The Meadow Lake Library has been a part of the community since 1946, starting from a very modest presence during the early years of the community. Over time the library has moved to ever-larger quarters. In 1972, we became part of the Lakeland Library Region, tapping into the wealth of books and other materials provided by that Region and by the Provincial Library system as a whole. In 1994, the library moved into our present location on Centre Street which provided ample room for our expanded services.
The Meadow Lake Library has well over 10,000 items available locally for borrowing, including books, DVDs, and audiobooks. Patrons can also order items from any library in the province to be delivered and returned right here in Meadow Lake. If a book is not available in the province, inter-library loans are readily available from outside of Saskatchewan as well. With your library card, you can also download ebooks and audiobooks as well as movies and music. There are several magazines available online at our website, newspapers from everywhere in the world, and several other databases including an auto repair reference, a health and wellness resource and many more.
A local library is so much more than books and movies. Computers and wifi access are available for public use with a library card or photo ID. With this Internet access for patrons, the Meadow Lake Library can also provide the resources of the world to our community. We also provide photocopying, faxing and scanning services to the community.
Our children's room is a popular spot with an excellent range of reading and audio material. There are books, games, story hours, and reading programs to keep them entertained and learning. Special events are offered throughout the year to encourage the young to visit the library regularly.
The Meadow Lake Library provides an extensive range of services for adults, children, and special needs. We will be glad to talk to you about your own particular requirements. Drop in and have a tour of the library with any of our knowledgeable staff and discover what we have to offer. Inquire about our special events such as book clubs, author's readings and special workshops and programs. There is bound to be something special that will interest you.
If you don't have a library card, bring in some picture ID and proof of your local address. Come and see what free services your library card can provide you!
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City of Meadow Lake Indoor Facilities Masking in Effect September 15, 2021
The City of Meadow Lake is advising residents that masks will be required at all indoor City facilities starting Wednesday September 15, 2021. Wearing masks is an effective way to limit the spread of COVID-19 while vaccination is still encouraged as the best protection against the virus. Residents are encouraged to bring their own masks when attending at City facilities.
City Council is working to determine what effect this mask mandate will have on the Civic Centre come November 1, once it is no longer being used by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
While the vast majority of employees and visitors to City facilities will be required to mask up, please note the following exceptions: • children under 2 years of age, persons who are medically exempt and individuals who cannot place or remove masks without assistance are not required to wear a mask • masks are not required while in the pool • masks can be removed while seated to consume food or beverages
The City consults regularly with medical health experts to re-evaluate health and safety measures. We will continue to provide regular updates to our residents and employees. The City thanks all residents for their cooperation as we work together to keep our community healthy and safe.