Dedicated to providing learning opportunities
Information fluency – understanding how to find, evaluate and use information – is essential to success in life, and Airdrie Public Library (APL) is dedicated to providing learning opportunities for the community. Ultimately, APL is here to assist people and help them base their decisions on accurate information and effective evaluative skills.
As part of the library’s priorities, our goal is to offer a wide variety of educational programs, so that community members develop the skills to gather, evaluate and effectively use information to meet their needs.
Information comes in many shapes and sizes. This year, our visitors are already taking advantage of what APL has to offer – from our Basic Computer course (which was full from the beginning) to English Language Learning (offered in partnership with Rocky View Schools Community Learning). Next month, our four-week e-Book Basics will open new doors, and Freedom to Read Week (Feb. 24 to March 2) will give the community a chance to peruse and evaluate many of the books that have been challenged/banned over the years.
For families of babies, another learning opportunity comes in the form of Infant Massage, a one-hour course promoting bonding through touch, led by chiropractor and certified infant massage instructor Dr. Melanie Beingessner. Two other offerings – Let’s Talk, and Talk by Two – give parents of toddlers opportunities to learn from experts from Alberta Health Services.
So no matter the topic, APL is here for the community, and to help community members of all ages find what they want and need.
For more information on the above programs, or any of APL’s other offerings, call 403-948-0600 or visit: www. airdriepubliclibrary.ca