Story Time fun to be had at Ponoka Jubilee Library

This week's library column enjoys story time for kids.

We hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend and are back into the regular school year routine. As always, now that the leaves have begun to fall, we are busier than ever here at the library, and we love it.

Story Time is starting its new schedule this Monday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. We invite children ages three to six , along with any younger siblings who would like to ‘take part’, to come on down to hear a story, and make a craft with Ms. Lori. Story Time runs every Monday and Friday at 11 a.m., and every day features a different program, so feel free to come to every one. There is no registration or fee required, it is a drop-in program. We hope to see lots of new faces join us this year as we introduce children to the library and reading, and some basic skills like cutting and tracing, to help them in their future schooling.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and to celebrate, we (along with all the other libraries in Parkland Regional Library system) are hosting a comic strip contest. The contest is open to youths ages 10-18, and runs from Sept. 4 to Sept. 25. Simply submit your original comic strip for a chance to win a Wacom Intuous tablet, or a set of Copic markers. Entry forms are available at the library.

The Ponoka Library Book Club is having its first meeting of the new season this Sunday, Sept. 13 at 3:30 p.m. The book club will be discussing Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie, and also picking up October’s book selection, Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts. New members are always welcome, and books are available for each book club meeting about a month in advance at the library.

The Ponoka Friends of the Library Society will be having a meeting on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. They will be discussing upcoming fundraisers for the library, including an art raffle, our used book sale in October, and a possible silent auction. If you love your library and have some time to spare to help raise funds for us, please feel free to attend the meeting. New members and ideas are always welcome.

There has been a slight schedule change for our ‘Meet the Author’ session with Kate A. Boorman. She will still be coming to Ponoka Jubilee Library on Sept. 19, but slightly earlier at 11 a.m. Please join us as she does a reading of her award winning novel Winterkill, along with a digital presentation and Q&A with participants.

Coming Soon: From award winning novelist Jonathan Franzen comes Purity. This new book is about identity, the Internet, sexual politics, and love–among countless other things. It’s deeply troubling, richly moving, and hilarious–featuring an unforgettable cast of inimitable Franzenian characters who grapple mightily and rewardingly with the great issues of our time and culture.

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