Monday, August 30, 2010

What's Happening in the Library?

The final days of August are always bittersweet for me, as I prepare to say goodbye to the lazy days of summer. I don’t know about you, but there just never seems to be enough warm sunny days for me to go outside, sit, and enjoy my latest library find.
Of course, the library keeps busy all year long with programs for everyone young and old. Returning next week on Wednesday September 1st are our ever popular Toddler Time and Story Time programs. Designed to introduce young children to the world of reading, Story Time is for kids aged four to six and Toddler Time is for parents and kids ages three years and under. Each week the children explore various themes through stories, songs, games, and crafts. These themes range from daily tasks that children experience every day, such as picking out clothing to wear, to characters from popular modern children’s books, such as Piggy and Elephant. Both Toddler Time and Story Time run for six weeks, and registration is only $6.00 per child. If you haven’t already, sign the kids up today and come experience the fun.

Every year in September Alberta observes and celebrates Alberta Arts Days. Created to showcase Alberta artists of all types, Alberta Arts Days encourage Albertans to discover, experience, and celebrate arts in their community. The Brooks Public Library is excited to participate in this program and will be hosting classes and workshops during the month to promote local Brooks and county artists. On Thursday September 2nd at 12:05 pm, Rita Wildschut will discuss about the new Red Roof Studio located in the County of Newell. Everyone is welcome to attend this free session and drop ins are encouraged. If you would like more information on this, or any other event happening at the library, check out our website at


Monday, August 23, 2010

What's Happening In the Library?

With back to school just around the corner you can expect the kids to be back on the internet this fall, researching projects and chatting with friends. But how do you keep your kids safe from the dangers that lurk on the World Wide Web? Join us on Thursday August 26th at 7:00 pm for ‘Surf Safe: Internet Safety for Your Whole Family’. This interactive videoconference will help you build an awareness of the risks online, and teach you how to make online experiences safer for yourself and your family. This is a free session and everyone is welcome to attend.

Pardon our dust! Construction of a new roof will be commencing soon at the Brooks Public Library. As many of you already know, part of the library’s roof was damaged by a falling tree after a violent micro burst back in August 2008. Other sections of the library have also experienced some water leakage near windows. That damage is due to the age of the roof and was not caused by the fallen tree. While all the books, magazines, and other materials within the library are intact, the City of Brooks felt it was best to replace the roof as quickly as possible. The library will be open during the construction period, which is scheduled to continue through to the end of September.

This week we say goodbye to our Summer Reading Program Coordinator, Crystal Skriver. Crystal was the creative genius behind all of our children’s programs this summer including Story Time, the Destination Jungle Summer Reading program, and Wii Game Day. While we are sad to see Crystal return to school at the University of Lethbridge, everyone at the library wishes Crystal the best in her future endeavours. Thanks for a great Summer Reading Program, Crystal!