MHPL BiblioFiles: Blog

Mar. 27, '24

Scholarship Named After MHPL's Marlene Balser

We always love a chance to celebrate one of our own.Marlene Balser has worked at MHPL since the summer of 1981, when she was hired for the reference desk. She’s still helping patrons at the reference desk downstairs, and can also be found guiding patrons through the library edition of Ancestry and hosting activities…



Mar. 8, '24

Longtime Library Users Make Generous Donation to MHPL

A smile spreads easily across Norm Emann’s face when he relates his first experience with Medicine Hat Public Library.He says there wasn’t a school library in Hilda when he was growing up there in the 1950s. Every few weeks the school would receive a box of books…



Mar. 4, '24

New Library Card Sponsor: Medicine Hat Sunrise Rotary Club

Medicine Hat Sunrise Rotary Club has been shining in our community for more than 25 years. We think one of the places the club shines brightest is on Medicine Hat Public Library, and club members have plenty of good things to say about MHPL.“Our favourite thing about the library is that it provides so many opportunities…



Mar. 1, '24

Supporting Literacy at Home

Medicine Hat Public Library is all about any chance there is to improve literacy and learning in the community, and so we jumped at the chance to host an expert in the field.Next week at the library, Marnie Heintz, an instructional coach at Medicine Hat Public School Division, will lead an informational session…



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New Library Card Sponsor: Elizabeth McNally Real Estate Collective

Buying or selling a home can be stressful for everyone involved in the process. Selling one of the city’s premier real estate agencies on sponsoring library cards was the complete opposite.“As one of the initial sponsors, we were drawn to the program's commitment to literacy—a cause we wholeheartedly support,” says Elizabeth McNally, team lead of Real Estate Collective (REC). “Literacy, to us, is not merely a pursuit but a cornerstone of empowerment. We are enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to such…...read more
Apr. 9, '24