This group of children ranging in age from three to six, show off the seeds they planted during the first week of the library’s summer program. Photo submitted

Ponoka library life-speaker stories to return this fall

Summer programs have been busy at the Ponoka Jubilee Library

It has been a busy summer for us here at the Ponoka Jubilee Library and especially for all of our Summer Reading Club kids.

Through the course of the summer, we have registered over 150 participants and hosted 74 programs. Program participants have tie-dyed T-shirts, made fidget spinners, planted flowers, created numerous crafty creatures and read hundreds of books. This has been an extremely successful year for our Summer Reading Club and it could not have been possible without the hard work and commitment of Nya Guet (our SRC Coordinator) and the support of the community of Ponoka.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank some of the sponsors who have made this year’s Summer Reading Club possible: Thank you to Sommer Home Hardware and Main Street Hardware for their donations of wood, soil and manure (respectively) to build our garden boxes which are displaying prominently the work that our Summer Reading Club participants have done towards beautifying our little town.

I would also like to thank Cervus Ponoka for their donation of a John Deere Bicycle and ATB Financial in Ponoka for their donation of an iPod touch. We will be drawing for these prizes at our Summer Reading Club closing party on Aug. 26.

With the new school year coming up, I can promise that we will have lots of great programs and events for all ages, including monthly Saturday programs with Nya. That’s right, Nya is staying on through the school year and in addition to her busy school schedule, she will be hosting a kids program once a month starting in September.

Also ramping up in September is the start of our 2017-18 Life Stories speaker series. We are currently booking speakers for September 2017 to May 2017. If you or someone you know is interested in speaking at one of these events, please get in touch by email (ponokalibrary@prl.ab.ca) or by phone (403-783-3843).

Additionally, we will be introducing two new collections to our library in the fall for circulation to our patrons. In September, we will be rolling out a board game collection that will be available for patrons to sign out and take home. We are also adding a video game collection to our offerings with some of the latest games for Xbox One and Playstation 4.

There is so much happening at the library to look forward to in the fall so make sure to follow us on twitter (@PonokaJubilee) and like us on Facebook to get the latest library news and updates.

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