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The Outreach Literacy Van offers:

    • Storytimes, scavenger hunts and Trail Tales for all ages out in the community;
    • Pop-up libraries with materials you can check out on the spot;
    • Help with the Library’s online resources on your mobile devices;
    • Virtual programs for schools:
      • Tinkercad 3D design and Printing (grade 5-6)
      • Library storytime for your kindergarten class
    • Trail Tales your school can borrow.

Contact the Community Outreach Librarian for information or to book a Library outreach program: 780-459-1549 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Find all Outreach programs and pop-up locations on our programs calendar.

Subscribe to our monthly Check it Out newsletter for Library programs and news.

Subscribe to our monthly Educators Newsletter for more information about supports for teachers and homeschool families.

Interested in bringing the library to your neighbourhood? There are countless ways to connect with your neighbours:

  • Borrow one of our Neighbourhood Connection kits;
  • Explore this staff-curated list, of Library materials about building community;
  • Start your own book club with our Bookclub Kits;
  • Join the SAPL Seed Library;
  • Take an online course together! Choose from a selection of eLearning options;
  • Borrow a Trail Tale to put up in your neighbourhood;
  • Plan a neighbourhood walk where you look for seasonal flora and fauna, guided by our Neighbourhood Nature videos;
  • Need help connecting virtually? Learn how to use video conferencing tools (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.) with LinkedIn Learning;
  • Check out the Tech Talks for short videos that teach you how to use a variety of Library resources. Gather some friends and neighbours and learn together!
  • Gather a group of friends and neighbours together to create a Trivia Team and join our popular online Adult Trivia Nights.

Upcoming Events

Title: Family Storytime: St. Albert Center
Date: Tuesday, February 7
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Community Outreach
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Join us for a fun filled family storytime every Tuesday at the Further Education office (next to The Bay) in the St. Albert Centre.

We'll have storytime at 10:30 followed by playtime and activities.

Storytime is the perfect way to introduce your children to reading and includes elements of the Every Child Ready to Read program. This program introduces early literacy skills through reading, playing, talking, writing, and singing.

The is an all ages family program. 

Location: St. Albert Centre, 375 St Albert Trail, St. Albert, AB T8N 3K8

Title: Family Storytime: St. Albert Center
Date: Tuesday, February 14
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Community Outreach
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Join us for a fun filled family storytime every Tuesday at the Further Education office (next to The Bay) in the St. Albert Centre.

We'll have storytime at 10:30 followed by playtime and activities.

Storytime is the perfect way to introduce your children to reading and includes elements of the Every Child Ready to Read program. This program introduces early literacy skills through reading, playing, talking, writing, and singing.

The is an all ages family program. 

Location: St. Albert Centre, 375 St Albert Trail, St. Albert, AB T8N 3K8

Title: Baby Storytime @ St. Albert Retirement Residence
Date: Friday, February 17
Time: 10:30am - 11:15am
Location: Community Outreach
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Description:

A special storytime for babies, their caregivers, and seniors!

Stories, songs, tickles, and bounces are the perfect way to have fun with your baby and connect with other parents. We'll be sharing our baby program with the seniors at the St Albert Retirement Residence. This is a great way to build connections between our youngest and oldest residents. 

This program will be geared to children under 18 months, siblings are welcome.

Location:

A special storytime for babies, their caregivers, and seniors!

Stories, songs, tickles, and bounces are the perfect way to have fun with your baby and connect with other parents. We'll be sharing our baby program with the seniors at the St Albert Retirement Residence. This is a great way to build connections between our youngest and oldest residents. 

This program will be geared to children under 18 months, siblings are welcome.

Location:
St. Albert Retirement Residence
125 Everitt Drive
St. Albert
T8N 7R9