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 15 - December 8, 2021
 
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.
 
 
Here's 2 Story Time videos from last year for you to enjoy when our in person program is cancelled.
 
 

Rhyme Time

Thursday mornings at the library
September 16 - December 9, 2021
 
9:30 & 10:30 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.

 

 

Children's Programs

BLAST

(Bonnyville Library After School Tuesdays) - is our new after school program.
 
Have a BLAST at the Library
Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm
September 21 - December 7, 2021
Ages 6-12



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

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Adult & Child Book Club

Thursday, November 18, 2021
6:30-7:30 pm
Ages 8-12 with an adult

Read the book before the program and join us for activities, discussion, and snacks.
 
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
by Dusti Bowling
 
Limited spaces available - registration will open Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
 
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NERF Battle

 
Friday, November 26,
5:00-6:00 pm - ages 9-12
6:30-7:30 pm - ages 13-16


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.
Limited spaces available - registration will open Monday, November 1, 2021.

Youth & Adult Programs

Craft Night

This will be run as a take home kit, limited kits will be made. Register to ensure you get one.
Zoom meeting available as an option to be creative together.
 
String Art
Thursday, October 21, 2021
6:30-8:00 pm
Ages teen & adult

Get crafty at the library and make some fun home décor out of simple push pins and string!
 
You do not need to come as a pair, individual teens or adults are welcome.

registration will open Monday, September 27, 2021.
 

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NERF Battle

Friday, November 26,
5:00-6:00 pm - ages 9-12
6:30-7:30 pm - ages 13-16


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.
Limited spaces available - registration will open Monday, November 1, 2021.

Adult Book Club

Please join us to discuss our monthly book selection.

Meet via Zoom on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

Ask at the library to be put on the email list if you'd like to receive the 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.

Look for the Bonnyville Library Book Club group on Facebook.

 

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