Watch for news of tech updates at the library

Library systems everywhere are taking an exciting turn to keep up in an increasingly technologically based culture.

Submitted by Lindsey Gelech, Chelsey Ternes, and Taigen Whiteside

Library systems everywhere are taking an exciting turn to keep up in an increasingly technologically based culture. Consider downloading e-audiobooks to your iPod for a great way to stay amused on summer road trips. You can also lounge on the beach and flip through a magazine on your tablet with Zinio. Take Canadian Living, House & Home, TAPS: the Beer Magazine, Successful Farming, over 100 other e-magazines on your vacation. There are e-books available for download, which are easy and efficient to use if you don’t want to haul around a bunch of heavy books. Feel free to borrow one of our tablets or Kobos with pre-loaded titles if you’d rather not go through the setup process yourself.

Keep an eye out next week for another exciting new announcement about tech services at the library. If you would like more information don’t hesitate to call or stop in at the Stettler Public Library.

Just over a week before the summer fun begins with the TD Summer Reading Program on July 2 and we are busy getting the final details ready. The kick off really begins Friday June 27 with our awesome Harry Potter themed event from 2 to 4 p.m.; come join us for a game of quidditch, some delicious butterbeer and try your hand at making a magical wand. And don’t forget, BYOB – Bring Your Own Broom. Come check it out, have some fun and find out more about what is planned for this year’s summer program.

Since the TD Summer Reading Program does not start until July 2, the movie matinee will be on Wednesday at 2 p.m. We will be watching the timeless classic, based on the imaginative book, “The Secret of NIMH.” Come share in the adventures of Mrs. Brisby and enjoy some buttery popcorn.

On July 2 at 5:30 p.m., teens are invited to come out to the Stettler Public Library for pizza and a movie. The program is free, so you only have to bring your appetite. The movie has a PG-13 rating so please use parental discretion; can’t wait to see you there.

The first Reading Buddies will take place on Friday July 4 from 10-11 a.m. We need volunteers as well as participants to come and practice with reading skills. To kick off Reading Buddies we will also have some special guests coming… some wonderful therapy dogs. Don’t miss out on the excitement.

July 4 from 2 to 4 pm is the Stettler TD Summer Reading Program’s first family friendly event and there will be games, crafts, and miniature animals. It will be a fun and exciting event for all.

Read and Rhyme will be continuing through the summer on Wednesday mornings at 11 a.m. Friday July 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Read & Rhyme will be going to the Stettler Town and County Museum for a tour, snacks, rhymes, and games. Come check it out.

And don’t forget that LEGO club will be happening each Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. Come build, create, and enjoy.



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