Let's Paint!

07 October 2018

Introduction to Digital Art

27 August 2018

Have you ever wondered how to draw art on your computer? On Tuesday afternoons, from September 11 until September 27, Rockyford Library is fortunate to have a computer lab available for patron use. A digital artist will be available to introduce inexpensive or even free apps for you to begin to explore digital drawing and will guide you through your first project.

Or drop in during library hours to learn about coding or just have access to more computers than we usually have available.

Special Library Opening

08 August 2018

Due to the intense heat expected on Friday, August 10, the library will be open for four hours, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Drop in and relax. Visit with friends. Read a book. Play a board game or a card game. Watch a movie. Work on a project/hobby/craft. You are welcome to bring snacks or beverages with you.

Above all, whatever you are doing, stay cool!

Early Library Closure

28 June 2018

Please note that the library will close two hours earlier than usual, at 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 and 12. This facilitates staff coverage for the Drama Camp week. Thanks for your understanding.

Late Opening

10 May 2018

The library will not open until 2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, May 15th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Drama Camp 2018 Registration Now Open

10 May 2018

Registration is now open to children and teens between the ages of 7 and 18 for this year's drama camp with Calgary Young People's Theatre. This is a fun program that will increase your child's confidence, introduce them to new friends, and develop acting skills that will help them with public speaking. Afternoons are primarily spent on creating and developing their own production to present on the Friday.

Camp dates are Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 13. As in previous years, it runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a half-hour break mid-day. Library staff will be onhand at least one-half hour before and after each day. If you have any questions or are uncertain as to whether your child will enjoy this program, please contact us at 403 533 3964.

On Friday, July 13, beginning at 3:00 p.m., participants present plays that they have created through the week. Everyone is welcome to this event.

Thanks to the continued financial support from Wheatland Family & Community Support Services, we are able to offer this fun week at incredibly low fee of $50 per particpant. 

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Permanent Part-Time Position Available

20 March 2018

LIBRARY ASSISTANT POSITION
Permanent Part-time
 
Rockyford Library is looking for a self-motivated individual who loves libraries. Weekly regular work hours would be one of three library operating days (Tuesdays, noon to 6, Wednesdays/Thursday 2 to 8) but will include some additional hours for programming, holiday coverage or operational requirements. The assistant provides a full range of customer service including: membership services; information and readers’ services; programming and engagement activities in the library and the community; collection support – following established guidelines and without direct supervision. 

Applications for this position can be emailed to armlibrary@marigold.ab.ca or delivered in person to the Library Manager. This position shall remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

 
Qualifications:

  1. Canadian citizenship or proven eligibility to work in Canada
  2. Submit a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check from the Police Service
  3. Familiar with computer applications
  4. High School Diploma
  5. 18 years of age or older
  6. Able to work independently and without supervision, with accuracy and attention to detail
  7. Able to analyze and problem solve.
  8. Able and willing to adapt to frequent change and learn new technical skill
  9. Strong interpersonal communication skills
  10. Self-motivated
  11. Able to multi-task in an open environment with noise and frequent interruptions
  12. Physically able to bend, lift, and move heavy items up to 50 pounds.
  13. Previous work experience in a library is an asset

Duties:

  1.  Assist patrons in accessing/borrowing print and non-print materials.
  2. Accept and record payment of fines, fees, memberships and donations.
  3. Provide basic technical assistance for accessing electronic information resources available in the library
  4. Maintain a clean library environment
  5. Sort and organize material in the library collection.
  6. Inspect items for damage.
  7. Perform interlibrary loan functions.
  8. Provide input and assist with library programs.
  9. Provide vacation coverage for library manager
  10. Find information on the Internet and e-resources.
  11. Perform any other related duties as assigned.

Pyjama Day at the Library - February 15

12 February 2018

This Thursday, the participants at Toddlin' Time are having a special pyjama day. Anyone visiting the library on that day is welcome to continue with the theme. Don't get dressed up just for us. And bring your favourite stuffed friend too,

Library Memberships Free for 2018!

26 January 2018

Memberships at the Rockyford Library have always been very inexpensive; but for 2018, they will cost you even less! All memberships are free!

Visit TRACpac.ab.ca to see the many items you can borrow. Discover the many online eresources available to you at no charge with your library card membership.

Christmas Closure

13 December 2017