Book Sale on Parade Day

May 31, 2022 Jan Burney

Join us June 4 for our annual book sale. As part of the Diamond Valley Day celebration in Turner Valley on Saturday, June 4, the library will host its annual book sale 11 am – 3 pm. Doris has been diligently sorting all book donations and discarded books to make it easy for you to peruse by category and in some cases, by author. As well as books, there are jigsaw puzzles, DVDs and CDs. You never know what treasures you may discover! (Although, I’d like to think we’d be smart enough to have found any first editions before they make it to the for sale carts).  All items will be sold by donation.

Time is fast approaching for our Summer Reading Program for children aged 4-10 on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Teagan is all set to provide a fun-filled hour of stories, crafts, games and activities. The first session, 10-11 am, is for children aged four to six. A slightly longer session for seven to ten-year olds follows at 11:10 am. Summer Reading Program starts on Wednesday, July 6th and will run until August 24. For more information on our Summer Reading Program please go to our website or pick up the brochure at the library.

The Bikes are back at the library and have been tuned up, pumped up and spruced up ready for the summer season. All you need to do is complete the waiver for the 2022 season and check one out on your card. Perfect for a quick trip to Black Diamond or a leisurely ride up to Sandy McNabb. Helmets and locks are provided.

Many of our programs have returned to the library over the past few months and we are pleased to announce that the Diamond Valley Songwriters will return on June 8. If you are a songwriter and would like to share your work with other like-minded people, then come along at 7:30. The group meets at the fireplace and each person shares an original song or two, depending on time, and receives feedback from the group. While most participants bring along a guitar for accompaniment, there is a piano available with a microphone set up so we can hear you.

Jan is busy getting the fall program schedule organized. If you have a program idea or would like to run a program at the library, now is the time to drop in and discuss it with her. Our evening slots fill up quickly, so don’t leave it too late. Chances are, if you are interested in a topic or class, there are others who will be as well. Program guides and brochures will be available in mid August.

For residents of Turner Valley and Black Diamond, who missed the recent information sessions at the library about the three-stream waste system, (blue/green/black carts), we do have the flyer available that tells you what items to put in each cart. This new system goes into effect June 1. Let’s all work together to reduce what goes into the landfill.