Get ready for summer fun!

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Summer Reading Club opens June 29!

Get ready… set… GO! Summer’s coolest club sets sail on Saturday, June 29 with a day full of exciting programs and the first opportunity for kids to sign up for the Summer Reading Club (SRC).

Joining the SRC encourages children to nurture a love of reading and prevent summer learning loss. The chance to win some incredible prizes is a pretty good incentive as well.

Prizes include:

Can’t make it on June 29? Kids can register at any EPL location between June 29 and August 25.

More on SRC

What’s the hoopla about Hoopla?

Hoopla is EPL’s newest service that allows you to stream movies, television shows, music and audiobooks to your web browser, iPhone or Android device.

You can watch classic films like Serpico and A Place in the Sun or more recent releases like Generation Um or re-watch classic television series like Father Knows Best. And don’t get us started on the variety of albums and audiobooks you can access.

Library card holders can borrow up to 10 titles a month for a 14 day loan period. Items are always available – no holds! Best of all the onetime sign up process is ridiculously easy.

Access the awesomeness now!

Toti painting unveiling

On May 11, Minister Heather Klimchuk and City Councillor and Library Trustee Don Iveson unveiled a special commemorative painting by Canadian artist Toti. The painting, which features EPL’s Strathcona Library, celebrates the 100 years that EPL has served Edmontonians. Toti was in attendance along with several notable community members who are depicted in the painting, including EPL CEO Linda Cook and EPL supporter Stanley Milner.

The painting, along with watercolour studies of all the people depicted in the painting, was on display at the Gallery at Milner for the month of May. Its permanent home will be the Strathcona Library.

Take a peek at the painting

In this issue:
Summer Reading Club opens June 29!
What’s the hoopla about Hoopla?
Hold notifications by mail
Toti painting unveiling

Rick Mercer shares a story

During his visit to EPL on June 15, Rick Mercer stopped by the Shelley Milner Children’s Library to share a story with some of our youngest customers.

Watch the video

SRC programming sneak peek

What programs can kids enjoy this July and August as a part of SRC?

Check out our online program guide

The Shore Girl wins the 2013 ARC Award

Congratulations to author Fran Kimmel whose book The Shore Girl was chosen as the 2013 ARC award winner! The winner of the $10,000 prize was announced at the Alberta Literary Awards Gala on May 25.

What else was nominated?

Congratulations to Bob Diaczun

Bob will be taking a bite out of the Big Apple as the winner of the two airline tickets to New York City. Bob has been an EPL member since 2005. He is a writer and uses his library card extensively.

Upcoming Programs


SRC 2013 – Tololwa Mollel
2 p.m. Tues, July 2
Abbottsfield – Penny McKee Library

2 p.m. Wed, July 3
Londonderry Library

2 p.m. Thurs, July 4
Calder Library

Family Law Series

6:30 p.m. Thursdays
Stanley A. Milner Library

Author Visit – Richard Van Camp

10:30 a.m. Wed, July 3
Strathcona Library

More great programs



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