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The New Year has arrived at the Stettler Public Library

Something Cool After School is back on Facebook on Thursday, Jan. 7th at 4 p.m.

The Stettler Public Library is closed to the public for a bit longer, but curbside pickup is available to ensure are able to get your library fix.

Call 403-742-2292 Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and we will find you something to enjoy between World Junior Hockey Championship games.

Curbside service also available for printing, faxing, and photocopying. We want to provide you with the items that you need with the least amount of contact possible.

Our resource person and tutor are available to meet with you via telephone or Zoom, contact us to set up an appointment. If you need assistance searching for information of any kind, we are just a phone call away.

Stress has been a huge part of all of our lives in the past several months and it can have a huge impact on our bodies. Join us for the documentary Stress: Portrait of a Killer on Jan. 11th at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Understand how stress works, and why it is important to counteract negative stress before it impacts our health. We will watch and then discuss this fascinating documentary, all via Zoom. Call the Library at 403-742-2292 to register for the Zoom link.

Have you checked out our friendly gaming war we have going with Rocky Mountain House?

Shaunzy leads the effort on Mondays at 8 p.m. as we challenge Rocky Mountain House in a variety of gaming battles. Check our Facebook page @StettlerPublicLibrary on Mondays to find out what we will be playing and to see how to join.

Read and Rhyme is back on Facebook on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

Join Alix on our ‘Read and Rhyme at Stettler Public Library’ Facebook page for stories, rhymes and songs! Everyone is welcome to join in! Let’s make it a family event!

Something Cool After School is back on Facebook on Thursday, Jan. 7th at 4 p.m. On the agenda is a calming glitter jar, with a limited number of take-home kits are available at the Library.

Call us at 403-742-2292 to reserve yours. Pick up your kit and then watch the demonstration with Alix on Facebook. Nothing puts a smile on your face faster than swirling glitter!

Are you a tween or teen looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity?

Consider joining our Teen Advisory Board. Your feedback will ensure that the Library provides you with the information, resources, and programs that you want. We will be meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 13th at 4:30 p.m. Call the Library at 403-742-2292 or email spl@prl.ab.ca to register.

The Stettler Public Library wants every child to get off to a great start and our new program ‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ will help with that as you spend quality time together.

The idea is to enjoy reading together while you promote pre-literacy with your child. One thousand books might sound like a lot, but if you read one book a day for three years you will meet your goal.

It doesn’t even have to be 1,000 different books, it can be the same book over and over because we know that children all have their favourites!

Looking for new books, we have plenty of great picture books for you to enjoy together. Pick up a reading log at the Stettler Public Library. For every 100 books you read, you will receive one book to keep. This program is free; call the Library at 403-742-2292 to find out more and stop by the Library to pick up the reading logs or download the first one from the SPL webpage (https://spl.prl.ab.ca).

Do you want to try something new in 2021?

Why not give the Library’s book club Reader’s Circle a try? We have copies of January’s book, The Girl They Left Behind by Roxanne Veletzos available for those who would like to participate.

This novel takes place in Romania during World War II and is inspired by the author’s true family story. We will meet on Zoom on Jan. 25th at 6:30 p.m., register online or call 403-742-2292 and we will be sure to send you the link, it is so easy to use. Pick up a copy of the book at the library any time this month.

‘Classics with Crystal and Her Cats’ is back on Facebook on Tuesdays live at 8 p.m. with the Jane Austen classic Emma. Curl up with a warm blanket, something yummy to drink and enjoy this enduring romantic classic. Which one of Crystal’s cats will you get to meet? You will have to tune in to find out!

Did you discover that your favourite workout DVD has a huge scratch in it and keeps skipping? Does your dance mix cd get stuck on the first track? The library has a machine that can help buff out scratches. For $2 per disc we will shine them up for you so that you can get another year of enjoyment out of them. We run the machine on Thursdays, call 403-742-2292 for more information.

Thanks to the Government of Alberta, the Stettler Public Library has a supply of non-medical masks available for free. Next time you call, you can ask for a package to be put in with your books and movies. Don’t have a membership? We can fix that! Memberships are free to residents of Stettler and Stettler County thanks to the support of Town and County Council.

Don’t hesitate to contact the Library at 403-742-2292 if you have any questions about how the Library operates during the age of Covid-19. We are always happy to answer your questions and we love to hear from you.

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