Ideas for adult programming sought at the library

This week's Ponoka Jubilee Library column considers ideas for adult programming.

By Jaclyn Berry

There’s been some wild weather lately, and we sure are thankful that the library hasn’t had any damage done to it. We are thinking of those who have been affected by the wind, rain and hail, and remind you that if you need access to the Internet for insurance purposes, we have six public computers available for use.

We had the C.O.W. Bus out front of the library on July 21, and had lots of little visitors come check it out. We are huge believers in promoting early literacy in our community, so we are extremely thankful that the Centre for Family Literacy makes this program available to us at no charge. They were also very kind in donating a Legacy Library to us, consisting of over 50 new children’s books. We will be processing them all and have them on the shelves for the little patrons to enjoy soon. We hope everyone had a good time, and learned some new ways to promote reading with their young children.

We’d like to express our appreciation to everyone who came to say farewell to Sharie at her retirement tea yesterday. She has been such an integral part of the library for so long, it’s going to seem very odd to not have her here. With her leaving, we are having a shift in positions at the library. We would like to say congratulations to Janice Baron on her promotion to Assistant Manager, and Shirley Cire on her promotion to Adult Programmer. If you have any ideas for adult programs you think would work well at the library, please feel free to contact Shirley and she will look into the possibilities. We work hard to offer programs that cover an array of interests and ages, and are always looking for new ideas, so come and tell us yours.

Ponoka Jubilee Library is still running our E-Waste Brigade. We take in your e-item trash, and use it to raise money for our free library membership campaign, which we hope to continue into 2016. Acceptable items are cell phones, smart phones, iPhones, digital cameras, camcorders, graphing calculators, new inkjet cartridges from HP & Canon printers, iPads, laptops, notebooks, netbooks, eReaders, tablets and iPods. Compiled items are sent off to Terracycle where they are awarded a point value, and each of those points are worth $0.01. The points add up really quickly and at the end of the year, we will be adding the cash earned to our membership fund. Bring your unwanted items down to the library at 5110 48 Avenue, and we will add them to the next shipment.

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