Monday, March 23, 2009

Library Update - March 23rd, 2009

I last week was at a tender opening where we received bids from companies looking to supply the furniture for the new Library at the Montrose Cultural Centre. This is just another sign that it's getting close to move time. Laurie Harrison provided the library board with a tentative timeline for the move after our last meeting:

May 19-22... New shelving delivery and installation

May 21-22... Office furniture (new) delivery and installation

May 25-29... Highland Moving onsite (for moving books and old shelving, etc.)

May 27-29... Remainder of library furniture being purchased (tables, chairs, etc.) suppliers will be delivering and installing

June 1-3... 3M installing gates, Smart Chutes and selfcheck equipment, phones, computers, etc. being installed and checked for applications

June 3-10... Library staff becomes familiar with the building, test new procedures, do collection checks

June 11... Library opening

Until the big move the library is still very busy at their current location, as Laurie's latest report proves:

"The Grande Prairie Public Library 21st Annual
Clem and Muriel Collins Writing Contest: WINNING AND LOSING


Writers come one, come all. Start thinking about entering one of Alberta’s best writing contests! There are five entry categories: Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-9, Grades 10-12 and Adult all with great cash prizes. Pick up a brochure for specific guidelines at the Library or online at Contest closes Friday, April 3 at 6:00 pm.

Grande Prairie Public Library Friends Society Annual General Meeting
The Grande Prairie Public Library Friends Society will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. Are you creative and motivated and would like to make a difference? The Friends are a group that believes in the importance of the Library in the community and they need you! For more information, contact Judy Dickson at 567-2716.

These training essions are proving to be extremely popular with the public so we look forward to being able to offer group sessions in the new training lab in the new library!

Computer & Internet Training @ the Library
Sign up for a free, one-hour session on any of the following:

Using the Library Catalogue
Computer Basics
Learning to Email
Surfing the Internet for Beginners
Introduction to Microsoft Word

Visit the Information Desk to sign up for your one-on-one instruction with Library staff. Call 532-3580 ext 225.

PS: The Wii is proving to be a hit! We had 14 teens take part in the Super Smash Brothers Brawl on March 14. Now we're thinking we should have a tournament for adults and seniors, too!"

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