Programs

Programs & Events at the Library

We have library programs for everyone!

Our variety of free program offerings are for people of all ages.

Some programs focus on early literacy skills, some spark imagination and creativity, while others are about being part of a community in a comfortable space.

Find the right programs for you below:

 

Story Time

Wednesday mornings at the library
September 7 - December 14, 2022
 
9:30 & 10:30 am
ages 2-5 (with a responsible caregiver)
 
Share in stories, songs, and rhymes with your child. Have fun together and help your young child get ready for reading.

We always finish up with some type of activity, this may be a simple craft or game meant to work on early skills development.
 
 
Siblings welcome!

 
*the two sessions will be the same, you choose the time that works best for you.
 

Rhyme Time

Thursday mornings at the library **NEW TIME
September 8 - December 15, 2022
 
10:00 & 11:00 am
ages 0-3 (with a responsible caregiver)

Spend quality time with your child by interacting together using rhymes, songs, and books.
 

Siblings welcome!


*the two sessions will be the same, you choose the time that works best for you.
 
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Rhyme Time Videos

Play with your babies and toddlers with these songs and rhymes.

  • Recommended for ages 0-3 with an adult, or a great way for older siblings to safely interact with a baby
  • Rhymes, songs, and stories to promote pre-literacy skills and oral language development
  • Caregivers will interact with the children while singing, rhyming, and doing actions

 

Watch this first if you have a baby under 6 months old:

 

Check out some of our videos here:

The whole playlist is available in this one link - to switch to a different video click on the list button in the top right corner of the video.

 

 

Read & Roll

This 6 week partner program between the Bonnyville Library and FCSS is specially designed for children aged 3 & 4.

Read books and then roll with activities to explore the story concepts.

The program promotes language and fine motor skills in a socialized setting.

 

The program is free and runs for 6 weeks.

 

STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT SESSION.

 

Please contact the library to register.

Limited spaces available.

Children's Programs

Saturday Fam Jam

Enjoy some family time as we read, sing, and play.
Join us for this drop-in program on 2 Saturdays this fall.

11:15 am (runs approximately 45 min to 1 hour)

September 24 - Dinosaurs
November 19 - Teddy Bear Sleepover

Ages 3-7, siblings always welcome.

Adults are expected to play and participate with their kids.
 
 
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Something Fun Saturday

Drop-in to the library with your family to do some fun & challenging activities. Stay for as long or as little as you like.
 
2 Saturdays this fall, stay tuned on our social media for the themes.

1:00-3:00 pm
 
October 22
December 17

For families with kids ages 8-teens, younger siblings always welcome.
 
 
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BLAST

(Bonnyville Library After School Tuesdays)
 
Have a BLAST at the Library
Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm
Ages 6-12
 
September 13 - December 13, 2022

Drop-in for fun!
Activities may include LEGO, crafts, scavenger hunts, and more!

 
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Adult Child Book Club

Ages 8-12, with a responsible caregiver
 
Read the same book as your parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, guardian and then join in for some activities and discussion about that very book.

Thursday, November 18 - 6:30-7:30 pm
 
BOOK:
The Vanderbeeks of 141st Street - by Karina Yan Glaser
 
Books will be available to pick up by October 18.

Please register, spaces limited.
 
 
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NERF Battle

Friday, October 21, 2022
5:00-6:00 pm - ages 9 and up

Battle your way around the library after hours.

Bring your own Nerf guns, leave your ammo at home. The library provides small blue & orange darts for the program.
Limited safety goggles are available during the program.

**Waivers required.
(A new waiver is required for each session, regardless of previous participation)
 
Limited spaces available - registration will open Monday, September 12, 2022.

Youth & Adult Programs

LICA Vermicompost Workshop

We're excited to announce we're hosting LICA to run another Vermicomposting workshop. Get yourself set up with an indoor compost to make awesome fertilizer all winter for your spring gardening needs.
Learn about this compost technique and make your own bin (worms included) to take home.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
6:30-8:00 pm
 
Please register, spaces & supplies are limited.
 
 
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Something Fun Saturday

Drop-in to the library with your family to do some fun & challenging activities. Stay for as long or as little as you like.
 
2 Saturdays this fall, stay tuned on our social media for the themes.

1:00-3:00 pm
 
October 22
December 17

For families with kids ages 8-teens, younger siblings always welcome.
 
 
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Adult Child Book Club

Ages 8-12, with a responsible caregiver
 
Read the same book as your parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, guardian and then join in for some activities and discussion about that very book.

Thursday, November 18 - 6:30-7:30 pm
 
BOOK:
The Vanderbeeks of 141st Street - by Karina Yan Glaser
 
Books will be available to pick up by October 18.

Please register, spaces limited.
 
 
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NERF Battle

Friday, June 3, 2022
5:00-6:00 pm - ages 9-and up

Battle your way around the library after hours.

Bring your own Nerf guns, leave your ammo at home. The library provides small blue & orange darts for the program.
Limited safety goggles are available during the program.

**Waivers required.
(new waiver required each session regardless of previous participation)
 
Limited spaces available - registration will open Monday, September 12, 2022.

Adult Book Club

Please join us to discuss our monthly book selection.

Discussions occur on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

Meetings are a combination of in-person and video call using Zoom.

Ask at the library to be put on the email list if you'd like to receive updates and Zoom meeting links.

 

Sign up to be a Book Club member and you'll have the books ordered for you each month via interlibrary loan.

 

Contact the library if you have questions or would like to join.

 

Book Club Reading List 2022:

 

January 4 - Indians on Vacation – by Thomas King

February 1 - Where the Crawdads Sing – by Delia Owens

March 1 - The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett – by Annie Lyons

April 5 - The Vanishing Half – by Britt Bennett

May 3 - Half Broke Horses – by Jeanette Walls

June 7 - The Life She Was Given – by Ellen Marie Wiseman

September 13 - Untamed – by Glennon Doyle (one week later due to Labour Day, etc)

October 4 - The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – by V.E. Schwab

November 1 - Furiously Happy – by Jenny Lawson

December 6 - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry – by Fredrik Backman

 

 

Have book suggestions for the 2023 reading list? Send them to the programmer under Contact Us

Wanda John-Kehewin poetry series

The library had the pleasure of hosting poet Wanda John-Kehewin for a recording session in 2021.

This 3 part series came from that session.

 

Wanda is a poet and author originally from Kehewin, Alberta.

 

Visit Wanda's website: wandajohnkehewin.com

 

Listen, Learn, Reflect.

 

Part 1 - September 30, 2021

 

Part 2 - October 7, 2021

 

Part 3 - October 14, 2021