‘Imagine’ the theme for summer reading program

The staff of the Stettler Public Library has had a lot of fun this past week.

The staff of the Stettler Public Library has had a lot of fun this past week. We put together a display of our book picks, so come and check out anything that strikes your fancy.

The different fascinations of staff members amaze me. You think that you know people, but you don’t really understand them until you see the books that they read. I must say that we have an interesting mix of suggestions.

Preparations continue over the next month and a half for this year’s summer reading program at the library. The theme is “Imagine” and the program will start July 2 and will run for the months of July and August. We’ll have programs every weekday (Monday to Friday) all summer long to attend on a drop-in basis for children ages five through teenage years. Travis, Carly and Lindsey are going to have the summer jam-packed with amazing books, crafts, games and other fun activities.

This Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Stettler library is going to have some Fun Science for Kids. For ages five and up, it is a couple hours of messy fun with hands-on experiments and cool contraptions. To preregister, call the library at 403-742-2292.

On Thursday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m., we will show a family movie classic and one of my all-time favourites: “Babe.” That Australian movie tells the story of a young pig who fights convention to become a sheep dog — or, rather, sheep pig.

June 4 to 10 is Seniors’ Week in Alberta. To celebrate the week, the Stettler library has planned events for the seniors in our community.

On Tuesday June 5, at 10:30 a.m., RCMP Const. Glen Gabruch will talk about fraud prevention for seniors at Paragon Place. The public is welcome to take in that session.

On Friday, June 8, at 3 p.m. at the library, learn that Age is Just a Number with Robin Schwartz. Robin is a personal trainer with experience in working with seniors trying to reach their fitness goals.

Last but not least, bring your children or grandchildren and join us for Games and a Sundae on Saturday, June 9, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. We will finish off our celebration of Seniors’ Week with an afternoon of board games and ice cream sundaes.

On Friday, June 8, from 3 to 5 p.m., ages five and up can participate in a “Minute to Win It” contest. It’s a friendly competition, based on the game show of the same name, to see who will be the library champion.

To celebrate Father’s Day, we’re having a BYOB — Build Your Own Birdhouse — on Thursday, June 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring Dad and build a house that any bird would love to call home. Call the library at 403-742-2292 to preregister.

The library board is looking for a member-at-large for the Town of Stettler. Apply to Rob Stoutenberg at the town office.

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