Stettler library hosts Halloween events

The countdown is on for a number of things at the Stettler Public Library.

It is only four days until the library’s Halloween celebrations get under way. We will be having a special StoryTime at 11 p.m. for all the goblins, superheroes, princesses and other worldly guests on Saturday, Oct. 30. This will be followed by Fear Factor Feed-Off for the teens at 3 p.m. that afternoon.

Those events are big, but the countdown is on to an even larger event on Nov 5 and 6. Mark those days on your calendar because it is the second annual Friends of the Library giant book sale. The doors are open from 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. I am sure that you will be able to find the classic that you are looking for. Maybe all that you are looking for is something to tickle your fancy. That will be found in abundance. Come and fill your bags with magnificent books and support the Friends of the Library. We are still taking donations for the book sale. They can be dropped off at the library.

Is your schedule getting so crazy that you can’t find the time to visit the Stettler Public Library, but you really need something to read? The staff of the library can do the picking for you and have the items ready to go for you in the library’s own “go bags”. You tell us what format you would like (adult books, large print, cd, etc), your preferred genre (chick lit, western, horror, etc), reading level needed (easy, juvenile, young adult, adult) and how many items that you would like. We will then sign out the items for you and have the go bag ready for pick up here at the library or down at the Stettler Recreation Centre’s main desk. The go bag will be ready for pick-up by noon the following business day. If go bags are a service that interests you and you would like us to put one together for you, you can contact us in two ways: by calling us at 403-742-2292 or go to our website at and click on the Go! button on the left side of the page. Fill in the online form and we will have the bag waiting for you.

This is the last week for Food for Fines and we have had a great response this year. The amount of food that we have collected in lieu of fines has been the most in all the years that the Stettler Public Library has been holding this campaign. But it is not too late to take advantage of having a dollar of your fines waived for every non-perishable food item. You can take part in Food for Fines until the end of October.

Here is a quick reminder of the Stettler Public Library’s hours: Monday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Remember that our book drop can be found to the left of the Recreation Centre’s main doors. For any questions, don’t

hesitate to call us at 403-742-2292.