From all of us at the Stettler Public Library, we hope that you and your loved ones are all together, healthy and enjoying some quality time together. Cocooning has never been better, no matter what your age or interest, with the wide variety of library services still available for use at home.
As we adapt to this new style of existence, more resources are becoming available to interest and entertain you at home!
New since last weekend is Tumblebooks – we have temporary access over the next few months! Listen and read-along to animated storybooks for young children.
Play games and watch videos from National Geographic. Tumblebooks includes a selection of French picture books. Also new for “home use” is Ancestry.com – previously only available in the Library, now you can try it out at home.
Spend some time exploring the eLibrary at https://spl.prl.ab.ca/elibrary. Library staff are available to help you access our eResources – call the library Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., email firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook.
If you live in Stettler or Stettler County and do not have a library card, there is no time like the present, they are free and you can register online, or contact us by phone or email.
Although the library is closed to the public until further notice, many of our regular services have been adapted for online. If your tots and preschoolers are restless, join us online for Read and Rhyme: Home Edition led by our talented and enthusiastic storyteller, Alix!
These half-hour sessions are live Monday through Saturday at 10:30 a.m. We will leave the recordings up so you can watch them as many times as your children might want. Like our Read and Rhyme Facebook page @splreadandrhyme or look under events on our website https://spl.prl.ab.ca/events.
School may not be in session but learning never ends. You can access free tutoring for Grades 1 – 12 with our qualified tutor, Mrs. H. Visit our web site ‘events’ page and click on the Tutoring event to access the tutoring assistance form. Send in your question and Mrs. H. will get back to you with help within 24 hours.
Check out Solaro in our eLibrary as well. Solaro offers homework help and tests for the Alberta Grades 3-12 curriculum.
Another resource worth checking out is the Alberta Government’s Online Reference Centre, there are so many resources that support students in Grades K-12.
If you need the login information, call the library at 403-742-2292.
Need to take a break from schoolwork?
Get the latest video game recommendations from Shaunzy on Facebook and play Smash Bros with him online, register by clicking on the Smash Bros event on our web site at https://spl.prl.ab.ca/events. Join Shaunzy on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 7 p.m. and again on Saturdays from 2 – 3 p.m.
The tournaments will be drop-in, and you are free to join from anywhere. We will be streaming them to the Stettler Public Library’s Facebook page. To participate you need to have Super Smash Bros Ultimate, a Nintendo Switch and be signed up to the Nintendo Switch Online service. Contact us at email@example.com if you have questions.
Looking for a new job or preparing to search for a summer job in the near future?
Now is the perfect time to update your resume or get assistance navigating online government information. Our volunteer has 30+ years of experience working in employment supports. We have created a form that you can use to access this service, at https://spl.prl.ab.ca/events.
Please keep materials currently on loan until we reopen at the SRC building. Stettler Public Library does not charge fines so no worries about overdue books! Follow us on Facebook for updates throughout the closure. Our thoughts are with you all! We are looking forward to seeing all of you again once we get the all clear. Stay well!