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St. Albert library, food bank restrict activities

“The health of our patrons, staff and community is a top priority for St. Albert Public Library. To limit the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately, all Library programs, events, classes and outreach services are cancelled until March 31,” said CEO Peter Bailey.
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The rapid spread of COVID-19 prompted the provincial government and Alberta Health Services to discourage individuals from congregating in large groups at public events.

The St. Albert Library has decided to suspend all activities.

“The health of our patrons, staff and community is a top priority for St. Albert Public Library. To limit the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately, all Library programs, events, classes and outreach services are cancelled until March 31,” said CEO Peter Bailey.

Both the St. Albert Place Library and Jensen Lakes Libraries remain open. Patrons are still welcome to borrow books, use computers and return materials. Hours are available on the website at sapl.ca.

Fears of the coronavirus are also invading the St. Albert Food Bank’s Cultural Kitchen. Every two weeks, volunteers from the community cook up ethnic dishes and share their culture with whoever wishes to attend. On March 31, Jamaica was to be highlighted and on April 14, Canadien dishes were in the spotlight.

“We are cancelling Cultural Kitchen until further notice due to COVID-19. Hopefully we will be able to enjoy our kitchen program again in the near future. We will keep you updated,” said Ben Biermann, administrative assistant.


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