MHPL BiblioFiles: Blog

Jan. 24, '24

A Library Card Can Bring the World to You

It’s a tiny, 5-centimetre-by-8-centimetre piece of plastic that connects you to everything. What is it? A library card of course, and we think everybody should have one.A library card, FREE right now thanks to generous community sponsors, connects you to everything…



Jan. 17, '24

Meet Ev Robertson, MHPL's First-Ever Youth Advocate

We at Medicine Hat Public Library worked hard in 2023 to create a home-away-from-home for teens at the library. That goal was officially met in September with the grand opening of The Honeycomb House, a space dedicated to teens ages 13-19 that offers video games, computers, study space, a cozy reading nook and snacks.



Jan. 5, '24

Decodables Decoded

Marnie Heintz, an instructional coach with Medicine Hat Public School Division, is here to decode decodable books.Decodables are simple books that focus on specific spelling patterns that students have already…



Dec. 19, '23

Medicine Hat Public Library Program Wins Provincial Award

The Medicine Hat Public Library is excited to announce its Casual Cash Employment initiative has been honoured by the Government of Alberta’s Minister’s Awards for Municipal and Public Library Excellence. The Casual Cash Employment program gives a small, stable income and provides community…



Dec. 6, '23

New Swag in the MHPL Store

It’s been a while since we’ve been able to say this: There’s new swag in our MHPL Store!We’ve added gorgeous, soft and warm toques and scarves to our merchandise line, just in time for winter. There are three colours available – black, blue and grey.



Featured Article:

Library Welcoming Two Speakers For Pride Month

To help mark Pride Month, Medicine Hat Public Library is welcoming two speakers from the Prairie Pride Guild of Medicine Hat and District for a pair of presentations that will reflect on the past and look to the future of Pride in our community. First, Jenni Barrientos, an archivist at the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, will discuss the history of Pride in Medicine Hat. Following that, Kim Large will speak about her journey as a parent of a transgender child and steps you…...read more
Jun. 18, '24