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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:Time Portal Pop-Up - Week 4
Date:Saturday, July 24
Time:11:00am - 3:00pm
Categories:Children, Summer Reading Game
Description:

June 28 - August 20

For children up to Grade 6

Join us for some hands-on, spy activities with the agents of S.M.I.L.E.! With new games each week, this is fun for the whole family. You can find us by the red children's bridge near the downtown Library.

Register for the Summer Reading Game at srg.sapl.ca

The future needs your help! The mysterious organization SNARL has created robots that are taking over the future! Hope is not lost because SMILE will train you to be a spy so you can stop SNARL before they get too far. But watch out - SNARL has stationed robots all over town that will try to get in your way. SMILE can’t come to the present so it’s up to you to save the future...

Title:Pop-up Library: Botanic Park
Date:Monday, July 26
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Description:

The Library Outreach Van will be popping up at the St. Albert Botanic Park. Check out books and movies, enjoy some on the spot programming, and participate in outdoor activities at this beautiful garden.

Location: 
265 Sturgeon Rd, St. Albert

*please note there will be no washrooms available at this location*

For more information about the library's outreach programs please contact the Community Outreach Librarian at: outreach@sapl.ca

This event will be cancelled if there is rain or extreme environmental conditions. In the event of cancellation, notices will be posted on our website and social media.

Title:Time Portal Pop-Up - Week 5
Date:Tuesday, July 27
Time:11:00am - 3:00pm
Categories:Children, Summer Reading Game
Description:

June 28 - August 20

For children up to Grade 6

Join us for some hands-on, spy activities with the agents of S.M.I.L.E.! With new games each week, this is fun for the whole family. You can find us by the red children's bridge near the downtown Library.

Register for the Summer Reading Game at srg.sapl.ca

The future needs your help! The mysterious organization SNARL has created robots that are taking over the future! Hope is not lost because SMILE will train you to be a spy so you can stop SNARL before they get too far. But watch out - SNARL has stationed robots all over town that will try to get in your way. SMILE can’t come to the present so it’s up to you to save the future...