Discover the New Digital Resources at the Public Library

Public libraries will launch two new digital services in July. Considering the popularity of online video streaming and access to entertainment through mobile devices, Parkland predicts high use across the region. All a person needs is a library card to enjoy thousands of free movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks!

hoopla is a digital streaming service for film, music, and audiobooks that has been likened to Netflix for libraries. Any title can be borrowed for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their tablets, smartphones, computers, or Apple TV. There are thousands of titles to explore: full music albums, Hollywood and international film, documentaries, fitness TV series, British television, and diverse audiobooks. hoopla is provided in partnership with the Government of Alberta and will be available in roughly 300 libraries across the province.

"At Parkland, we seek out innovative services for recreation, learning, and exploration," said Ron Sheppard, Director of Parkland Regional Library. "By partnering with hoopla, over 200,000 central Albertans now have access to thousands of digital materials. There is no waiting period for popular titles and hoopla’s automatic return means no late fees."

OneClickdigital is an easy to use digital audiobook service that enables patrons to download directly to their devices. OneClickdigital works on iOS and Android devices as well as mp3 players. It’s great for those who love to listen or go on road trips. This service expands options for those who struggle with traditional print.

The Summer Reading Club challenges children to be creative and inventive through active crafts and literacy experiences. Through an interactive reading program driven by reading goals and fantastic prizes children are encouraged to grow and develop into the crafters, inventors, engineers, and idea makers of the future.

Activity days include an hour of reading books, playing games, making crafts, and generally having fun! These activities are meant to show children how reading, and all the learning that goes along with it, can be fun and entertaining.

The Summer Reading Program begins July 3 and runs until August 21.

Activity days are Tuesdays and Thursdays:

Ages 5 - 8   10:30 am to 11:45 am            Ages 9 - 12  1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


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