Monday, June 16, 2008

Library Update - June 16th 2008

Adult Summer Reading Program
Discover the latest summer reads at your Library and win prizes. Keep track of the books you read or listen to between July 2 and August 31. Read 2 books or listen to 2 books (tape, CD or downloadable eAudiobook) and be eligible for prizes. After reading or listening to six books, complete your reading log and enter your name for the Booklover’s basket to be drawn in September. Reading logs will be available from the Circulation Desk at the end of June.

Teen Online Book Club
The TeenSRC website at offers booklists, a place to write book reviews, book club chat sessions, and a chance to win great weekly prizes. The online club will start July 2. Call 532-3580 ext 226 for more information.

TD Summer Reading Club 2008
Laugh Out Loud! LOL! Get ready to roll down the book aisles laughing because the theme for this summer’s reading program is Humour! Starting June 27 pick up your passport to the LOL at the Children’s Library. Join the TD Summer Reading Club 2008 and enjoy fun books, stories, poems and jokes that tickle the funny bone. The reading program is for ages 12 and under and runs from June 27 to August 29.

Library receives 50 new books from Literacy Alberta’s C.O.W. (Classroom on Wheels) program.
50 new children's books were presented to the library by representatives from Literacy Alberta. Mayor Dwight Logan was on hand to accept the donation.

Partners in Reading
Partners in Reading is once again looking for enthusiastic volunteers to read with children over the summer! This exciting opportunity is open to all individuals twelve years or older.

The program begins on July 2nd and concludes on August 14th with a party for all. The program pairs a student in grades 1-3 with a volunteer and they read together throughout the summer. The meetings are one hour long, twice a week and take place at the library.

This is an opportunity to meet new people, give back to the community, and gain an impressive reference for future endeavors. If you would like to volunteer, either download or pick up a volunteer registration form from the Children’s Library.

Parents of children between grades 1 to 3 are invited to contact the Library to enquire about a reading buddy for their child. Forms are available at the Library and registration begins June 2.

Travel with your Library Card
Take your TAL (The Alberta Library) card with you when you travel this summer! Get access to millions of books and other materials available from Alberta libraries. With one card you can visit most public, university and government libraries and borrow books from their shelves. Don’t forget that most Alberta libraries also offer free Internet access. Make your first stop the local library to check email or research your next stop. Ask at the Circulation Desk about your own TAL card!

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