Summer programs for all ages

As the end of the school year is creeping up, Stettler Public Library is excited to introduce new summer programs. No matter what your age, we invite you to join us, as you can be sure there will be something for you this summer.

For little ones who can’t quite appreciate the freedom of summer, Alicia is hosting two very exciting programs beginning this July. These programs are for kids up to the age of five, and a parent. Bambinos & Botanicals begins July 7 at 10:30 a.m. to go until 11:30 a.m., and will run every Wednesday. This program promises lots of fun playing outdoors, with an introduction to gardening.

Read & Rhyme begins July 9, and will run every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Kids will meet and play, with introduction to reading and rhyming.

For elementary aged kids, the summer reading program will be back with the theme “Destination Jungle.” Every year, the TD Summer Reading Club creates a theme for summer reading programs throughout Canadian libraries.

The programs encourage children to be life-long readers, reduce summer learning loss, and of course, have fun. It will run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for eight weeks, beginning July 6 and winding up August 26. There will be a morning group running from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for children entering grades 1 to 3, called Mad Monkeys.

Later in the day, the Afternoon Alligators (kids entering grade 4 to 6) will gallivant through the library from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

If your teenagers are getting restless, the library will be the place to be in the summer. Though details are not definite, teen night will be expanding to four days a week. Teens can look forward to more crazy antics with by Shaun and Morgan like silly games, activities and exciting visitors.

For adults, join us for the “Sizzling Sixteen” book launch party. For all of you Stephanie Plum fans, the newest book in the series is being released on June 22. Join us at the library on Tuesday, June 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be goodies – “Trenton style”. Make sure you brush up on your Stephanie facts as there will be a quiz followed by prizes. To help refresh your memory and get you in the Trenton mood, feel free to dress up as your favourite character. You must be 18 or older to attend. If you have any questions, contact Heidi at either 742.2292, or heidi@libs.prl.ab.ca.

Whether you’re a new born (and reading this, very impressively), or 100-years-old, there is something coming up for you this summer at the Stettler Public Library. Be there or be square.