Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Library Update - May 20th 2008

Once again Laurie Harrison from the public library has passed on an update for me to share with council tonight....

The library would like to thank Scotiabank for all their efforts in raising funds for the Montrose Cultural Centre through their Spring Fling fundraiser. The staff from their two branches did an amazing amount of work and put on a fun-filled, festive evening!

The library is also very grateful to the County of Grande Prairie for the contribution of $1.2 million towards furnishings and equipment in the new library. A cheque presentation to library board chair Dennis Young from Reeve Everett McDonald was held at the library last week.

Partners in Reading
The library is looking for volunteers for the Partners in Reading Program. Children 11 years and older as well as teens and adults are invited to help improve a child's literacy skills by being a reading buddy. Partners meet twice a week at the library during the summer for reading practice and to play literacy games. Parents with children in Grade 1-3 who would like to enroll their child to receive reading assistance are invited can call the library to register. Last year over a 100 volunteers and partners took part in the program.

The C.O.W. is Coming!
The Literacy Alberta’s C.O.W. (Classroom on Wheels) bus will be visiting the library all day on June 4 (1:00 pm to 7:30 pm)& 5 (10:00 am to 5:30 pm).

The COW bus is a friendly, welcoming place for parents and kids staffed with literacy experts who help parents understand the value of early literacy as well as how parents can model literacy behaviours. Learn games and activities you and your children can do to make reading fun. For more information call the Children’s Library at 532-3580 ext 226.

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