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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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We’re Launching Knowlympics & TD Summer Reading Club Online! / May 29, 2020

While libraries have been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued offering many programs online to keep patrons connected and entertained while at home. This holds true for two of our most popular summer programs, the Knowlympics and TD Summer Reading Club, which will launch online on Jun 1 and run until Aug 31. This year,…

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We’re Gathering Donations for Saskatoon’s Vulnerable / May 11, 2020

We are gathering donations of toys, games and activities to build care packages for vulnerable youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kits are being developed for kids ages 0 to 18 and are intended to make it easier for young people to stay at home and have fun while following physical distancing protocols. New and sealed toys, games and books can…

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Calling for Submissions to COVID-19 Archive Project / Apr 22, 2020

We are requesting the public’s help to document and preserve local experiences and memories of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Local History Room has started a COVID-19 Archive project, which so far includes everything from vignettes and photos to cartoons and memes related to the pandemic. We are asking Saskatoon and area residents to send photos, videos, audio recordings, written thoughts,…

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We’re Moving Our Programs Online / Mar 27, 2020

Though patrons cannot visit us in person while we’re temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will soon be ways to enjoy everything from storytimes to local history slideshows from the comfort of home. We are preparing to offer online programming beginning next Monday, Mar 30. There will be a total of eight programs launched initially, with something for…

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Temporary Library Closure Due to COVID-19 / Mar 15, 2020

With information around COVID-19 rapidly evolving, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close all library locations as of Monday, March 16. While the risk of transmission remains low in our community, the Saskatchewan Health Authority recommends social distancing and limiting gatherings at this time. As such, we have determined that closing public libraries is currently in the best…

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Borrowing Approved for New Central Library / Nov 15, 2019

It’s official Saskatoon. You’re getting a new central library! (And we couldn’t be more excited)! Today, City Council approved borrowing for a new central library. Thank you to City Council, our many community partners, and everyone who has helped and supported this project over the last decade to make a new central library a reality. The new central library is…

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We’re Bringing Back Good Readance / Jul 2, 2019

We’re relaunching the popular Good Readance fines relief campaign that allows patrons to get rid of library late fines simply by using the library. The Good Readance program begins today, Jul 2 and will run until Aug 31. The campaign allows SPL cardholders to erase $2.50 in fines from their account for every 15 minutes they spend in the library…

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Announcing the 2019/20 Writer in Residence, Edward Willett / Jun 5, 2019

One of Saskatchewan’s most prolific authors, Edward Willett, is looking forward to sharing his  expertise and passion for prose with the Saskatoon and area writing community through our Writer in Residence program. An award-winning author based in Regina, Willett has published more than 60 books of science fiction, fantasy and non-fiction for children, teens and adults. Willet also hosts The…

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We’re kicking off the third annual Knowlympics challenge / May 23, 2019

We’re looking forward to launching the third annual Knowlympics, an all-ages summer learning challenge. The Knowlympics features a wide range of challenges that encompass numerous learning areas, such as Digital, Arts, Math and Technology. This program will get underway with a kick-off event, the details of which are as follows: Time: Saturday, May 25 from 10am to 3pm Location: Frances Morrison Central…

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