New public computers to be added at Ponoka Jubilee Library

Library adding four computers to handle huge usage by public

We are very pleased to have been asked to take part in the Bright Futures Play Academy Information and Open House on Friday, May 27 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Kinsmen Community Hall.

Wolf Creek School Division is growing their pre-kindergarten program across central Alberta, and are hosting the open house to showcase their new program, as well as to introduce families to community partners and agencies that also provide services in the community. We’ll be there letting people know about some of our upcoming events, our services they may not be aware of, and even signing people up for library cards. And because the whole event is ‘teddy bear picnic’ themed, we will be doing a teddy bear craft. So if you have children at the pre-k age, be sure to attend, all children will receive a teddy bear and special passport and circulate through a number of fun, literacy-based activity centers while learning more about the new program. We’re excited to see you, and meet some new people.

We have exciting news. Because of the huge amount of use our public computers get, we are adding four more. These computers will be located just at the end of the circulation desk, where the caddy holding our encyclopaedias currently sits. They will all be hooked up to our printer and the Alberta Supernet, and we’re hoping this means far less waiting for people when they want to use a computer, whether it be to print something off, create a new resume, apply for a job, or just check in with friends on Facebook. This should all be happening in the next month or so, and we’re very happy to be able to expand the computer service. You might be wondering what is going to happen to all of the encyclopaedias and other reference material that is currently located on the caddy. We will be keeping anything of local interest, or rare materials, but the encyclopedia sets will be going the way of the dodo bird, and disappearing. If you are interested in having any of the sets for yourself, and there are about 10 different sets to choose from, they will be available for rock-bottom prices. Just let us know which one interests you and we will put your name on it for when they are removed, any that aren’t claimed by locals will be donated to third-world school classrooms.

Don’t forget this Friday, May 20 is free movie day at the library. We will be watching ‘The Goosebumps Movie’ starring Jack Black at 2 p.m., and everyone is welcome. We provide the snacks (popcorn or chips), you should bring any blankets or pillows you need to make the floor comfortable. See you there.

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