Marigold Library System: Bus to Jasper (ALC 2017)

13 March 2017

Going to the Alberta Library Conference in Jasper? Join us on the bus for a fun and safe trip!

Thursday, April 27 - Sunday, April 30

COST: $190 return
*Pick up from Strathmore or Calgary
**Cost includes snacks and beverages served on the bus

BOOKING DEADLINE: Friday, April 7
*Maximum 36 passengers

BOOKING & PAYMENT:
Nora Ott, Administrative Assistant & HR Coordinator
nora@marigold.ab.ca
Tel. 403-934-5334 or toll free 1-855-934-5334

CHEQUES PAYABLE TO:
Marigold Library System
710 - 2nd Street
Strathmore   AB   T1P 1K4

ROUTE:

*Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure at each location for luggage tagging
prior to boarding. If you are unable to meet the Charter at your designated pick up
location, please call 403-934-5334
 

1) Marigold Headquarters - Strathmore, Alberta : DEPARTURE April 27 - 8:00am (please arrive by 7:30am)

vehicles can be left in the Marigold parking lot (at your own risk)

2) Thrift Lodge Calgary North (Motel Village) 2304-16 Ave NW- DEPARTURE 8:45am (please arrive by 8:15am)
vehicles can be left in the Thrift Lodge parking lot (at your own risk). Please park at the extreme west side of the lot. The manager of the Thrift Lodge has requested that anyone leaving their vehicle provide the vehicle make and license plate number. Let Nora (Marigold HQ) know about the vehicle being left and she will inform the Thrift Lodge manager.

3) Banff - 1 hour
bring your own breakfast/lunch to eat on the bus, eat in a restaurant (one-hour stop), or tour Banff.

Arrival at Jasper Park Lodge: 3:00pm (approx.)
delegates will proceed to the JPL lobby to register for their accommodations and pick up their conference information. JPL staff will transfer luggage to delegates' rooms.

Return from Jasper Park Lodge (Sunday, April 30): 8:30am
please have luggage by hotel room door by 7:00am; JPL staff will take luggage to the bus. The bus will depart from JPL at 8:30am. Arrival in Calgary will be at approximately 2:00pm; Strathmore approximately 2:45pm.

NOTE: there is a restroom on the bus and additional stops will be arranged for rest/stretch breaks.

Marigold gears up for TD Summer Reading Club

06 February 2017

In the year of Canada's 150th birthday, the TD Summer Reading Club invites kids to celebrate what makes books, libraries and Canada great, by encouraging them to open up to new ideas, new characters, new landscapes, and to one another.  B.C. based-artist Slavka Kolesar will illustrate the 2017 program. Check out more information and links

Marigold Board Declares Freedom to Read Week

28 November 2016


Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about, and to reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom. Marigold encourages all member municipalities to proclaim this week of February 26 to March 4 as Freedom to Read Week 2017.

Freedom to Read is supported every day in Marigold libraries. Marigold member library boards, library staff members and volunteers work hard to provide an open, safe, judgment free setting where people can feel welcome and comfortable. No single library can house materials on every topic that is needed by or is of interest to its patrons.  This is why patrons of Marigold member libraries are incredibly fortunate - they have the collections of over 300 libraries in Alberta available to them!
 
Celebrate your Freedom to Read. 
(declared by Marigold Board at the November 26, 2016 Board Meeting.)

L2U Survey

07 November 2016

Take the L2U Customer Satisfaction Survey! Please take a moment to fill out this short satisfaction survey regarding L2U service. Your feedback is always appreciated and assists in making L2U service better.

Take the Marigold Customer Satisfaction Survey

31 October 2016

Marigold’s annual customer satisfaction survey for 2016 is now available. Your comments and hopes for Marigold are of great value to gauge the success of our services and to identify opportunities for improvement and development. This survey is designed for completion by Marigold Board members, library board members and chairs, library staff members and individuals who work in our member libraries as volunteers. Those who fill more than one role at the library (for example, as board member and volunteer) may complete the survey twice. The deadline for responding is November 13, 2016.

Note:  Survey responses are confidential and do not point to a specific person or location. Information from a specific library location is grouped into population categories for comparison with similar sized libraries. Individual survey responses are destroyed after the information has been tabulated.

In you need more information about how to access and complete this survey, please contact Jane Fisher or Nicole Talsma by email or telephone.

October is library card sign-up month in Marigold

14 September 2016

In October, Marigold joins Snoopy (and American Library Association) in celebrating a Library Card Sign-up Month in conjunction with Snapshot Day. Visit your local library for more information.

Alberta Culture Days

02 August 2016

Closure of Hussar Municipal Library

30 June 2016

Hussar Library Closed Indefinitely: Hussar Municipal Library is required to move out of their existing space which is housed in a school. The Hussar Municipal Library Board is currently investigating options for alternate library space. Hussar residents can use their library card to access Marigold’s online eResources and to access library services at any Marigold member library (such as Rockyford, Standard or Strathmore). If you require more information please contact Marigold Library System at 1-855-934-5334 or admin@marigold.ab.ca

Marigold member libraries — please contact your consultant.

High River Library Board wins Minister's Award

09 May 2016

Town of High River Library Board wins Minister's award for Excellence in Public Library Service:  The library creates Family Literacy Kits for their patrons to take home. These kits include books, toys, and CDs. What makes these kits unique is they include worksheets and activities to help the parents learn how to extend teachable moments. Depending on the theme of the kit, the activities may also involve crafts, cooking, math, and letter and sound recognition. Town of High River has been a member of Marigold Library System since 1981.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 Minister's Awards for Excellence in Public Library Service.  The awards were presented at the Alberta Library Conference by Honourable Danielle Larivee, Minister of Municipal Affairs on April 29, 2016. The awards pertain to library services, which are defined as library activities and resources that provide a direct benefit to the public. Read about all the awards.

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read!

02 February 2016

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Municipal Councils and Marigold member libraries are encouraged to declare Freedom to Read Week. Intellectual freedom enables people to make informed decisions about issues which have an impact on their daily lives. Life decisions are supported by ready access to reliable information in books, journals and other online or print resources. Find more information, resources and celebration ideas at:  www.freedomtoread.ca