Library to reach out the community in a new way

Ponoka Jubilee Library is super excited to start our own weekly column.

Ponoka Jubilee Library is super excited to start our own weekly column in the Ponoka News. Watch for our article each week to keep up to date with library happenings.

We still have room for children ages 5-12 to join our Summer Reading Program. Children take part in twice weekly programs at the Library, and keep track of their reading hours over the summer to earn prizes. Programs run Tuesday and Thursday, children ages 5-8 meet from 10:30-11:45 and the 9-12 year olds meet from 1:30-2:45. Cost is $5.00/child, sign up at the Library.

We are hosting a Non-restricted Canadian Firearms Safety Course on Sunday July 19 from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. You must pre-register, cost is $120.00/person. Go to www.albertafirearmscourse.com for more information, or call Luke Peters at 403-741-9898.

The COW Bus is coming to Ponoka Jubilee Library on Tuesday July 21 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  This Classroom on Wheels brings family literacy support and awareness to rural and urban communities throughout the province. The COW bus is a friendly space for parents and younger children to learn and explore fun new ways to add literacy activities into their daily lives. Trained facilitators are on hand to provide information on the importance of early language development. The benefits for

families are:

– Works with parents to help them read with their babies and preschoolers.

– Presents parents with new ideas for family literacy activities to use at

home.

– Promotes oral language development – the foundation for literacy.

– Raises awareness of parents as their child’s first and best teachers.

– Fun way to spend a day.

 

After 26 years, Sharie Kuhl is retiring from the library world. We know that she has touched many lives through the years, and so we are giving her a proper farewell. We will be hosting a drop-in tea for her on Tuesday, July 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. Come on down to the library, to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, a slice of cake, and a visit with Sharie. We hope to see many of you there.

Thanks to a very kind and generous donation by the Ponoka Lions Club, the library now has a large number of new audiobooks available for our patrons to borrow. There are fiction and non-fiction titles on MP3 and regular discs. Come check them out at our new book display, just to your right as you walk in the library front door.

And don’t forget we are offering free library memberships this year to everyone who lives in the town or county of Ponoka, or the community of Maskwacis. Come on down to the library with proof of address and we will be happy to set you up with your free card.

Coming soon: From Candace Bushnell, author of ‘Sex and the City’, comes ‘Killing Monica’, an addictive story about fame, love, and foolishness that will keep readers enthralled to the very last enticing scene.  Look for it at the library soon.