consists of audio cassettes, regular format CDs, and MP3 CDs, mostly unabridged, in both fiction and non-fiction. Libraries may specify preferred formats, reading interests, and reading level (adult, juvenile, YA). Each block consists of 20 - 25 items. Items in this collection can be searched for and requested in the PRL catalogue. Read this explanation of audio formats available.
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Current Travelling Display: Fish and Insects
Member public libraries can borrow a travelling display from Parkland for up to 4 weeks. You can book the display through our online form, which also describes the display that is currently available.
Large Print Books
This collection consists of contemporary non-fiction and fiction titles in the following genres: Christian, classic, general, mystery, romance, and western. Libraries may specify preferred format (hardcover or paperback), genres, reading interests (e.g. cozy mystery, suspense, war, fantasy, etc.) and reading level (adult, juvenile, YA). Each block consists of 25 books. Items in this collection can be searched for and requested in the PRL catalogue.
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Parkland Regional Library's in house professional development collection exists to help library managers, boards, staff, and volunteers in planning for and delivering library services. This collection contains titles on computer/automation subjects, governance, library design, policy and program development, and library operations. Items in this collection can be searched for and requested in the PRL catalogue.
Reference & School Resources
Parkland maintains a small collection of specialty reference material, such as building codes and local history books. All items are in the Parkland collection and requestable by libraries and patrons.
In addition, we house a collection of K-12 titles that support the Alberta curriculum. These items are accessible through the catalogue and through the title request and subject request services.
Parkland Regional Library is a member of the Alberta Multilingual Book Consortium and all member public libraries have access to books in 34 world languages.
Jun 17-20 - Library Effect workshops in Provost and Olds
Jun 14 - Grant application and financial info due to Public Library Services Branch
Jun 27-Jul 2 - ALA annual conference in Chicago
Jul 2 - Summer Reading Program begins
Aug 14-16 - Pacific Northwest Library Association conference in Boise
Aug 31-Sep 2 - TALES Fort Edmonton Storytelling Festival