Busy time at Stettler Public Library

Christmas holidays are right around the corner and some of our regular programs are taking a break for the holidays while others will continue like normal.

Our last Afterschool program for 2010 will be on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 4 to 5 p.m.. Join us for some constructive fun as we are building gingerbread houses. The Afterschool program will return on Thursday, Jan. 6.

But if you can’t wait that long, the Stettler Public Library has some holiday activities to keep you busy. On Monday, Dec. 20 come to the library for crafts, stories and a movie. Don’t worry, popcorn will be served. Tuesday, Dec. 21 is Wild and Wacky Science Day. The kids will be making elephant toothpaste and slime and you can find out what happens when you add mentos to coke.

Wednesday, Dec. 22 is the Day Before the Night Before the Night Before Christmas. You are welcome to come and decorate gingerbread men and make holiday crafts. Our last day of holiday activities will be on Wednesday, Dec. 29 when the kids will be entertained with stories, crafts and a movie with popcorn. Each of these holiday activities will take place between 1 and 3 p.m.

Read and Rhyme Play Time will continue at its regular time of Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. during the holidays at the Stettler Public Library.

But did you know that Alicia takes her Read and Rhyme Play Time act on the road? Join Alicia in Erskine on the first Monday of the month at the Waverly Club Rooms at 10:30 a.m. and at the Byemoor Drop-in Centre at 10:30 a.m. on the second Monday of the month. Everybody is welcome at any of the Read and Rhyme Play Time locations. Alicia would love to see you there.

Storytime will be taking a long deserved break after our last program of 2010 on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. We would like to thank everybody for coming to Storytime over the years. You have made Storytime fun.

Are you expecting lots of company for the holidays and need a little of something to keep everybody entertained? Does great-grandma only read books written by Australian surfers? Is four-year-old Thomas fascinated by spiders? Let the staff of the Stettler Public Library help you by packing a Go Bag Survival Kit. Call us at 403-742-2292 and tell us what interests your family and we will have a Go Bag packed and ready for you by noon the next business day.

The Stettler Public Library’s Giving Tree is up and ready to receive any unwrapped gifts for the Stettler Christmas Hamper Society. Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off until Dec. 17. Help us make this our best Giving Tree ever.

Are you scared about how much your power bill is going to go up after all the electronics that the family received at Christmas? Thanks to Fortis Alberta, you can now sign out a power monitor at your local library (Stettler, Donalda and Big Valley). The power monitor can be signed out for a three week period like most library items and it will help you better understand your electricity consumption and costs by projecting how much electricity and the cost for one month of running a certain appliance. If you are interested in signing out the power monitor, just ask the library staff.

Please take note of our holiday hours. The Stettler Public Library will be closing at 6 p.m. on the evening of Dec. 23 and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28th. We will also be closed on Saturday, Jan. 1 to celebrate the New Year.

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