Submitted by Lindsey Gelech, Chelsey Ternes, Morgan Sorensen and Taigen Whiteside
The summer reading program is finally in full swing and this week we have all sorts of fun activities planned. This week’s theme is Tremendous Technology, and it certainly shows. Just a reminder that all of our Tiny Tinkers (ages 5-7) and Energetic Engineers (ages 8-11) will have activities planned on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Tiny Tinkers from 10:30 a.m. to 12 and the Energetic Engineers from 2 p.m. to 3:30. Wednesdays are our Rochon Sands days for all ages from 10 a.m. to – noon. There are lots of exciting events in the planned. Come check it out.
On Wednesday July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., teens are welcome to visit the library for our awesome “Create Your Own Video Game” event. Participants will create a game of their own and then play it on wacky controllers made with the new technology toy Makey Makey. These awesome gadgets can make anything into buttons including bananas, paper clips, and even pencil drawings.
From 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 11, for our family friendly event, Atco Electric will be coming to give a stupendous presentation on electric safety and circuits. There will also be other entertaining activities to make this event fun for everyone. For our movie matinee on Monday, July 14, starting at 2 p.m., we will be watching “Matilda”. Based on the classic story by Roald Dahl, this story is exciting, funny, and sure to entertain its audience. There will also be freshly popped popcorn.
On Tuesday, July 22, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 pm, children ages 3-5 are invited to the Stettler Public Library for a Beach Party (without the sand). There will be songs, stories, finger play, and cool crafts. Parents are asked to stay and assist their child for this program.
Every Monday and Friday, the library is also hosting Reading Buddies (10 – 11 a.m.), followed immediately by Gargantuan Gardeners (11 a.m.– 12 p.m.). Have your kids come practice their reading skills or gain volunteer experience helping others. Also any foods that are grown in the garden are sent home with the participants to enjoy the products of their own work.
Don’t forget about LEGO Club at the library. It’s happening every Saturday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Looking to achieve some fitness goals this summer? The Stettler Public Library wants to help you out by offering pedometer loans. Borrow a UWALK Pedometer kit today to help you find your stride.
And finally, are you at least 13 years old with an interest in libraries? The Stettler Public Library has something for you starting in August 2014. Check out the job description on the library website at www.spl.prl.ab.ca and apply by July 31.
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