Summer-reading sessions underway at Stettler library

School’s out for summer! Hope you all had a relaxing Canada Day weekend.

School’s out for summer! Hope you all had a relaxing Canada Day weekend. We have been brimming with excitement this week with the start of the summer-reading program.

It’s a real treat to see some smiling and familiar faces from our school visits in June. Kids have even remembered our names. We are ready to let our imaginations soar.

Travis, Lindsey and I are looking forward to an exceptional summer of fun, crafts, games and reading. Remember, the more you read and visit the library, the more chances you have to win some awesome prizes.

Time travel week has already been a blast from the past. We’ve picked out some of our favourite dinosaur books for you to check out by the front door of the library. Don’t forget to enter the weekly contest.

Calling all knights in shining armor and princesses — are you ready to go on an epic adventure? Next week, check out the library during our Epic Quests Week.

Thanks to all of the Jedi Masters who came out to the Star Wars party. It was out of this world. May the force be with you.

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.

Middle and high-schoolers, do you want to be a role model? The library is still looking for volunteers for the Reading Buddy program. Come into the library to pick up a sign-up form or call us for more information.

Make a difference in your community today. Sign up for little readers is still open as well.

Library events

Every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., there will be a Teen Book Discussion, weekly draw and Movie Night. This week’s movie is Back to the Future.

On Friday, help us decorate the library for the summer. Kids Event (ages 5-12) runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Teen Event (ages 13 and up) runs from 4 to 6 p.m.

Every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a Kids’ Movie playing at the library. Next week’s movie will be How to Train Your Dragon.

Reading Buddies will be Tuesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. and Thursday 1 to 2 p.m.

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

Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon, the summer program will be 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) will be held on Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the library. (ages four and up).

Friday, July 13, will be our Epic Scavenger Hunt. Kids Event (ages 5-12) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Teen Event (ages 13 and up) from 4 to 6 p.m.

On Monday, July 16, the summer reading program will host a Youth Open Mic Night at the Stettler Recreation Centre from 7 to 9 p.m. Showcase your talent. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the talented youth in our community. Light refreshments provided.

Friday, July 20, 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 to 12) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Teen Event (ages 13 and up) from 4 to 6 p.m.

Mary Ann Lippiatt will be telling stories at Rochon Sands (10:45 a. m. 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!

On Friday, July 27, the summer reading program will be going bowling at Heartland Bowl from 2 to 5 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.