The First Nations Library Service is a specially funded service of OLS - North. The main goal of the First Nations Library Service is to help First Nations, through special funding programs and consulting services, to establish and maintain public libraries. We provide training and on-site consulting for First Nation Public Libraries in our service area.


Two advisors provide consultation services to assist First Nations establish and build library services. The advisors visit First Nation communities to provide advice on best practices, guidance and training. They also organize training events with the assistance of the First Nation Conference and Training Committee, such as the First Nation stream of OLS - North's annual conference, the First Nation Spring Gathering, and other workshops.


For more information, please contact:   

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., First Nation Capacity Building Advisor

1-800-461-6348 ext. 229


Makerspace Lending Library


Current Kits:

  1. (2) Board Games: Catan, Dungeons and Dragons, Playing Cards
  2. MOSS Zombonitron 1600
  3. Cubelets
  4. Build and Play: Lego Classic & K’Nex
  5. Visual Arts: Watercolours, paint brushes, coloured pencils, crayons
  6. 2-1/4” Button Maker
  7. Fly Tying
  8. Fiber Arts: Knitting needles, crochet hoots, weaving loom
  9. Green Screen
  10. (2) Squishy Circuits
  11. Camera and Voice Recorder

View a detailed description of the kits here. 


Makerspace Lending Library Policy

  • There is no maximum number of kits requested per loan period
  • All items have a loan period of 3 months
  • All items must be shipped back to the OLS – North office by the end of the loan period
  • You may renew items if there is no other standing requests to borrow
  • OLS – North will cover all shipping costs
  • Materials to use with certain kits will be provided for library use (button making supplies, yarn, watercolour paper, fishing hooks)


If you have any questions or would like to request a kit, please contact:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1-800-461-6348 ext. 229


Maziniigan - Connecting First Nation Public Libraries


Issue 1 - Fall 2015

Issue 2 - Fall 2016

Issue 3 - Summer 2016

Issue 4 - Fall 2016

Issue 5 - Winter 2017

Issue 6 - Summer 2017

Issue 7 - Summer 2018

Issue 8 - Winter 2018

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