Area 3, Parkland Update April 28, 2020

Parkland Update April 28, 2020

This update includes information on:

  1. Parkland Updates
  2. Update from the PLSB Regarding Operating Grants
  3. TAL Update
  4. Celebrating Writing and Storytelling
  5. Resources

1. Parkland Updates:

Coffee break with Parkland

Just a reminder that we are having virtual coffee (or tea) tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. No registration required – just pour yourself a hot cup, and join in the conversation. Simply click on the meeting link below.  You are welcome to access the Coffee Break via your computer, phone, or tablet.

Wednesday April 29th at 2pm Meeting ID: 372 297 338

Parkland eContent Promotional Materials

Libraries have done an amazing job promoting our eContent, to aid we have created a general poster for libraries to print. This is located in Q:\Member Services\eLibrary\Promotional materials. Please feel free to use any of this promotional material and share anything your library team has created.

2. Update from the PLSB Regarding Operating Grants

As communicated by the Minister last week, public library boards in the province will automatically be receiving an advance of 50% of their provincial operating grant. Library system boards will receive 50% of their library services grant.

If you have already sent in your full grant application, thank you. We will be processing grants over the summer as we usually do, and will have as many as possible ready for payment in the fall so there is no further delay.

If the pandemic situation continues into the fall, we will re-evaluate the situation to get you your second grant payment.

If you have any questions about your operating grant, contact Jen Anderson directly at or 780-415-0294

3. TAL Update

4. Celebrating Writing and Storytelling

5. Resources:

Libraries Reimagined

Libraries Reimagined, a special public radio series examining the role of libraries as a fundamental resource for democracy, is available to share with your audiences on websites and social media. In the series, you’ll hear from librarians in the field, library patrons, and authors and experts including Eric Klinenberg. You can download the series for free. Also available are promotional graphics in a variety of digital formats.

Take care of each other, and stay well.

Kara Hamilton, APC
Office Administrator
Parkland Regional Library | 5404 56 Ave Lacombe AB T4L 1G1
403-782-3850  | 1-800-567-9024  |

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