Local News

Library looking for a show of force for Star Wars display

Star Wars Day is coming on May the 4th (May The 4th Be With You) and the Morinville Community Library is hoping Obi-Wan Kenobi won’t be their only hope. They are looking for area Star Wars fans to loan their treasures for a display as large as the Star Wars universe. […]

Arts & Culture

Morinville Community Library reflecting on its first half century

Fifty-one years ago, Morinville resident Pheobe Clarke had the idea to establish a library in the Town of Morinville. Together with John Wozney, Lorraine Ferguson, Angeline Leduc, and Lil Boddez, the group worked hard to form a library, and the group became the first library board with Clarke as Board Chair. Albert Ouellette was the Town Representative on the board. […]

Arts & Culture

Library’s Silent auction hoping to make some noise for library programs

The Morinville Community Library will soon be setting up tables in the program room and throughout the library to showcase the many items up for bid during the library’s silent auction Apr. 4 to 8.

Library Manager Isabelle Cramp said the twice-annual event is an important fundraiser for the library.
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Business

Morinville Library prepares for another busy year in 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for the Morinville Public Library (MPL).

“There are so many programs, for babies to seniors, at the library and in 2017 there is sure to be some new, exciting, programming added as well,” said Amy Guenette, Chair of the MPL Board, in an interview on December 15. “There always seems to be something fun going on at the library every month.” […]

Arts & Culture

Early Childhood Education Program helps little ones grow

The Morinville Community Library is excited to announce the launch of their 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program which began accepting registration Sept. 5. This internationally acclaimed program has garnered plenty of attention in libraries across North America since it was first launched by the 1000 Books Foundation in Nevada, USA in 2013. […]

Arts & Culture

Morinville Public Library opening on Mondays for July and August

The Morinville Public Library Board is pleased to announce the library will now be open seven-days-a-week over the next two months, thanks to a $4,500 grant awarded by the Town of Morinville Council (effective July 4).

Since January 2016, the Morinville Public Library (MPL) has been closed on Mondays due to insufficient funding. The grant awarded to MPL will cover the costs associated with operating on Mondays for the months of July and August.
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Local News

Friends of the Library looking for more friends

Public computers, photocopiers, movie licenses, and coffee supplies are just a few of the things the Friends of the Morinville Public Library have been able to gift the library through fundraising.

The non-profit Society recently held their annual general meeting, appointing an executive and brainstorming to see how the group can best support the library’s needs. […]

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Arts & Culture

Peter and Mary amaze and amuse

Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – Children’s entertainers Peter and Mary performed at the Morinville Community Library Aug. 6, entertaining their young audience with an hour-long show set to the Summer Reading Program’s Eureka theme. Pulling from a repertoire of approximately 3,500 original and cover songs the couple have accumulated since beginning their careers in the UK in 1970s, Peter and Mary offered their young audience music, magic, puppetry and plenty of audience participation… […]

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Arts & Culture

Library reports successful year so far

by Tristan Turner

Morinville Community Library Manager Isabelle Cramp presented to Council on the library’s activities from January to May 2014. Cramp was excited about growth in library attendance in both regular usage and library-hosted events such as the overbooked Lego Club. Some statistics Cramp shared included… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Library continuing Sunday hours, adding birthday parties

The Morinville Community Library is excited to announce its Sunday services are expanding. In addition to being open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. each Sunday, patrons can now reserve the program room and use it for a unique birthday party experience. .. […]

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Local News

Morinville Council briefs

By Morinville News Staff

Library trustees approved

Morinville Town Council approved the appointment of three new trustees to the Town of Morinville Library Board Nov. 13. Sturgeon County resident Amy Guenette and Morinville residents Stacy Buga and Barb Haberer were approved by Council and now bring the library board’s number to 10 trustees, the maximum number allowed under the province’s Libraries Act. .. […]