Call Stettler library for recreational material

This week’s summer reading program at Stettler Public Library is sure to be as fun as last week’s “Create your own Animal/Tribe” theme. Last week, kids created their own animals, villages and mashed up existing animals to make a new one (i.e. a kitty’s face with an alligator tail and a horse body). This week’s theme is the rainforest and environment. If the weather permits, we will be playing outside to enjoy the outdoors and play games like “Capture the Flag” and “Jungle Tag” so we can be loud and run (and other outdoor things not encouraged in the library). We will make crafts from water bottles, and kids will learn about the rainforest and animals that live there. Destination Jungle runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Do you sometimes find yourself crunched for time but desperate for some recreational reading materials? Did you know that the library can put together a bag filled with materials to suit your needs? Simply call the library and ask the staff to put together a bunch of materials for you. We will gather materials suited to your needs and have it ready for you to pick up early our next business day. Call us (403-742-2292) and let us know what you’d like, who you are and your library barcode and be one of the first to try out this great new service.

Are you tired of the library calling you in the middle of your busy day to let you know the materials you requested are in? If you would prefer to receive an e-mail instead of phone calls, let us know your e-mail address and we will notify you by e-mail!

We realize we’re just finally getting to the heat of summer, but the Stettler Public Library is already planning this fall’s programs. Alicia will be starting up an ESL social night here in the library and she is looking for volunteers to come in and spend some time speaking English, playing scrabble or reading with new Canadians. Please call us at the library if you are interested in helping out.

Alicia will begin “Read and Rhyme Play Time” at the Byemoor drop-in center every second Monday of the month beginning September. This program involves stories and rhymes as well as time for children to play interactive games while parents have some time to socialize. Children under five in the Byemoor area should bring their parents for this fun time to play and meet new little ones their age! In September, Alicia will also be starting “Books Before Bed,” a program for children in grades 1 – 5. Children will enjoy hot chocolate as they can snuggle up and listen to some fun novels read by Alicia. Alicia’s summer programs – “Read & Rhyme” and “Bambinos & Botanicals” will continue to run this summer on Wednesdays and Fridays, respectively. Both programs run from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon and are for children five and under with a parent or caregiver. We ask that parents show up at 10:20 a.m. on days of field trips for “Read and Rhyme.” Call the library for the schedule.

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