Summer reading program heats up as plans set for Wacky Hair Friday

The Stettler Public Library’s summer reading program has been absolutely wonderful.

By Carly McLeod and Travis Feddema – Literally Yours

The Stettler Public Library’s summer reading program has been absolutely wonderful.

The kids have already read more than 6,500 minutes in almost three weeks.

At that rate, our pizza party might happen on Friday during our Wacky Hair Day. We’ve been having a blast. Summer Sound Sessions have been having great turnouts. Brilliant minds have been getting their creative juices flowing at the Story Writing Workshop.

Our summer program space looks amazing thanks to the many creative artists that came out to decorate the library. Find out more as we move into Fantastical Machines next week.

Enter the weekly contests and, remember, the more you read, the more chances you have to win prizes.

Just a friendly reminder that the library is still looking for Lego of any kind. If your Lego is collecting dust in your basement or garage, please consider donating it to the library.

If you’re interested in learning more about your e-Reader options and ebooks and e-audio, come out on July 18 between 6 and 8 p.m. for four half-hour workshops on e-options at the library. Please pre-register at 403-742-2292.

The library is always looking for volunteers for the Reading Buddy program. Come into the library to pick up a signup form or call us for more information. Make a difference in your community today. We would love to have more little readers come in!

We would like to extend our gratitude to our most recent Summer Reading Program Sponsors. Thank-you to TD Canada Trust for having our summer reading program display up for almost three weeks. Thank-you to Superfluity for their large donation of yarn.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. is a Teen Book Discussion, weekly draw and Movie Night. This week, we will be showing Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp.

On July 18 at 6 p.m., come down to the library for workshops on e-audio, e-books and ereaders. Pre-register at 403-742-2292.

This Friday will be our Wacky Hair Day. Come to the library with your craziest hairdo. Get your photo taken at our wacky photo booth. Kids Event (ages 5-12) runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Teen Event (ages 13-plus) goes from 4 to 6 p.m.

Also on Friday, a special Read & Rhyme is planned. We’ll be meeting at the Stettler Museum. Snacks will be provided. Please ensure children have hats/sunscreen and water bottles — if it is hot out. Contact the library for further details.

Every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., there is a kids’ movie playing at the library. Next week’s movie will be Wall-e. Kids are welcome to bring snacks, as long as they clean up. Reading Buddies is on Tuesdays from 2 to 3 p.m., and on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m.

The story-writing workshop is held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 to 4 p.m.

Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon, the summer program is at Rochon Sands Hall for arts and crafts, games and a whole lot of fun.

Summer Sound Sessions (brought to you by Alberta Health Services — Speech and Language Services) are held on Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 pm at the library.

For ages four and up, Mary Ann Lippiatt will be telling stories at Rochon Sands (10:45 to 11:45 a.m.) and at the Stettler Public Library (2 to 3 p.m.) on Wednesday, July 25. Come out and be amazed. Be sure to show your interest by signing up.

On Friday, July 27, the summer reading program will be going bowling at Heartland Bowl from 2 to 4 p.m. We will meet at the library at 1:45 p.m. and walk over to the bowling alley. Permission forms are available at the library and must be returned by Thursday, July 26.