What's New?

Two PLSB Board Basics Workshops: May 3rd in Camrose and May 24th in Penhold
This workshop is open to all library trustees, library manager, and library system staff. It's designed to help launch participants on a path of good library service by enhancing their knowledge on pertinent legislation. A highly recommended workshop! Click here for for more information on Camrose's workshop. Information on Penhold's workshop can be found 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. 
Spring Newsletters available online
Find out what's been happening at PRL with Quatrefoil, our quarterly newsletter, now available online. We also have an e-newsletter aimed at library board members called The Trustee Telegram. It's easy to sign up - just click here!
Video Tutorials Available on our YouTube Channel
Parkland has created a variety of instructional videos to help you with your library questions, anytime and anywhere. Visit our YouTube channel for videos on shelving material, using Zinio, or a DAISY reader tutorial. We also have instructional videos on using Horizon. 
Parkland Libraries Partner with UWALK to Encourage Physical Activity
Parkland is pleased to announce a new partnership with UWALK, a province-wide program to promote physical activity, developed by the University of Alberta's faculty of Physical Education and Recreation and funded by the Province of Alberta. Libraries can sign-up to receive pedometers to lend to patrons so individuals can monitor their daily activity. Agreement forms have been sent electrontically to libraries to sign up.