BiblioCon 2017


UPDATE May 25th, 2017
We’ll be having some Drop-in Geeky Kids Craft Time at BiblioCon! Craft sessions are 10:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Check out an example of the crafts you could create! All materials provided while supplies last!

UPDATE May 17th, 2017
Just kidding! We have one more guest announcement! Off the Cuff Improv will be joining us to do a Geeky Improv show! Check out the Guest page and the Schedule page for more information!

UPDATE May 12th, 2017
We have our final Guest announcement! We are pleased to announce that local comic book author, and creator of the “Devil Dealers” graphic novel, Ross May will be joining us at BiblioCon this year!

UPDATE May 11th, 2017
Details for the Cosplay Contest and Fan Art Contest have been added! Head on over to the BiblioCon page to see even more exciting new about prizes, schedule, and panels!

UPDATE May 9th, 2017
We have our second guest announcement today! Local author, C. D. Breadner will be joining us to talk about the Urban Fantasy genre of fiction!
Check out the Guests page for more information!

UPDATE March 15th, 2017
We have our first guest announcement! We are pleased to announce Trent Gillespie, local science fiction writer, will be joining us at BiblioCon 2017!
Check out the Guests page for more information!

Drop-In Activity Day


Saturday, May 27, 2:30

Drop by and enjoy Lego, puzzles, board games, Play Doh, and more!  Fun activities for all ages!

Everyone welcome!

Paint Night


Monday, May 29, 7:00

Instructor:  Alison Read of Sugar Sweet Paint Night

Calling all geeks, Zelda lover’s and painters! BiblioCon is just about here so it’s time to get your geek on at our first ever paint night! We provide the paint, canvas and brush.  You take home your masterpiece!

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, May 1.  For ages 12 and up.  11 years of age and younger are welcome as long as an adult is accompanying them.

Spaces are limited.  No painting experience necessary.


Summer Hours


Summer hours are now in effect!

From May 21st to September 3rd we will be closed on Sundays.

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Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience


July 10 to 14, 10:00 to 4:00
Teen Writing Programs are held each summer throughout the province. They offer up to 14 teens in each location the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills with a professional writer as instructor. The workshops are held in partnership with local libraries and are offered free of charge to participants. Applicants should be between 14 – 18 years old at the time of the program they intend to apply for.

Applicants are asked to upload a sample of their writing and a paragraph or two about why they would like to come to Sage Hill.

For detailed information and to apply visit  Apply by May 31st!

For information about other teen programs in the province check out their Facebook post:

OverDrive Technical Issues Resolved


OverDrive and Library2Go are back up and running! We apologize for the technical issues.

Seed Library is Here!

Just in time for Spring!

seed library

The Prince Albert Seed Library is a collaborative effort between
Prince Albert Parkland Permaculture Guild and John M. Cuelenaere Public Library

What is a Seed Library?

A seed library is a library that lends seeds instead of books. The concept is that one would take out seeds in the spring with the intention of saving seeds and returning some of their saved seeds in the fall. Gardeners grow the plants in their garden and at the end of the season, they let a few plants ‘go to seed.’ From those plants, they collect seeds to return to the Library to replenish its inventory.  Seed savers are also encouraged to gift their own varieties to the seed library for other people to try. The seeds that are available will be ones that can be grown locally, and are acclimatized to our local growing conditions.

For more information please visit the Seed Library page on our website:

Writer in the Community – Lynda Monahan


Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00

The intent of the program is to:
* Encourage and inspire local writers to create works of their own;
* Work with a variety of age groups and backgrounds to assist writers in finding their own literary voice;
* Enable authors and others in the community to receive guidance and advice from an established writer; and
* Engage the public in learning more about the process of writing, editing and/or publishing.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see Lynda can do so by contacting her at 306-764-1968 or they can email her at  Lynda will be available for consultation with individuals requiring assistance on personal writing projects and will plan public readings, literary activities, and programs that will focus on serving and supporting the amateur writing community in Prince Albert and area.

Watch our Rhubarb Grow in Real Time!

RhubarbSpring is just around the corner, patrons! That means the rhubarb in our front planter will be growing soon! Follow the link to watch its progress in real time!

Food Bank Donations

PA Food Bank

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library is now accepting donations for the Prince Albert Food Bank!

If you would like to help out this worthy charity please bring non-perishable food items to the Circulation Desk at the library!

They are specifically looking for:

  • canned and packaged soups
  • dry pastas
  • canned meats, such as tuna or ham
  • canned vegetable and fruits
  • canned tomatoes/ tomato sauce
  • rice
  • oatmeals
  • dry cereals