This past weekend has been crazy around the Stettler Public Library. The Scrapbooking Retreat was a huge success. If you missed it, don’t worry. Watch this column for details about any future retreats and Heidi assures me that there will be another.
The after-school program started this past Thursday with the kids making vampire bats out of balloons. This program is aimed at kids in grades 1 to 5 who are looking for something to do while their siblings are playing hockey. Join us on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for crafts, games and stories.
On Friday, Oct. 15, we were pleased to welcome author Frieda Wishinsky to Stettler. She presented to 500 children at the Stettler Elementary School, where she talked about her books and many other topics. The Stettler Public Library would like to thank everybody who made possible this experience for the children, particularly the Canada Council for the Arts for the funding and Red Deer Public Library for coordinating the visit.
Food for Fines continues until the end of the month. We will waive $1 of fines for every non-perishable food item brought to the library. We have had a wonderful response so far, let’s keep the momentum going.
Halloween is just around the corner and slowing the library, which is starting to get the creepy look. For teenagers, Halloween means one thing: Fear Factor Feed-Off. Join us on Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. for veins and blood clots, eyeballs in pus, brain, festering zits and more. It is everything that a teen loves to eat on Halloween.
For the little ones, join us for a special Storytime on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. There will be ghost stories, crafts and a few treats. Remember to wear your costume because it isn’t every day that the library can be visited by ghosts, goblins, princesses and other special guests.
The Stettler Public Library is pleased to have Shaun Ross as our CAP-YI intern to assist you with any computer or technical questions that you might have. Not only can he assist you, but he really assisted us this past week. We now have a rolling electronic bulletin board set up in the library. You can now see what the library has to offer on a monitor set up in the library that runs throughout the day.
We are currently accepting donations for the Stettler Friends of the Library annual giant book sale set for Nov. 5 and 6.
Already there is a wide array of books and subjects to choose from that will make this our biggest book sale to date. Come and check out the bargains on Friday Nov. 5 from 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be no Storytime on Saturday, Oct. 23 and the library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 25 for a professional development opportunity for the staff.
The Stettler Public Library would like to congratulate all municipal candidates who successfully captured council seats in Monday’s election. We look forward to meeting you and helping you learn about the Stettler Public Library.