Leduc Public Library Wraps Up

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There’s no shushing kids at the Leduc Public Library as Summer Reading Program staff and volunteers hosted a carnival to wrap up the summer on August 14th, 2014.

‘Eureka!’ was the theme of this summer’s program. Youth Services coordinator, Emily Richard, said they hosted a number of science based programs with kids experimenting with crafts, storytelling, yoga, Lego and the Discovery program from the University of Alberta.

“It’s been really good,” she said. “Our regular programs were quite full, and we had a lot turnout to our drop-ins too.”

Last Thursday, a dozen kids, their parents and grandparents took in carnival games, storytelling, balloon animals and popcorn and lemonade to close out the summer. Around 10-15 youngsters participated in each of the nine registered programs, meaning kids weren’t just plugged into videos this summer.

“There’s a lot of opportunity for kids to come and discover something at the library,” said Richard. “The library has changed. They’re much more dynamic and there’s a lot more we can do. The question is whether they will come.”

The fall library program guide for September to December comes out this week with most of the library programs being free for users, Richard said it’s something to check out.

“Lots of good relationships start at the library,” she said. “For kids who aren’t involved in sports, this is a good way to meet other people and build relationships.”

The fall programs run only until December in order to accommodate the scheduled move to the new facility next door in January.

“It’s going to be beautiful,” she said.

Kids enjoyed many games and activities at Leduc Public Library to wrap up the 2014 summer season.

Photo by Christina Martens

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