Bonnyville Municipal Library COVID-19 update

Dear Library Patrons, Please know that we are working through the changes that have been announced regarding the Emergency Health Measures from the Alberta government on the evening of Sept 15,2021. Any changes to the library will be effective Sept 20,2021. We will communicate any changes to you by social media and our webpage as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

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.

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

String Art
Thursday, October 21, 2021
6:30-8:00 pm
Ages teen & adult

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

Limited spaces available - 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

Meet at the library on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm - a virtual meeting option is available.

 

Please join us to discuss our monthly book selection.

Book Club members will have the books ordered for them 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 2021:

 

January 5 - Before We Were Yours – by Lisa Wingate

February 2 - Every Last One – by Anna Quindlen

March 2 - Then She Was Gone – by Lisa Jewell

April 6 - The Ocean At The End Of The Lane – by Neil Gaiman

May 4 - Starlight – by Richard Wagamese

June 1 - I’ll Be Gone In The Dark – by Michelle McNamara

September 14 - Flight Behavior – by Barbera Kingsolver (one week late due to Labour Day & school starting)

October 5 - Three Day Road – by Joseph Boyden

November 2 - Women Talking – by Miriam Toews

December 7 - A Painted House – by John Grisham

 

 

Have book suggestions for the 2022 reading list? Send them to the programmer under Contact Us