Nicole Bannick, Camrose Canadian Lifestyles Contributor


Camrose Public Library programming direcotr Nicol Bannick (middle) and CPL board chairperson Elizabeth Luck are presented a Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Library Service by Deputy minister of Municipal Affairs Brad Pickering, left. Supplied

Community support makes for award-winning Camrose Public Library program 

Camrose Public Library is overjoyed to announce that the Community of Camrose is the recipient of yet another Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Library Service. The announcement was made and the trophy awarded at The Alberta Library Conference on April 27. While the inscription may say City of Camrose Library Board, this trophy belongs to t

The Camrose Public Library runs on volunteer-powered energy and dedication to run their many community outreach programs. Supplied

Library thrives due to volunteer support

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” – Anonymous

No matter what your tastes, there are many options for reading over the Christmas holidays. Supplied.

12 reads of Christmas: A wish list

On the first day of Christmas, I’d really love to read the new book by Mr. John Green! Turtles all the Way Down, from the award-winning author of The Fault in our Stars, is a coming of age story with a twist: it’s told from the point of view of a girl who is living with mental illness and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Santa handed out candy canes to the children, including Jasmine Potts, 9, at a Christmas party Saturday Dec. 8, 2012 at the Camrose Public Library. (VINCE BURKE/ CAMROSE CANADIAN/ QMI AGENCY)

Ringing in the holiday season at the library

The geese have flown south, and days are cooler. The snow has begun to fall, and is sticking this time. Night comes earlier, and the Northern Lights are more easily seen in the sky. It will soon be the time of year that children and adults around the world have been waiting for: Winter holiday season!

Help restock the food bank with late fees

In the last 98 years, Camrose Public Library has grown to meet the needs of our ever-growing community, not just for information, but also for recreation, social engagement, and community connection. R. David Lankes, Director of the Library and Information Science Program at Syracuse University’s school of Information Studies said, “Bad libraries b

Embrace your inner super hero with Free Comic Book Day at the Camrose Public Library on May 6 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Supplied

Super heros to super readers

Reading is a very subjective experience. We all choose genres based not only on interest, but on our ability to see ourselves reflected in the pages. It can at times be difficult for parents, educators, and caregivers to help children find books that they can engage with, especially if they are reluctant readers. One option that has become widely a

(From left) Camrose Public Library adult programming director Lisa Cumming, Sandra McLay (former Library Trustee) Feena Gabert (volunteer coordinator), Elizabeth Luck (board chair), Suzanna Bruneau (trustee), Councillor Agnes Hoveland (City liaison to the library board). Supplied

Celebrating the library’s crew of volunteers

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” – Anonymous

The Books and Bounces program at the Camrose Public Library is a great way to engage with your littlest ones.

Books and song are a powerful way to connect with babies

Books and songs are powerful tools to promote bonding between parents and babies, and they contribute to healthy childhood development and early learning. Reading, talking, singing, and having conversations with newborns and young children are the best ways to build early language and literacy skills.