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Effective Tue, Sep 7, face masks will be required at all locations. All locations are open for limited in-person services following the Reopen Plan. 

Join us on TikTok! / Jul 13, 2021

We’re excited to announce that the Saskatoon Public Library is now on TikTok! We can’t wait to create fun content about all things book-ish, library-ish and Saskatoon-ish. If you’re on TikTok, be sure to give us a follow and maybe we can collaborate on some content together. If you’re not on TikTok, here’s your excuse to get started! Check us…

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Carlyle King Library Temporarily Closed for In-Person Browsing / Jun 15, 2021

Updated: June 20 Carlyle King Library is temporarily closed for in-person browsing due to a failure of the ventilation system. The City of Saskatoon is working on getting us back up and running; however, at this time, they are unable to estimate when we may be able to reopen. Beginning June 21, patrons will be able to access contactless services…

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Donor Bookplates / Apr 7, 2021

Donate and receive a bookplate! From April 7 – May 31, we will be thanking donors who give $40 or more by placing a bookplate with their name or the name of someone they care about in one of our books. Donors can choose the genre of book they would like their bookplate to appear in. Only 200 bookplates will…

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Celebrate Freedom to Read Week / Feb 19, 2021

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week on Feb 21 – 28! Each year, we celebrate our right to intellectual freedom and freedom of expression. Freedom to Read Week was founded in 1984 as a way to create awareness of and stand up against censorship happening across the country in schools and libraries. During the week, keep an eye on our social…

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Congratulate Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer! / Feb 10, 2021

We are proud to congratulate poet, Louise Bernice Halfe — Sky Dancer, as Canada’s newest Parliamentary Poet Laureate. Louise is the ninth poet to be appointed to this position. Read the full press release and learn more about the Parliamentary Poet Laureate position.  Louise was also the recent recipient of the 2020 Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence….

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Introducing Holds Pickup Lockers / Aug 31, 2020

We’ve added Holds Pickup Lockers at two of our library locations, allowing you to pick up holds at your convenience, even outside of regular library open hours. The holds pickup lockers are located: Outside the Carlyle King Library/Cosmo Civic Centre, and is accessible 24 hours a day Outside the Cliff Wright Library but inside the Lakewood Civic Centre, making it…

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Gradual Reopening Starts Aug 25 / Aug 12, 2020

We’re moving on to Stage 3 of Our Path to Reopening beginning Aug 25. In this stage, libraries will begin to reopen in multiple phases. Reopening dates are subject to change depending on several factors, including the state of COVID-19 in the community. The planned reopening dates are as follows: Dr. Freda Ahenakew Library: Tue, Aug 25 Mayfair Library: Mon,…

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SPL Releases Our Path to Reopening Plan! / Jun 24, 2020

We’re following a Board-approved five-step plan to reopen libraries gradually. Employees are actively working on everything needed to move into this next step of the plan, and we’re doing everything possible to help ensure the health and safety of everyone. Download the pdf below to view each of the five stages of the reopen plan. Our Path to Reopening Steps…

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Introducing our 2020/21 Writer in Residence, Danny Ramadan! / Jun 15, 2020

We’re thrilled to announce award-winning author, public speaker and LGBTQ-refugee activist, Danny Ramadan, as our Writer in Residence for 2020/21! The Vancouver-based author’s debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, won the Independent Publisher Book Award for the LGBT Fiction, The Canadian Authors Association’s award for Best Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Evergreen Award, Sunburst Award and a Lambda Award. It was longlisted…

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Contactless Holds Pickup Service Starting Soon / Jun 11, 2020

Beginning Monday, June 15, we will be offering contactless holds pick-up service. Patrons will be able to place holds online and arrange for pick-up of physical library materials. This service will be available at all nine of our locations across the city from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday. We will be continually monitoring this service and making adjustments as…

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