School Programs & Services During Closures

Though libraries are currently closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still offering some programs for classes that can be delivered remotely. To book a program or view a list of additional online resources that may be of interest to teachers, please click the links below.

Book a Program

Additional Resources for Teachers

Scavenger Hunts

Get to know our digital library resources with fun scavenger hunts! These are self-serve and free to distribute to your classes.

For young children, we have also included a "How-To" document to help them get started finding age-appropriate eBooks and eAudiobooks.

How To - eBooks and eAudiobooks for Young Children

eBooks and eAudiobooks Scavenger Hunt

Ancestry Scavenger Hunt

Encyclopedia Britannica Scavenger Hunt

Canadian Encyclopedia Scavenger Hunt

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Scavenger Hunt

Freegal Scavenger Hunt

Hoopla Scavenger Hunt

Indigenous Saskatchewan Encyclopedia Scavenger Hunt

Kanopy Scavenger Hunt

Mango Scavenger Hunt

Book Talks

Suitable for: Grades 4 to 12
Time: 30 minutes

Get excited about reading! Students will be introduced to a variety of fiction and non-fiction books. We’ll present reading level appropriate titles, including can’t-miss classics and new page-turners.

Curriculum Points Covered

  • Listening purposefully to understand, respond, and analyze oral information and ideas from a range of texts
  • Read independently and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of informational texts. 
  • Read grade-appropriate texts to increase fluency and expression.
  • Using language to express a range of information and ideas.

Search Smart: Information Literacy Online

Suitable for: Grades 7 to 12
Time: 30 to 60 minutes (depending on the number of modules chosen)

This course teaches students about finding and evaluating information online. You can tailor it to the needs of your class by selecting one or two of the 30-minute modules below.

How to Search

Learning the SPL Databases and Digital Resources Module
Teachers can look at our list of digital resources and pick up to three databases/resources to cover. Teachers can repeat this module more than once with the same class if they want to cover more resources. If teachers don’t want to pick, librarians will default to Encyclopedia Britannica and Canadian Encyclopedia.

Tailor the Presentation to Your Search Topic Module

How to Evaluate Online Resources

What is Fake News? How to Identify Reliable Information Module

Evaluating Social Media Module

A Critical Look at Google/Wikipedia Module

Tailor the Presentation to Your Search Topic Module