Cardholder Perks: Education Tools!

03 August 2017
While summer is in full swing, September is just around the corner. Here`s a handy list of educational websites for when school rolls around. Bookmark it for later, if you don`t want to think about that just yet.
All of these can be accessed through your library card.

 

Access millions of primary source digital documents from institutions all over the world. All you need is to be located in Alberta and have internet. You can download or stream documents on a wide variety of topics from decades or centuries ago!

Click here to access the Site!

 

                   Search a collection of over 8,000 biographies of noteworthy Canadians!

                                                                                       Click here to access the site!

 

Get access to full-text historical documents with a Canadian focus! Search for something specific, by subject or ask for a random document. Document formats include books, magazines and government documents.

Click here to access the site!
 
Search through millions of documents on nearly every topic imaginable! Try searching one specific database, a handful, or all of them! Many databases are updated daily to ensure you get the most recent information out there.

Click here to access the site!


 

 

There's three different Explora sites so find the one that best suites your needs! Search for someone or something in Explora: Canada, Explora: Primary, or Explora: Educator's Edition.
Click here to access the sites!

 

Access the federal collection of documents focused on Canada. Documents span the entire history of the country and the collection has materials in a variety of formats.
Click here to access the site!

 

Access thousands of training videos to improve your skills of a software, find out what certain careers entail, or learn about a variety of STEAM skills.
Coming soon to your library!

 

Whether you're learning foreign languages or trying to improve your native language, Mango has courses for you. This can be a great way to get extra help or a handy tool to take with you on vacations.
Click here to access the site!

 

Try using NoveList Plus (no age restrictions) or NoveList K-8 (kid-friendly version). Get recommendation for books, premade book lists, question packages, reading lists and curriculum information!
Click here to access the site!

 

To ensure every student in Alberta has access to the same eResources, all students and teachers have a login to access the Online Reference Centre! Find resources available in a variety of languages on lots of subjects. A great tool for homework help!
Click here to access the site!

Technology advances so quickly that it's nearly impossible to stay up to date. Try TechBoomers to get tutorials and guidance on how to use a variety of websites and resources. From social media to shopping to basic internet safety, they've got you covered.
Click here to access the site!

Whether you're learning a foreign language, trying to improve your native language, or looking to learn a language belonging to some indigenous communities within Canada, Transparent Languages has a course for you. Stream or download units and take them with you on the go!
Click here to access the website!

 

There are 7 World Book sites available to you with your library card! There is one for every stage of learning. Use them for games, finding out about animals and places, science experiments, research, and creating. Start with World Book: Early World of Learning and progress to World Book: Advanced.
Click here to access the site!

What`s happening at the Library: August!

27 July 2017

It`s hard to believe but August is already upon us. And summer activities at the library are still in full swing, with our storytimes, movie nights, youth nights and more! You`ve still got time to join the Summer Reading Club and win some cool prizes!

Library Board Looking for New Members

13 July 2017
Are you interested in a unique volunteer opportunity and a chance to be a part of your local library? Now is your chance!

The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library Board is looking for new members! Those interested should see the staff at the library to recieve an application form and to learn more about the position.

Cardholder Perks: Novelist and GoodReads

05 July 2017

Looking for that next great summer read? Feel like you've exhausted a genre and aren't sure where to turn next? Your library card can help you with that! This month, we're focusing on two great sites that can help you find your next read!

 

 

Get the break down on your favourite books, authors and series. Find what you liked most about a book and search just for those factors! There is NoveList K-8 which is a kid-friendly version and NoveList Plus which has no age restrictions.

Novelist is free with your library card and can be found here!
Note that you do not have to make an account, but it`s recommended if you want to save your searches and keep track of what you`ve read.



Join millions of readers on the social media and reading recommendation site. See what your friends are reading, keep track of everything you have read and get suggestions based on genre and what you have read.

Goodreads is free to the public and you can get to the website here!

And, as always, you can check out the Peace Library System website to see everything that is made available to you by your library card.

Happy Reading!

What's Happening in the Library - July

29 June 2017

Summer is finally here! And with it the library is celebrating with our Summer Reading program! We have lots going on this month including our Canada150 Activity Table on Monday and lots of other special events throughout the summer. Plus regulars like storytime, youth nights, and afternoon movies. It's going to be packed!

Please note that the library will be closed on July 3rd in lieu of Canada Day.