May 31, 2011 - 3:00pm — lauralee
Library Snapshot Day - a great way to promote your library
Parkland invites member libraries to participate in Snapshot Day this October. Snapshot Day is being organized province-wide to show what happens in a single day in libraries of all sizes. Choose your Snapshot Day in October and use the tools and ideas found here
to make your day successful.
Parkland Regional Library launches new eBook service
3M Cloud Library
is the newest digital eBook service available to libraries and has been the subject of rave reviews. Its easy interface makes searching and downloading eBooks fun and simple. Parkland has purchased an initial collection of 1,500 eBook titles valued at $40,000 and it continues to grow. Stocked with bestsellers and frequently requested titles, the collection also includes excellent Canadian content. The 3M Cloud library is compatible with most mobile devices: eReaders, tablets, and smartphones running iOS and Android.
Launch of Hoopla!
Parkland has launched a new digital service called Hoopla
, where patrons can instantly access movies, TV shows, full length albums, and audiobooks from their computer or device. Find out more by reading the press release
. Parkland has a playlist of training videos
available on our YouTube channel. Learn how to use the app, create an account, and more.
PRL Newsletters for Staff and Trustees
Find out what's happening in central Alberta libraries in our most recent newsletter, Quatrefoil
. Trustee's can brush up on news and find helpful articles about boards by reading The Trustee Telegram
. To sign up for our newsletters, click here
Central Alberta Libraries Showcase Alberta Authors - New Travelling Display
Just in time for spring, Parkland has launched a new travelling book display called Read Alberta Books, in partnership with the Writers' Guild of Alberta and The Book Publishers Association of Alberta. Library patrons will soon be able to borrow from a selection of 64 books written or published in Alberta. The collection represents the best of the best in children's, teen, and adult literature, with each book a nominated or winning title from the 2012 and 2013 Alberta book awards seasons.