Saskatoon Round Prairie Library – A Review

Kari Olfert, ThinkSaskatoon

The first ever review of a public library. Don’t believe me? Google it. πŸ˜‰

170-250 Hunter Road
Saskatoon, SK S7T 0Y4
Monday: 10 am – 9 pm
Tuesday: 10 am – 9 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 9 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm
Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 1 – 5:30 pm
The Good
90%
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    Brand New Books

    ALL OF THE BOOKS ARE BRAND NEW.

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    Gaming Room

    for kids (or you), Xbox1 in the house (library).

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    Innovation Room

    I would love to tell you what the Innovation room will have but in my excitement I actually don’t remember what the library tour guide told me. But it was REALLY good.

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    Book Scanner

    A book scanner like no other. You simply place your stack of books on the scale and it reads each one with a barcode placed inside the book jacket.

The Not as Good
10%
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    Kinda Small

    Sometimes size matters.

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    Limited Parking

    Round Prairie Library shares a parking lot with busy businesses and a condo, parking may be limited.

On Thursday December 29th, I stopped by Round Prairie Branch library in Stonebridge to see what our new library had to offer us. It was just after 12:00pm, as my mom had an appointment in a building in the same parking lot.

We were greeted and welcomed as soon as we entered the new branch, asking if we had been before. She proceeded to show us the different areas that we could find books depending on our interests.

I of course, had to run around and take some pictures of the new place and ask how long they have been open (2 weeks), what was in the new rooms that were still under construction (Gaming Room and Innovation Room), can I take a picture of the new rooms (no). “Please”? “No”.

After happily collecting our new pile of books we were then lead to the new book scanning machines. I’m not sure if the smell of new books was giving me a high like no other OR the new book scanning machines were amazing BUT your entire pile of books, scans when you place it on the scale. Each book contains a chip in the inner book jacket and voila. You’re done.

Overall I really enjoy this location, great reading area by the window, in the same lot as my doctors office AND it has books. Round Prairie will not replace my home library (Alice Turner) becuase location really is everything. If you live in Stonebridge or like to check out Saskatoon libraries definitely give Prairie Branch some of your time.

Do you have a favourite library location? Do you read? Do you care? Have you had coffee today? Or a nap? Tell me. Please. πŸ˜ƒ