Heading into Winter at Sheep River Library

Dec. 01, 2023 Jan Burney

As fortunate as we have been with the weather so far, we know, as Game of Thrones tells us, winter is coming. We have equipment at the library that will help you get through the icy and snowy months ahead. You can take out microspikes for your boots and shoes, along with walking poles to help navigate icy sidewalks or pathways. Snowshoes are also available when you wish to go further afield on the hiking trails in our area. All of these items can be checked out on your card and are available on a first come, first served basis. Our telescope is currently being replaced but we should have the new one in the library by the end of the year. Call ahead if you wish to reserve it.

Not everyone likes to venture out of doors in winter. If you prefer instead to curl up with a good book, but have run out of reading material, do not despair! Reading material of all types is at your fingertips through your library membership. Through the e-resources provided through the TRAC system, you can read e-books, newspapers or magazines or listen to audiobooks. You can also learn a new language or computer program or watch instructional videos on handicrafts. If all of this seems a bit daunting and you are not sure where to start, please call the library (403-933-3278) to set up an instructional session with Gita. Wednesday afternoons at 2 pm have been set aside for this purpose. Whether you want to know about a specific resource or how to access e-resources in general, Gita can help you get started.

We are pleased to announce that our children’s librarian position is now full-time. Teagan can now devote more time to children and teen programming. If you have any programming ideas or suggestions, she would love to hear from you.

Christmas is fast approaching with all those festivities that take a lot of work. If you are looking for new recipes or craft ideas or handmade gifts and ornaments, the library has a vast array of books and resources to help you out. Some will be on display, but still able to be taken home. There is plenty of Christmas fiction and movies as well – particularly if you are sick of the 27 actor- three setting- two writer-one plot Hallmark movies.

During the Christmas break this year the library will be closed December 25, 26 30 and 31 and open on December 27, 28 and 29 from 10 am to 4 pm. Borrowed items can be returned in the outside drop box on days the library is closed.

Next month’s issue will feature our program guide for January to June. If you can’t wait that long, the programs will be showing on our website (sheepriverlibrary.ca) starting mid-December. So, mark your choices and call to register at the library so you don’t miss out. See you in 2024!