Aaniin ~ Welcome - Curve Lake First Nation Territory

Curve Lake First Nation Library

Inside Curve Lake library

The Curve Lake First Nation Public Library supports a workforce with programs, computers and other resources to help the community find, share and use information they need for their jobs, health and other educational needs. There is an ongoing need to continually advocate on behalf of First Nation Public Libraries in order to facilitate life-long learning experiences and support and promote literacy in First Nation Communities. Curve Lake First Nation recognizes this need and can bear witness that our public library is an important resource to our community development.

Computers at Curve Lake library

Located in the downstairs of the Government Services Building, the Library is open to any persons residing in the Curve Lake area. In order to borrow library materials, patrons must have a library membership card. A membership card is available free of charge for new patrons, however, replacement cards will be issued at a cost of $2.00.

  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Wi-Fi and Computer Access available (3 PC’s, 2 iMac’s, 2 iPads)
  • Photocopying and Printing Services are available for a small fee (black/white, colour) (free for homework purposes)
  • Wii Gaming System & Netflix are also available for patron use within the Library
  • Books, Magazines, Wii Video Games, VHS tapes and DVD Movies are also available for patrons to borrow

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Hours of Operation do change in the summer months to accommodate youth.

CLFN Public Library Programs and Services

Book Catalogue

We have an integrated library system for cataloguing, circulation, patron records, acquisitions, serials and a web-based public catalogue.

Online Database

There are approximately 7 free databases for help with homework, job search, teen issues, research etc. that library patrons have access to online with their library card. Ancestry.com is only available within the library.

Computer & Technology Workshops

Workshops offer patrons an opportunity to become familiar with new and emerging technologies such as iPad, iPod, Kindles, converting to digital formats and basic computer usage. Scanning with different types of scanners (tower scanner, digital photo scanner, portable stand-alone digital image copier).

Cultural Enrichment Workshops

Workshops offer patrons an opportunity to learn and experience traditional methods for making crafts, native art, spiritual well-being and story-telling as well as cooking traditional foods such as saus-gun and corn soup.

CNIB Program

The CNIB Library materials can be accessed through our library in order to make services accessible to patrons who cannot read because of a visual, physical or learning disability. Find books, magazines and newspapers in formats you can read, audio, Braille and e-text.

Interlibrary Loan

If a patron is looking for a specific book we do not have in our collection we may be able to borrow it through postal mail from another First Nation library.

Early Literacy Program

Reading packs are created for parents, teachers, and care givers to borrow and use with their child. The packs include a book and an activity card that gives suggestions for games, songs, activities that relate to the story in order to make reading fun.

CONTACT:
Krista Commanda
Librarian
Curve Lake First Nation
22 Winookeedaa Road
Curve Lake, Ontario K0L1R0
Phone: 705-657-3217
Fax: 705-657-8708
Email: library@curvelake.ca