Check Out Our Activity Kits
Available NOW we have these fabulous kits!! Ranging in levels appropriate for pre-k to teens!
Games, puzzles, even our Learn to Drive Kit.
Call the library for more information 780 349 3060
Also available to order through TRAC by clicking here!
Want to have a family game night?
Check out a Board Game!
The library currently has 39 board games that you can check out!
Just click on the name of the game to reserve it today on Tracpac!
Game 1 - Sandwich Stacking Age preschool - elementary
Game 2 - Connect Launchers Age 5+
Game 3 - Spot it Age 7+
Game 5 – Beat the Parents Age 6+
Game 6 - The Game of Coda Age 8+
Game 8 - Fitivities Age 6+
Game 9 - Cranium Age 12+
Game 10 - Scrabble Age 8+
Game 11 - Apples to Apples Age 12+
Game 16 – Playing Cards Age 4+
Game 17 – Tenzi Age 7+
Game 18 – Dominoes Age 3+
Game 21 – Twister Age 6+
Game 24 – Catch Phrase! Age Adult
Game 27 – Kids Map of Canada Age 6+
Game 29 - Undercover Hunt Age 6+
Game 30 - Mouse Trap Age 6+
Game 31 - Payday Age 8+
Game 33 - Forbidden Island Age 10+
Game 34 - Wingspan Age 10+
Game 35 - Pandemic Age 8+
Game 36 - Villainous Age 10+
Game 37 - Carcassonne Age 7+
Game 38 - Catan Age 10+
Game 39 - Tenzi Age 7+
What are story sacks?
Story sacks are a large cotton bag containing a book and props to support the story. They can be borrowed from the library. Sharing story sacks with children offers a multi-sensory approach to the reading process, it will also help develop their early literacy skills.
What benefits do they have?
Story sacks can be for any age group, but you need to remember that young children have a short attention span, therefore short stories and more props are more successful with children of this age group.
Using story sacks is an excellent way to create and sustain an interest in books. Children enjoy fun and interactive activities, and this is a perfect way to allow children to be more hands-on during story time, stimulating their minds and imagination by bringing stories to life.
It creates another dimension to the book and really allows children to make sense of what is going on in the story. Not only does a story sack encourage children to play and explore, it allows them to think creatively and provides them with opportunities to create and think critically.
Particularly suitable for two year old’s. There are also some resources that you can use with the books to extend the reading and communication experience for your children.
Click here to see what Story Sacks are available in Westlock!
Radon Screening Program with Alberta Public Libraries
According to the Alberta Lung Association, radon is an invisible, odourless, and tasteless radioactive gas which can get trapped in the home. This means that the only way to see how much radon is in your home is to test for it. This is important to do as long-term exposure to high levels of radon can lead to lung cancer.
In partnership with the Alberta Lung Association and with support from Health Canada, Yellowhead has Radon Kits available. Because radon levels are naturally lower during the summer months holds have not been filled for the last few months, but Yellowhead patrons can now place holds and checkout one of our eighteen Radon Kits for three weeks at a time. These kits are intended as an initial screening only, as long term testing of three months is required to get an accurate average radon level in a home. You can reserve your kit by clicking here.