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

Family Movie Night

21 November 2017

     Celebrate the coming of the Christmas season with us at the Rockyford Community Centre on Friday, December 8th. Enjoy this unique retelling of Charles' Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, as it is told by none other than Jim Henson's amazing muppets.

     It's free! Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie begins at 7:00. There will also be a concession available should you be looking for snacks or drinks to purchase during the movie.

Home Device Security Course Cancelled

18 October 2017

     This 2-evening session has been cancelled due to low registration. If you are interested in either of the remaining two classes, please contact Wheatland Further Education to register at (403) 934-5785.

Get Tech Savvy

21 September 2017

This fall, the Rockyford Library has partnered with Wheatland Further Education (WFES) to bring you these special learning opportunities!

Thursday, October 5, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Online Banking & Secure Password Protection
is an essential discussion about online banking, encryption, and good habits for online banking; installing and using LastPass Secure password (a free password program); developing good password practices.  Bring your own laptop, or one will be supplied upon request at registration. Bring bank card(s)/credit card(s) if you wish to set up online banking that night. Registration fee is $30. Session is limited to 10 participants

Two evenings: Thursday October 19 and October 26, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Home Device Security  is a discussion about Scams, Malware, and antivirus protection; and a demonstration of the use of free applications. Day 2 (Oct 26) looks at various applications that you can use, including: Bitdefender Online Virus Scan and good password practices (installation and setup); Malware Bytes; Spybot Search and Destroy; Windows Defender. Bring your own laptop, or one will be supplied upon request at registration. Registration fee for both evenings is $60.

Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Backups and Cloud Storage Options includes these topics: saving images to local jump drives or external hard drives; burning to discs; Cloud Storage (using Google Drive, OneDrive, or iCloud, depending upon your device) and online photo printing. Registration fee is $30. 

Saturday, January 27, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Navigating Personal Apple Devices (iPhones & iPads): Bring your Apple device(s) to this hands-on workshop at the library. Walk through many of the features of the iOS environment, work through configuring your device(s), and add useful apps from the App Store. Having your Apple ID and password set up ahead of time will facilitate this process; but if you do not have one, you will be guided through the steps to create one. As time permits, we will work on as many individual devices as possible and share the experience with the group. iOS v. 10 will most likely be covered unless iOS v. 11 has been released. Registration fee is $30. Class is limited to 8 participants.

To register for any of these sessions:

Complete a Course Registration Form (http://www.wfes.ca/register/course-registration-form/) and submit payment either in person, via email, or by regular surface mail. Please note that you are not formally registered in the class until payment has been received. You will be notified if the session is cancelled/postponed for any reason.

To register in person:
Visit Wheatland Further Education's office at Country Lane Mall in Strathmore.
Hours are Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To register by phone:
Call (403) 934-5785 with your Visa or MasterCard number.

To register by mail: 
Complete the mail-in registration form
Attach a cheque for the course fee payable to WFES or provide your credit card information
Mail to WFES, Bay A1, 510 Hwy #1, Strathmore, AB T1P 1M6

Registrations are accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Please note that cheques must be dated and received no later than two weeks prior to the course start date. Do not send cash in the mail.

Toddlin' Time is Moving to a New Day!

11 September 2017

Toddlin' Time returns to the Rockyford Library at the same time but on a new day, beginning THURSDAY, September 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Welcome back to all babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and their caregivers.

Visit, play, and share. This is a drop-in program so weekly attendance is not required. Just come in whenever you can.