NOTICE

The Stettler Public Library has reopened to our members with some changes. Learn more here or call us at 403-742-2292 or email spl@prl.ab.ca. If you do not have your free library card yet, what are you waiting for?

Reopening at SPL

We are pleased to be open to our members once more. When you stop in for a visit we ask that you observe the following changes meant to keep all of us more safe. 

  • If you have a fever, cough or are otherwise feeling unwell, please do not visit the library. We are offering a curbside service so you can have a friend pick materials up for you. Call us to request items or arrange a pick up time. Take the self-assessment if you think you might need to be tested for COVID-19.
  • Please return materials to the book drop downstairs. The chute is located outside and to the left of the main doors. We quarantine all books for 3 days before returning them to the library.
  • Please use hand sanitizer when entering the library. If you prefer, we do have a sink for hand washing.
  • If you are visiting the library with children under 6, please keep them with you at all times. 
  • Please maintain 2 metres (6 feet) of distance between you and others.
  • Watch for floor decals as you navigate the library.
  • Our team will wear masks when distancing is not possible (e.g. if we are helping you with a computer). If you are not able to distance from others (e.g. if you are asking for help with a device or computer) we ask that you bring and wear a mask too.
  • If you prefer not to enter the library, take advantage of our curbside service. We will meet you at the door with your selections.
  • We are limiting the number of patrons in the library at the same time. If you arrive during a high traffic period, please be patient.
  • We have removed soft furniture and several computers to ensure physical distancing is possible. We ask that you keep computer use to a maximum of 60 minutes.
  • If you have any questions or feedback for us please call 403-742-2292 or email spl@prl.ab.ca

Resources

Several organizations are making resources available while we are physical distancing. Call the library during regular hours for more information.

Tumblebooks Libraries
Audible for Youths
Online supports for students K-12
Online supports for adults
Avoiding Scams related to Covid-19
Mental Health Resources
Financial supports during Covid-19
More local Information related to Covid-19

Tumblebooks Libraries

The Tumblebooks' databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from your home. Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. Books are available instantly. Access is available until August 31st, 2020. Access does not require a library card. Simply follow the link and gain access!

  • TumbleBooks: Kindergarten to Grade 6 Children's eBook Database
  • TumbleMath:  Kindergarten to Grade 6 Math eBook Database

Audible for Youths

  • Audible is offering children access to audio stories, including titles in six different languages.  All are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Online Supports for Students K-12

  • Curio.ca - CBC teaching subscription service currently available for free.
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Wisdom Centre - Indigenous learning for K-12
  • Jack.org -  A Canadian charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory.
  • Kids Help Phone -  Canada's 24/7 support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals by phone or text.
  • Kings Computer Repair -  From now until June 30, 2020, are offering free computer rentals for students and families in the areas of Camrose, Wetaskiwin, and Flagstaff County.
  • My Child's Learning: A Parent Resource- grade-level specific information
  • Neufeld Institute Foundation - Offers a few free resources for parents and a newsletter archive.  Sign up to receive the latest (April) newsletter, "Surprise, We're Homeschooling".
  • Online Reference Center (ORC)- Learning resources for K-12. Contact spl@prl.ab.ca or call 403-742-2292 for login information.
  • Rupertsland Centre for Teaching and Learning - K-12 learning resources for the Métis community
  • Scholastic Learn at Home - projects to keep K-9 learning and growing
  • Spectrum Alliance: Rural Alberta Queer Support - Support network and club for queer (LGBTQA) rural Albertans and their friends, families and allies.
  • Solaro - Available via the eLibrary, you will need a library card to access it.  Homework supports for the Alberta Curriculum, grades 3-12.
  • Telus World of Science - DIY Science: Fun science you can do together from the comfort of your home.
  • Tigtag Junior (ages 4-7), Tigtag (ages 7-11) and Twig (ages 11-14) - Available until June 30, these UK based services provide science videos and lesson plans for students.
  • Tutoring - Need help working through a problem? Our own Mrs. H. will receive your question and contact you with support, usually within 24 hours. 

Online Supports for Adults

  • Central Alberta Refugee Effort - Services are designed to support successful settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees.
  • Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta - Looking for information about legal issues during COVID-19? CPLEA has organized a Canadian Legal FAQ page covering Court Hearings, Employment, Family Law and more.
  • Class Central - List of Free Online Learning Due to Coronavirus
  • LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) - Free learning path of 11 courses to help you navigate these challenging economic times (job search strategies)
  • LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) - Free courses on building resilience, working remotely and staying productive.
  • Resource Assistance through the Stettler Library - Our volunteer resource person has 30+ years in government supports. Whether it is assistance with your resume and cover letter, or help navigating government information, we are happy to support you.  Reference and technology assistance are also available. Email spl@prl.ab.ca or call 403-742-2292 for more information.
  • Spectrum Alliance: Rural Alberta Queer Support - Support network and club for queer (LGBTQA) rural Albertans and their friends, families and allies.
  • Stettler & District Family and Community Support Services -  offer a wide range of programs and services at the community level in the areas of Family Counselling, Harm Reduction, Home Support and Handi-Bus.  Contact staff during regular business hours by phone, email and Facebook. They have a public computer that can be access by appointment only for essential services.
  • Stettler Information and Referral Centre - A charitable organization providing a wide variety of services to Stettler and Area including free income tax returns for seniors, newcomers, low income families, students, etc., form completion (AISH, CPP Disability and others), Seniors programs, Commissioner for Oaths, connecting you with the Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic, services for newcomers and more.
  • Stettler Learning Centre - provides learner advising & support, adult literacy & foundational learning, English as an additional language, GED preparation and testing and more. 

Avoiding Scams related to Covid-19

  • ATB - Advice for Albertans during the Covid-19 pandemic (Covid-19 related scams are on the rise in Alberta)
  • Better Business Bureau - Check out BBB tips on Covid-19 (coronavirus). Don't panic, be safe, and avoid scams.
  • Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre - Scammers can target any Canadian or Canadian business. Read up on tips and tricks to protect yourself.

Mental Health Resources

  • Alberta Health Service Addiction and Mental Health - Help in Tough Times provides a number of links and phone numbers to help you.
  • Alberta Communities against Abuse - ACAA is dedicated to ending emotional, physical and sexual child abuse and promotes safe, healthy, well-functioning children, families and communities through treatment, support and education
  • Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook -the Wellness Society has developed a workbook that may be of use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Focus on the Family Canada - A Canadian charitable organization offering biblically-based resources and programs, personal counselling, prayerful support and more.
  • Hope Counselling and Pastoral Services - Rev. Ross Helgeton has more than 40 years of ministry and counselling experience, and is a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Available via Zoom, Skype or telephone during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Jack.org - A Canadian charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory.
  • Kids Help Phone -  Canada's 24/7 support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals by phone or text.
  • Spectrum Alliance: Rural Alberta Queer Support - Support network and club for queer (LGBTQA) rural Albertans and their friends, families and allies.
  • Summit Psychology - During the Covid-19 crisis, is offering residents in and around Stettler, Coronation, Consort, Hanna and Innisfail three no-cost, confidential telehealth counselling sessions for those affected by the viral outbreak. Appointments can be made by texting or calling 403-348-5160 and mentioning the Covid crisis (posted on Facebook March 18, 2020).
  • Wellness Together Canada - offers services that range from immediate crisis support to mental health screening and self assessment tools, to e-courses.

Financial Supports During Covid-19

More Local Information related to Covid-19