A new after-school program gets underway this week – Literally Yours

LITERALLY YOURS

The success of the after- school program on Thursdays has spawned an offspring: Starting Feb. 9, Alicia will be offering a Wednesday program called “Something Cool After School” full of crafts, stories and games from 4 to 5 p.m. It is a great way to spend your time when your brother or sister is on the ice or in the swimming pool and you don’t want to wait in a cold arena or on a humid pool deck.

Did you know that you have access to materials 24/7 with your library card? With your membership, you can download e-material from NetLibrary directly to your MP3 player or ereader. You can browse the collection of over 3000 ematerials by clicking on the e-Downloads button at the top of the library’s online catalogue. Once you have signed them out, the items are just like normal library books and will disappear from your device in three weeks. The library staff is ready to help you anytime that you have questions about NetLibrary.

In celebration of Freedom to Read Week, the library staff has wrapped a selection of challenged books in brown paper. These books will be on display and the library is challenging you to step out of your comfort zone to sign one of them out. Each wrapper has a clue to the book but you cannot unwrap it until you have it home when you can release it from its paper prison.

Words are power and deserve to be free and that is what the library needs your help with. We ask that you come to the library and write a word on a bird which you can then decorate. These words will then be “released” when the birds are hung from the ceiling of the Stettler Public Library. This makes a very powerful statement when you can come into the library and see huge flock of birds.

The books for the next Brain Candy and Reader’s Circle book clubs are available for pick-up at the Stettler Public Library. A selection of “Weekend Warriors” by Fern Michaels is available for Brain Candy Book Clubbers for the next gathering on March 1 at 7:30 p.m. The Reader’s Circle pick for the March 3 meeting at 7:30 p.m. is “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.