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Check It Out! – Summer Reading Program 2023

Library Corner for June 22, 2023

Unearth mysterious, bizarre, and intriguing stories from near and far with this year’s exciting Summer Reading Program — Check It Out! — starting July 3.

Our summer students, Jaden and Keyanna, have plans well underway for two months of exploration and creativity. Check It Out! will emphasize the fun of discovery for children ages 5 to 17.

Join us for daily crafts, games, and fun activities related to this year’s theme. Keep track of your time spent reading to earn tokens for a chance to win some amazing prizes including a Nintendo Switch Lite, a hoverboard, a Roblox gift card or a Lego set. The more you read, the more chances you have to win!

Each week through July and August, the Kids Cooking Club will be concocting culinary delights and the Gardening Club will coax things to grow in our onsite garden beds. Many of these free events are drop-in, but you won’t want to miss any of the fun, so sign up soon.


Wind up the school year with our always-popular Nerf War! The battle begins at 6 p.m. on Fri, June 30.

Bring your own gun or borrow one of ours, and don’t forget your eye protection! We’ll take a break to enjoy free pizza, too.

Call soon to reserve a spot.

As long as there’s school, there’ll be Something Cool After School. Join us for our final session before summer vacation, Snacks & Colouring, on Thu, June 22 at 4 p.m.

Read and Rhyme is a wonderful way to immerse your young child(ren) into the world of words.

We sing songs, tell stories, and enjoy other fun activities geared to little people 0-5 years old, and their parents, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

And, to keep motivated in reading to your children, sign up for the free app 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. We offer small prizes for every 100 books you read to them.


If over-consumption of alcohol by a loved one is affecting your life, Al-Anon may be the help you need. We meet Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. to offer encouragement and support. Everyone welcome.

Are you over 18 and enjoy socializing with other adults for games, crafts, and other fun activities? Gather with the Afternoon Friends on Tue, June 27 at 1 p.m. We’ll be playing everyone’s favourite game — Bingo!

Reader’s Circle Book Club meets Tue, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. for a stimulating discussion of this month’s beautifully transporting, witty, novel, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

All Ages:

Monday Night Gaming happens online after hours at 8 p.m. To participate, you may need to sign up for Nintendo Switch Online for some of the games. Contact the library for the link.

If you’re on the hunt for a job, make sure your resume looks professional. Our experienced employment resource volunteer can help you update it and make it shine. She’s available Thursday afternoons, so call for an appointment.

The Friends of the Library’s next Historic Ghost Walk will be taking place on Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8 at 9 p.m.

Learn about some of the historic happenings and buildings that have shaped the town in which we live. Plus, there will be some ghost stories!

This walk is about an hour and a half long and is geared toward ages 10 and up. This fundraiser is $10 per person and spots go quickly. Call today to reserve your spot.

Do you have old videotapes or photographic slides gathering dust at home?

These can deteriorate over time, but if you bring them to the library, we’ll show you how to update them to digital copies, preserving them for years to come. We also have a handy machine that can clean and buff scratches from CDs and DVDs to extend their life, $2/disc.

Our 3-D printing service may be just what you need to create that small plastic part necessary for the repair of some household item. Come in and consult with our tech expert, Shaunzy, to see what we can do for you.

The board and staff of the Stettler Public Library would like to congratulate the Grads of 2023, especially our pages, Zoe and Hannah! Oh, the places you will go!

“Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” ~Virginia Woolf

For more information or to register for any of the above programs, call the library at 403-742-2292.