Stettler Public Library’s TD Summer Reading Club is up and running!

June 29th through July 3rd is Construction Week at the Club and we have some great activities for you to try

Submitted by Crystal Friars

Stettler Public Library’s TD Summer Reading Club is up and running!

It’s never too late to register so head on over to our web site at https://spl.prl.ab.ca/events/summer-reading-club to register or call us at 403-742-2292.

Keep up with the latest news via our Summer Reading Program Facebook page @SPLSummerReading.

June 29th through July 3rd is Construction Week at the Summer Reading Club and we have some great activities for you to try.

For Monday’s traditional street game dig out your marbles. I’m sure that some of you adults have a collection of cat’s eyes, steelies, boulders, and pee wees in Crown Royal bags somewhere.

Now it’s the time to pass them on to the next generation. Take a picture of the most intense marble game ever and send it to spl@prl.ab.ca or tag the library in your social media and we’ll enter you into the weekly prize draw.

On Tuesday, you can follow along with Megan to build a God’s eye yarn craft that is so much fun to make. Pick up a craft kit at the library, call us to register and we will put one aside for you.

Quantities are limited, we will have 20 kits available, so if you miss out, we will tell you what you need to purchase to complete the activity. (All you really need is some yarn and dowels or popsicle sticks!) Share your results with us to get another entry into the weekly draw!

Wednesday sees an Online Escape Room for you to solve. Thursday means war! I’m just kidding but we are making a marshmallow catapult that you can build and test for accuracy in the backyard.

Only 20 kits are available but, again, we will post what you need to complete the catapult if you miss out on the kits. We will wrap up the week with a LEGO Bingo. If you complete one or more lines we will enter you into the weekly prize draw again! Your participation in our weekly activities (and your reading) will also earn you entries into our end of summer prize draw and we do have some incredible prizes this year.

You must be registered in our Summer Reading Program to win!

The Stettler Public Library is pleased to announce the return of the Summer Classics Series at the Jewel Theatre starting on Monday, July 6th at 7 p.m.

We tallied your votes after our spring survey, and our first movie will be the 1987 classic The Princess Bride starring Robin Wright and Cary Elwes. Buttercup and Westley are in true love but a series of adventures and villains keep getting in the way! Watch out for the R.O.U.S. and don’t visit the Fire Swamp!

Admission to the Summer Classics Series is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

In other news, the Stettler Public Library is now open to the public.

We have returned with our regular hours but are reserving Mondays from 10 to 11 a.m. for people at risk if they catch COVID-19. If you don’t feel comfortable coming into the library, we are continuing to offer curbside pickup.

Parkland delivery vans are back on the road shipping materials between libraries and you are now able to place holds in the library catalogue again to bring in materials from elsewhere in the region. Let us know if you need assistance requesting materials.

If you have books to return, we ask that you drop them in the Book Drop before entering the library.

All books are quarantined downstairs for 72 hours. You can find the book drop chute to the left of the main SRC doors.

Public computers are available but we have reduced the number of computers in order to space them out. We ask that you use the hand sanitizer provided for you at the front door when you visit the library.

Remember that all residents of the Town and County of Stettler are eligible for free library cards (not just now, but all the time)!

Visit our web site at spl.prl.ab.ca and register for your library card online. We will email you with your library card number. If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 403-742-2292.

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