Reading Challenge winds down

Watching the Vancouver Olympics has been exciting, hasn’t it? It amazes me to see the feats of the athletes. I can’t even begin to think about the time, effort and emotions that goes into training a body to be that good at whatever sport you decide to dedicate your life to.

Watching the Vancouver Olympics has been exciting, hasn’t it? It amazes me to see the feats of the athletes. I can’t even begin to think about the time, effort and emotions that goes into training a body to be that good at whatever sport you decide to dedicate your life to.

But it is not too late to get involved in an Olympic Challenge of your own.

This is the last week of the Stettler Public Library’s Olympic Reading Challenge. We challenge you to read a book that matches each ring colour and you can enter to win Olympic prizes.

But you can be creative with your book choices. For example, you can read a book called “Red Sun and Yellow Moon in a Black Sky” by Blue Green and you’ll have read enough to fill each line of the entry form.

Entry forms can be picked up at the circulation desk and entries can be placed in the podiums on our Olympic display.

Stettler Public Library invites you to a birthday party. But it is not just any birthday party. It is a birthday party for Dr. Seuss!

Join Alicia on Tuesday, March 2 from 4 to 5 p.m. as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 106th birthday with stories, crafts and snacks. Everybody is welcome.

Have you seen the commercials on television with two women who are purchasing board games and tell each other when their family game nights were?

Do you want to try a family games night but you are not sure which games your family might enjoy? Why don’t you try a family games night at the Stettler Public Library?

We have a variety of games such as Scrabble, Monopoly, Life, and Apples to Apples.

Our collection of games can be found on the shelves in the junior section and anybody can play them.

Thanks to the funding from the Stettler Friends of the Library, the Stettler Public Library has purchased three Daisy readers to add to our roving collection of Daisy readers.

There is a wide array of items that are available to be listened to on Daisy wheels through the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).

That means that the library has five Daisy readers that can circulate with the public.

The Daisy readers are actually called Victor Classics and they can be used for Daisy wheels, which are available through the CNIB library.

DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) wheels can contain one entire book on one CD.

Daisy wheels can only be played on the Daisy readers or on a computer but regular CDs can be listened to on the Daisy reader.

We keep a large rotating collection so that there is a selection to choose from to listen to.

Bestsellers, nonfiction, magazines and a large selection of Canadian authors are available through CNIB.

If there is something that you would like but we don’t have, please let us know so that we can request it for you.

Now, just a quick reminder about the Stettler Public Library’s hours. We are open Mondays to Saturdays

We are closed on Sundays.

If you have any questions, you can call us at 403-742-2292 or check out our website at http://spl.prl.ab.ca.