Spring into the Library

News Date: 
1 May 2019

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. Rainer Maria Rilke
Even though our winter/spring program session is coming to an end, we are already thinking ahead to the programs we will run in the fall. If you are interested in either running a program or have a program in mind that you would like to take at the library, now is the time to come and talk to us about it. We are always happy to hear your ideas. One of our most successful programs, the Sheep River Ramblers came about as a result of a patron suggestion. This program runs throughout the year with hikes and walks for all levels and abilities. If you are interested in getting out into the beauty that surrounds us, improving your fitness and making friendships, then please come in and sign up for this group.
Come the May long weekend, we will have the bikes back at the library for you to take out on your card. You can go for a quick trip along Friendship Trail to Black Diamond; or head up the road to explore the bike trails in Kananaskis. Helmets and locks are available for users. There is a one-time waiver to sign for the 2019 season. Riders under the age of 18 will need to have a parent sign their waiver.
With the longer days and warming temperatures, we all look forward to Parade Day and Discovery Day on Saturday June 1.  As usual, the library will be holding its annual book sale just outside the front doors from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. All items will be 25 cents. From now until May 31, the library will happily receive donated items for the sale which Doris, our resident expert sorter of books, will organize into categories for the event.  Books, DVDs and CDs must be in good condition, not ripped, mouldy, water damaged, or scribbled in. Books in poor condition will be discarded. We also cannot accept text books, encyclopaedia sets or Reader’s Digest condensed books as these items cannot be sent to Better World Books. This organization takes books that are unsold at the end of the sale. We try as hard as possible to keep books out of landfills.

Next time you are in the library, don’t forget to drop into the gallery space and see the watercolour exhibit by Valerie McLenahan from May 3 through to June 26. There will be an artist’s reception on Saturday, May 25 2 – 4 pm, where you will have the chance to talk with Valerie about her art.
Please note that on Wednesday, May 15 the library will only be open 10 am -2 pm to allow the staff to attend the Marigold Library System annual training workshop. All Wednesday morning programs will run as usual and all library services will be available during those hours.
As summer approaches, the library will once again take on the role of providing visitor information services for the area. This means that on the long weekends from May to September, the library will be open on the Saturday and Monday from noon to 4:00 pm. All library services will be available during those hours (circulation desk, computers, Wi-Fi) as well as visitor information.