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Library Link: Curbside literacy

In these challenging times, we at Airdrie Public Library (APL) strive to make literacy and lifelong learning as safe and as stress-free as possible.
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The Sick Kids @ Home Library Service allows anyone with an ill child to browse and reserve items from the Airdrie Public Library. Photo Submitted/For Airdrie City View

In these challenging times, we at Airdrie Public Library (APL) strive to make literacy and lifelong learning as safe and as stress-free as possible.

Our diverse lineup of online resources and services are designed to make learning and the joy of reading easy and convenient, whether at the library building or in the comfort of your home.

Online and virtual programs for all ages have made APL programming accessible to all Airdronians. These are excellent ways to stay connected and to continue good learning habits. Continuing this tradition of accessible literacy, we’d like to showcase two new library services that do just that.

Curbside Pick Up and the Sick Kids @ Home Library Service offer the convenience of having at-home access to our collection with a convenient drive-by pick up from the library.

Curbside Pick Up is for busy people who, with all that’s going on in life, really don’t have time to stop by the library and browse the shelves but want to have access to the latest fiction and non-fiction. This service allows you to browse online and reserve your selections at your convenience. Simply log in to your account, browse, place your holds and we’ll notify you when your requests are available for pickup.

After you’ve received a notification, call us to arrange a time to come by and we’ll run your items out to you.

Sick Kids @ Home Library Service is similar, except you’ll browse staff-selected books, movies, video games and more for your child. After making up to 25 selections and placing your holds, staff will place the items into a plastic bag and will deliver them to your vehicle at an arranged time.

It really couldn’t be easier and, with all the disruption from COVID-19, "easy" has a nice ring to it.




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