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!