Thank you to all the libraries who participated in Culture Days events. Next year, Culture Days will be celebrating 10 years. The dates will be September 27, 28 and 29 2019. Watch for more information in 2019.
Saskatchewan Library Week has just concluded, the Book Spine Poetry Contest is ending and projects have been completed. For those who weren't able to listen, CBC's Blue Sky program featured an hour of discussion and Questions and Answers about how Libraries Transform. Carol Cooley from SPL and Alison Jantz, SLA's President discussed the changing roles of libraries. You can listen to the broadcast here.
Thank you to all those who participated and for the amazing support from our cultural colleagues.
Mark Your Calendars!
Freedom to Read Week 2019 is February 24 to March 2, 2019.
SLA is once again offering 10 $200 grants to libraries planning special projects. This is a perfect opportunity for Academic Institutions to take advantage of grants for special projects. The application form is here. There is also a dropbox full of graphics, including a web banner, that are free to use.
The link is here. More ideas and resources are on the FTRW website.
Congratulations to Lisa Bird-Wilson, winner of the RBC Emerging Artist Award which was presented at the 2018 Saskatchewan Arts Awards on October 25th.
Plans are ramping up for One Book, One Province 2019. So far four libraries are confirmed hosts, with another three larger events in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert.Our thanks to SIGA for sponsoring the provincial events.
His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan has agreed to be the Honorary Patron to the project.
"The Saskatoon downtown library was formative in my early years as my brother and sisters and I regularly attended the children's story-time. Libraries are an important and even life-changing resource. I am very pleased to serve as Honorary Patron of the one book one province initiative, and I applaud the Saskatchewan Library Association and their partners for bringing us together through this shared experience. I am a fan of author Lisa Bird-Wilson's work and I look forward to reading Just Pretending."
We are anticipating holding the launch event at Government House on February 28th.
More details will be announced soon.