Lakeland Library Regiona - Public Newsletter - Jan/Feb 2018

Jan. 2, 2018

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Public Newsletter - Vol. 3 Iss. 1: Jan/Feb 2018


Welcome to our new Director!

Darrell Yates is a graduate of Dalhousie's MLIS program and originally hails from Gander, Newfoundland. He first caught the library bug in junior high and has been volunteering and working in libraries ever since. Over the past 30 years he has worked in public school libraries, college libraries, university libraries, music libraries, and public libraries, running the gambit of Acquisitions, Reference, Archives, Circulation, Cataloguing, and Database Management. Most recently, he was in the hospitality industry fulfilling the dual role of Lead Auditor and Overnight Operations Manager.  A passionate community advocate, Darrell has extensive volunteer contributions which, in addition to his work experience, have further honed his administrative and leadership skills. Darrell is eager to learn about the vast area for which he is responsible, and is looking forward to leading Lakeland Library Region into 2018.


Looking Forward to 2018!

2017 has been a busy year for Lakeland Library Region, as we introduced a variety of exciting and innovative services such as our 3D Printer, expanded Bookclub Kits and our Rotating Makerkit Collection.

We also dealt with some challenging budgetary news in the spring of 2017 and were delighted by the positive enthusiasm shown for library services throughout the region - Thank you to everyone who showed their support!

Going into the new year, Lakeland Library Region has numerous programs and initiatives planned, so stay tuned to our social media pages for further updates.


Long-term Service Awards

During our annual holiday celebrations, we had a chance to recognize members of the Lakeland team for their long-term service - A well deserved thank you goes out to Vivian Tetarenko (25 years - North Battleford Library), Yvonne Lapp (20 Years - North Battleford Library) and Liz Smith (20 Years - Lakeland Library HQ)  for your hard-work and dedication - cheers to your next anniversary!



Events at your local branch!

North Battleford - The "Jubilation Hand Bell Ringers" with director Ilene Wettergreen


Maidstone -
Great turnout for the "Origami After School Program" lots of creativity on display!

Cut Knife -
The annual Christmas tree and holiday book display - looks great!


Meota -
Holiday gift basket full of chocolates and other goodies - going to one lucky library patron

Meadow Lake - Check out the awesome Christmas village display on top of the library  book shelves


Pierceland - 
'Puppy Story and Therapy Time' - Thank you to Anita Kajner for bringing your furry friends


Family Literacy Day is coming up on January 27 and it is an event meant to celebrate and highlight the importance of taking part in reading and other literacy related activities as a family.

Contact your local library to see if they have any events planned for this day or visit the Lakeland Library Region Events Calendar for the latest updates on programs and other activities taking place at your local library.


A reminder again that February marks the start of the annual Aboriginal Storytelling Month. This event is meant as a celebration of Indigenous culture and is an opportunity for members of the public to experience First Nations cultural teachings in a positive environment.

This year, North Battleford has the privilege of hosting the opening ceremonies for the whole province, and will have celebrated Indigenous performer Jason Chamakese participating - check out the Lakeland Library Region Events Calendar for the latest updates and news.




Website Feature for Jan/Feb: 'Contact Us'

Did you know that you can contact Lakeland Library Region directly about any questions or concerns you may have?

We welcome all comments - simply click on the 'Contact Us' page under the 'About Us' - You do not have to provide contact details if you wish to remain anonymous


2018 Winter Reading Program

Tired of the frigid weather?, escape the winter blues by participating in our annual Winter Reading Contest - there will be prizes and activities for all age groups, check out our website and social media pages for updates in the new year.

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1302 100 St, North Battleford, SK S9A 0V8
(306) 445-6108

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