Summer reading, storywriting fill the library calendar

The summer reading program is just around the corner. Get ready for a summer full of movie nights, reading, events and crafts for all ages.

The summer reading program is just around the corner. Get ready for a summer full of movie nights, reading, events and crafts for all ages.

We just finished visiting six schools. It’s amazing how many children love to read. We’re hoping to have a huge turnout this summer. It’s going to be so much fun.

The first week of the summer reading program is centered on a time-travel theme. We will travel back to the world of the dinosaurs and even into the future. Have your kids come down to the library and participate in games and crafts.

Remember, the more they attend and read, the more chances they have of winning prizes.

Do you have buckets of Lego collecting dust in your basement or garage? Consider donating it to the library. We would love to have a Lego day this summer.

Two other programs are starting soon — our reading-buddies program and our story-writing workshop.

The reading-buddies program is a free one-hour drop-in session for children to be paired with a reading partner. The child and his/her partner will read stories together and work on pronunciation and reading strategies.

The program is for ages five and older and runs twice a week — Tuesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m.

We need volunteers for the reading-buddies program. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to call the library at 403-742-2292.

This year, we are piloting a new story-writing workshop. It runs twice a week in one-hour sessions each Wednesday and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m., starting in July.

Kids and teens will work with the staff and volunteers to improve their creative-writing skills.

At the end of August, we hope to have their work on display for others to read.

LIBRARY EVENTS:

On Saturday June 30, from 3 to 6 p.m., join us for a Star Wars-themed party. We’ll make our own light sabres and paper-bag puppets of favourite characters from the series. The event is open to ages five and up.

The summer reading program begins Monday, July 2.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, we’ll show a movie: July 3, the show is “Up,” and July 5, the show is “Back to the Future.”

On Friday, July 6, come down and help us decorate the library. We need to brighten up the place with art.

On Tuesday, July 10, the children will watch “How to Train Your Dragon” at 6 p.m.

On Thursday, July 12, the teens will watch “The Labyrinth” at 6 p.m.

On Friday, July 13, the library will host a scavenger hunt for the morning and afternoon.

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