Tuesday, May 3, 2016

We will no longer be maintaining the Sylvan Lake Library general blog. Please follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SylvanLakeMunicipalLibrary/), Twitter (@SylvanLib), Instagram (sylvanlakelibrary) and at our Children's Blog at http://sylvanlakelibrarykids.blogspot.ca/ to stay current on events at Sylvan Lake Municipal Library. Our website address is: http://sylvanlibrary.prl.ab.ca/

Thursday, January 21, 2016


There's a reading challenge coming to a community near you! We want Sylvan Lake to win - and you do too!

#Readfor15Sylvan is a province-wide challenge to bring awareness to literacy. Libraries will compete to see which community reads the most based on population.

ANYONE can participate: moms, dads, neighbours, teachers, business people, and even young children being read to.

From midnight to midnight on Wednesday, January 27th, read for 15 minutes and then report your participation to the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library in one of the following ways:
- Use #Readfor15Sylvan on Twitter or Instagram (we’d love to see photos of you reading as well!)
- Show your civic pride by posting your participation on the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library’s Facebook page
- Go to http://sylvanlibrary.prl.ab.ca/ and complete the web form, available on January 27th only!
- Come to the Library and tell us in person—we’ll have cookies!
- Email us at sylvan.library@prl.ab.ca
- Call us at 403-887-2130

Help Sylvan Lake win this trophy and bragging rights of being the best-read community in Alberta!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Community Reading Challenge 2015 Nearing Its End

There's only a handful of days left in 2015, and so, only a couple weeks left to complete our Community Reading Challenge. 

Check out our website for the full list of items on the checklist here!

Thanks to Shoppers Drug Mart, Lokal's Kitchen, and the Town of Sylvan Lake, we have some very exciting prizes to be won! 

Haven't completed the challenge yet? That's okay! Just turn in what you have before January 5th, 2016 to be entered in to win a prize! 

Struggling for titles to read? Try some of these: 

Find these books and more at your library! (Follow the links on the titles to request your copy now!) 
Keep up the good reading!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Inside Out Movie Day

Fun for the whole family! 

Join us Monday, October 21st for an Inside Out Movie Day! We'll watch the movie, eat some snacks, then play some games and do some crafts, all based on Disney Pixar's Inside Out

Movie starts at 2:00, craft/game stations will be set up during and after the movie. If your child is fidgety, or tired of the movie, feel free to check out the stuff outside of the room. Take home anything you make! 

If your child is under 6 years old, parental supervision is required. Older than 6 may stay on their own; please make sure child is able to contact you in case of an emergency.

See you there! Can't wait to start the fun!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Library Amnesty Day 2015

Late Fees?
Saturday, November 14.
One day only!
Don't let fines get between you and the library.  Return your lost or overdue library materials and we will waive the fines associated with them.
*Amnesty applies only to items owned by the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Famous First Lines - Judging a Book By More Than Its Cover

We're all guilty of pulling a book off a shelf because it has an interesting cover. Or because it's a well-known author. Or maybe it's the next book in a beloved series. But what about when we can't see the cover at all? No names, no back-stories ... what if we had to judge based on nothing but the writing? 

We've pulled some books with interesting, eye-grabbing, or even just confusing opening lines, and we want you to check them out! 

The only hint we'll give you about these books, is that they're ALL Young Adult books. 

Can you identify these books based on their first line? Which one jumps out at you and makes you want to take it home RIGHT NOW? 

Come down to the Library and check out from our new Famous First Lines display!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Alzheimer's Coffee Break
Saturday, September 26
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Everyone welcome! Drop-in.
Make a donation to the Alzheimer's Society of Alberta
and enjoy a cup of coffee and homemade cookies.