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February 2023 Newsletter

The Winter Reading Contest Continues this month!

 January 1 – February 28, 2023

Information will continue to be available at the Library

This winter’s theme, Adventure Awaits at the Library, can take you anywhere you want to go! Starting on January 1, you can submit your reading minutes online to be entered for a Grand Prize – there are two Kobo e-readers to be won by our older readers and a Yoto Mini for our younger ones.

You can also participate in other draws and contests like Friday 15 and the Snow Art Contest,

WELCOME!

We would like to welcome our newest staff member -  Library Clerk Paige Kuntz. 

CAN YOU HELP US?

If you took your baby to the Kitscoty Health Unit in the last year, you probably received a Books for Newborns cinch bag that contained two boardbooks and literacy information. This program, organized by the Kitscoty Library,  is, in part, possible because of grants.  In order to continue the program we need some quick feedback from recipients. We would appreciate a short email to librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca that shares whether the books and/ or literature were enjoyed and /or beneficial  OR, if you prefer, we have a 4 question survey you can complete on our website:www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca .  Thank you for helping us ensure that the Books for Newborns program continues!

We always look forward to seeing you at the Library!

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca       

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

Face Book Page:  Kitscoty Public Library

January 2023 Newsletter

JANUARY is the Beginning of the Winter Reading Contest

 

This winter’s theme, Adventure Awaits at the Library, can take you anywhere you want to go! Starting on January 1, you can submit your reading minutes online to be entered for a Grand Prize – there are two Kobo e-readers to be won by our older readers and a Yoto Mini for our younger ones.

You can also participate in other draws and contests like Friday 15 and the Snow Art Contest,

 

 January 1 – February 28, 2023

Information will be available at the Library



We always look forward to seeing you at the Library!



“The Living Room of Our Community”

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca                 

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

December 2022 Newlsletter

As we come to the holiday season the Kitscoty Public Library Board would like to wish all a very Merry Christmas and a Fantastic New Year!

Your support through 2022 was so greatly appreciated. Here’s hoping that 2023 will bring new books and new programming for everyone to enjoy.

A reminder that memberships are free so be sure to pick yours up so you can enjoy all resources that we have to offer!

Public Hours:

Monday & Fridays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  Tuesdays toThursdays from 1:00pm - 7:30pm

 

Please note that we will be closed through the Christmas holidays from

 December 23/22 - January 8/23

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”


Website: www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca       

Email Address: librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

                                              Facebook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

November 2022 Newsletter

Our hours are:

Tuesday to Thursdays   4:00 - 7:30pm

 

(If weather causes us to have to close during the winter months we notify by a post on our Facebook page.)

 

Programming:

We are hoping to soon start offering programming again but ask for your patience as we navigate putting it together again.  All classes will be posted on our Facebook Page and pre-registration is required so that class size can be monitored and preparations can be made.  Classes will not run with less than 3 and cancellation will also be posted on Facebook.

 

A reminder that Library memberships are FREE - all you need to do is come in and fill out a registration and you have access to all our services both in the Library and online. 

 

If you need any assistance of any kind contact us through any of the methods below and we will do our best to help you out!

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca       

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

October 2022 Newsletter

A reminder that our hours are as follows:

Tuesday to Thursdays   4:00 - 7:30pm

 

The Reading Contest winners:

Terrarium - Josie G.                                          Trick Lock - Katie W.

Veterinary Set - Cleo S.                                    Crystal Hedgehog - Huxton O.

Quick Knit Loom - Emilio S.                               Lava Lamp - Tucker S.

Zoom Helicopter - Blake H.                               SkateBoard - Marlin J.

Hang Glider - Parker S.                                    Dinosaur Dig - Isaac C.

Art Kit - Brynn W.                                            Badminton Set - Masyn K.

Balloon Kit - Antonio S.                                    Tent - Garrett H.

 

Is there any kind of programming that you would like to see at the Library? Let us know!

If you need any assistance of any kind contact us through any of the methods below and we will do our best to help you out!

 

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca     

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

September 2022 Newsletter

The Library is ready to fall back to our regular activities!

 

Our hours will be returning to the following:

Tuesday to Thursdays   4:00 - 7:30pm

 

We would like to thank all those that supported and attended our Summer Programming! We would also like to thank our summer staff - Jennifer Miller and Annika Gelich for putting together an Enchanting summer. 

 

The Reading Contest winners will be announced following our Sept 8th Board meeting so watch on Facebook for the list of winners!

 

Also watch for more information after our September 8th Board meeting as programming and activities are set up. We will be continuing with our online registration through our Webpage and making notifications on our Facebook Page.

 

If you need any assistance of any kind contact us through any of the methods below and we will do our best to help you out!

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca       

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

August 2022 Newsletter

Summer Hours Reminder 

August 1 - 25

Tuesdays - Thursdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm 

     

August 30 - Sept 1

      Tuesdays - Thursdays 4:00 - 7:30 pm

 

Summer Program 

Our Summer Program “An Enchanted Summer” continues until August 18th.  There is no cost and as last year,  weekly pre-registration must be done in advance.   Registration can be found and completed online on our website -  https://www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca/programming-activities

Wednesday   1:00pm – 3:30pm - Ages 4 - 8 

Thursday   1:00 pm – 3:30pm – Ages 9 - 12 

Our reading contest will run from July 1 - August 31! Reading forms and rules are available at the Library. Our fantastic prizes can also be viewed in the library. The draw will be held September 8th. 

 

Summer Survey

If you have had children in the summer program please take time to fill out the survey. This will help us not only with planning but with funding opportunities for future programming. 

https://forms.gle/KUXjzHQ949hRJekt5

 

We always look forward to seeing you at the Library! 

“The Living Room of Our Community” 

Website: www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

Email Address: librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca 

Facebook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

July 2022 Newsletter

Summer Is Here !!!!!!! 

Summer Hours       July - August 

Tuesdays - Thursdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm 

Closed July 22 - August 1 

      

     We would like to welcome our Summer Staff!

Jennifer Miller - Summer Library Assistant/Program Coordinator

Annika Gelch - Assistant Program Coordinator

Brianne Willes - Library Clerk

 

Summer Program 

Our Summer Program “An Enchanted Summer” Is up and running this year! We hope you are as      excited as we are!! There is no cost and as last year,  weekly pre-registration must be done in advance.   Registration can be found and completed online on our website -  https://www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca/programming-activities

Wednesday   1:00pm – 3:30pm - Ages 4 - 8 

Thursday   1:00 pm – 3:30pm – Ages 9 - 12 

Our reading contest will run from July 1 - August 31! Reading forms and rules are available at the Library. Our fantastic prizes can also be viewed in the library. The draw will be held September 8th. 

We always look forward to seeing you at the Library! 

“The Living Room of Our Community” 

Website: www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

Email Address: librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca 

Facebook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

June 2022 Newsletter

Are you ready for Summer?   Preparations are underway for Summer Programming at the Library. Applications for Summer Staff will be closing on June 8 and programming information will be available shortly after on our Facebook Page and Website.

 

PROGRAMMING

Drop-in knitting and crocheting will continue between 4 and 7:30 pm on Public Library days until the end of June. Come and sit and work on a project or have Arlene give you some guidance with problems that you run into.

 

If you have any ideas for things you would like to see for programming in the fall let us know. Are you interested in a Book Club? Does bringing your kids to a Story Time sound good? Are there workshops or speakers you would be interested in? What kind of Crafts would you like to learn and do? Let us know by message on our Facebook Page or through the website.

 

NEW BOOKS

Did you know that we have been getting lots of new books at the Library? There is something new for every age group.  Fiction and nonfiction -  Check it out!  

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Just a reminder that memberships to the Public Library are free for Village residents and members of the surrounding area. Your membership can be used to take out both physical and digital material. Your membership can be used at other Libraries as you travel during the summer. And your membership can get you access to a variety of resources that can be found on our website.  

If you need assistance be sure to ask our staff for assistance or send us a message on Facebook or through the website.

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”


Website: www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca       

Email Address: librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca 

                                            Facebook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

May 2022 Newsletter

We are on the home stretch to summer! Preparations are underway for Summer Programming at the Library. Summer Staff Advertisements are starting to go out so if you are interested in any of our open positions make sure you put your application in. 

 

PROGRAMMING

Mark your calendars for Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 pm! While we wait for summer we want to build on the excitement and offer a few evenings of programming starting May 4th.  Facebook will let you know what we are doing and you can register online. Participation is limited so watch the advertisements to keep up to date.

 

We are also excited to be offering drop-in knitting and crocheting any time during public hours. Come and sit and work on a project or have Arlene give you some guidance with problems that you run into.

 

If you have any ideas for things you would like to see for programming let us know. Are you interested in a Book Club? Does bringing your kids to a Story Time sound good? Are there workshops or speakers you would be interested in? What kind of Crafts would you like to learn and do?  



“The Living Room of Our Community”


Website: www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca       

Email Address: librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca 

                                            Facebook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

April 2022 Newsletter

Can you feel Spring arriving!  The sunshine and warmer temperatures are on their way. While we may see little bits of snow, it will soon melt. Maybe it is time to go to the library to find ideas for your yard or garden projects. Or maybe you still want to curl up and enjoy those last few novels before you get busy outside. Either way, we have you covered with the books in our collection or those that you can order in on TRAC. If you are not familiar with TRAC our staff can help you out.

 

STAFFING POSITION

We were pleased to see the overwhelming number of applicants for the Library Clerk position we advertised for. Please don’t be discouraged if you were not called for an interview, we will be posting to hire for our summer positions closer to June.

 

PROGRAMMING

We are also excited to be preparing to begin in person programming after Easter break. We will be using the same online registration as we used for our summer programming watch on Facebook for links being posted and class details.

We are also excited to begin offering drop-in knitting and crocheting any time during public hours. Come and sit and work on a project or have Arlene give you some guidance with problems that you run into.


“The Living Room of Our Community”


Website: www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca       

Email Address: librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca 

                                            Facebook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

March 2022 Newsletter

This newsletter, while put together prior to March 1, is hoping that we have moved into the much anticipated stage of all restrictions being lifted and a more normal operation of the Public Library!

We still strongly encourage that if you are not feeling well that you postpone your visit to the library. Handsanitizer will still be available for use for those entering the library and if you still wish to wear masks please feel comfortable continuing to do so. (If perchance restrictions do not lift please watch Facebook for updates)

 

NEW BOARD MEMBER

The current Board of Ellen Frank (Chair), Anne Gordon (Sec), Sue Aldrich (Treas), Daryl Frank (Village Rep), Tracey Earl-Wolfe, Miranda Drew, and Richelle Swyripa would like you to join us in welcoming Heather Pynten as our newest Board member. 

 

STAFFING POSITION

The Public Library has a Library Clerk position open. Please see our ad on Facebook.

 

PROGRAMMING

We are also excited to be preparing to begin in person programming in April! As we get closer you will begin seeing postings on Facebook.



“The Living Room of Our Community”


Website: www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca       

Email Address: librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

Facebook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

February 2022 Newsletter

Restrictions put in place by the Province will continue to apply: 

No more than 4 patrons at a time will be allowed into the library. If you are concerned with how many are inside you may phone ahead.  Upon entering the library everyone is required to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer and to maintain a 2 meter distance between any one outside of your household.  Curbside pick up will continue to be an option as well. If you have any symptoms please postpone your visit to the library until you are symptom free.

 

Programming

We continue to navigate through restrictions so for the next little while we will continue to provide curbside craft kits. Watch on our FaceBook page to see what is available.

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website: www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca       

Email Address: librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca 

Facebook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

January 2022 Newsletter

Restrictions put in place by the Province will continue to apply: 

No more than 4 patrons at a time will be allowed into the library. If you are concerned with how many are inside you may phone ahead.  Upon entering the library everyone is required to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer and to maintain a 2 meter distance between any one outside of your household.  Curbside pick up will continue to be an option as well. If you have any symptoms please postpone your visit to the library until you are symptom free.

 

Programming

We continue to navigate through restrictions so for the next little while we will continue to provide curbside craft kits. Watch on our FaceBook page to see what is available.

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website: www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca       

Email Address: librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca 

Facebook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

December 2021 Newsletter

As we come to the holiday season we would like to wish all a very Merry Christmas and a Brighter New Year!

Your support through the past year as we navigated through the unknown and uncertainties was so greatly appreciated. Here’s hoping that 2022 will bring new books and new programming for everyone to enjoy!

However for now - Restrictions put in place by the Province will continue to apply: 

No more than 4 patrons at a time will be allowed into the library. If you are concerned with how many are inside you may phone ahead.  Upon entering the library everyone is required to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer and to maintain a 2 meter distance between any one outside of your household.  Curbside pick up will continue to be an option as well. If you have any symptoms please postpone your visit to the library until you are symptom free.

 

Programming

We will continue to provide curbside craft kits. Watch on our FaceBook page to see what is available and any updates.

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”


Website: www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca       

Email Address: librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca 

Facebook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

November 2021 Newsletter

 

Restrictions put in place by the Province will continue to apply: 

No more than 4 patrons at a time will be allowed into the library. If you are concerned with how many are inside you may phone ahead.  Upon entering the library everyone is required to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer and to maintain a 2 meter distance between any one outside of your household.  Curbside pick up will continue to be an option as well. If you have any symptoms please postpone your visit to the library until you are symptom free.

 

Programming

We continue to navigate through restrictions so for the next little while we will continue to provide curbside craft kits. Watch on our FaceBook page to see what is available.

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website: www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca        Email Address: librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca                                              Facebook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

October 2021 Newsletter

 

Well, the doors are still open however as per the restrictions put in place by the Province for September 20 the following will apply: 

No more than 4 patrons at a time will be allowed into the library. If you are concerned with how many are inside you may phone ahead.  Upon entering the library everyone is required to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer and to maintain a 2 meter distance between any one outside of your household.  Curbside pick up will continue to be an option as well. If you have any symptoms please postpone your visit to the library until you are symptom free.

Summer Reading Contest

Here is the list of winners from our Lego Summer Reading Contest:

Lego City Arctic Mobile Exploration Base Set - Ryley L.

   Lego Ninjago Set - Adrian B. Lego Technics Set - Emilio H.

            Uni Kitty Set - Hailey W.         Lego Jurassic Park Set - Drayson L.

               Lego Friends Set - Jenna B.

 

CONGRATULATIONS!  Keep Reading and watch for our Reading Contest next summer!

 

Programming

While we were looking forward to beginning programming again, the Board has decided to postpone for the time being. We are hoping to begin curbside pick up of craft kits. Once we are ready to begin we will post their availability here!

Board Member 

The Library is looking for a person to fill a spot on our Board. We meet 4 times a year and all you need is a passion for the library and thoughts and ideas to share! If you would be interested or have any questions about the position please contact Chairperson Ellen Frank at 780-846-2974. 

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website: www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca 

Email Address: librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca 

Facebook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

 

September 2021 Newsletter

 

We will be monitoring the Covid restrictions and place any necessary precautions in place if the need arises. But as of right now …..

The Library is up and running for the coming year!

 

Our hours will be returning to the following:

Tuesday to Thursdays   4:00 - 7:30pm

And we welcome back our Regular Staff - Arlene Lane and Brianna Tabish.

 

We will be meeting to determine what our programming will look like. 

Watch for more information after September 9th on our Facebook Page. It will be a little different …. We will be continuing with our online registration through our Webpage and making notifications on our Facebook Page.

 

We would like to thank all those that supported and attended our Summer Programming! We would also like to thank our summer staff - Shaelynn Tabish, Alecia McDonald and Brianna Tabish for putting together a summer full of fun and Art. 

 

The Reading Contest winners will be announced following our Sept 9th Board meeting so watch on Facebook for the list of winners!

Board Member 

The Library is looking for a person to fill a spot on our Board. We meet 5 times a year and all you need is a passion for the library and thoughts and ideas to share! If you would be interested or have any questions about the position please contact Chairperson Ellen Frank at 780-846-2974. 

 

If you need any assistance of any kind contact us through any of the methods below and we will do our best to help you out!



“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca       

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

August 2021 Newsletter

 

WE ARE OPEN !!!!!!! 

There are no more restrictions to entering the library. We will continue to have hand sanitizer available for those that wish and masks are optional for those who would feel safer. 

Summer Hours 

July - August 

Tuesdays - Thursdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm 

Closed July 26 - 30 

Closed August 24 - 26 

Summer Program 

Our Summer Program “Oh The Fun We Can Have” Is able to be up and running this year! We hope you are as excited as we are!! There is no cost and weekly pre-registration must be done in advance. Registration can be found and completed online on our website. 

Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:30pm - Ages 4 - 8 

Thursday 1:00 pm – 3:30pm – Ages 9 - 12 

Our reading contest will run from July 1 - August 31! Reading forms and rules are available at the Library. Our fantastic prizes can also be viewed in the library. The draw will be held September 9th. 

Board Member 

The Library is looking for a person to fill a spot on our Board. We meet 5 times a year and all you need is a passion for the library and thoughts and ideas to share! If you would be interested or have any questions about the position please contact Chairperson Ellen Frank at 780-846-2974. 

We always look forward to seeing you at the Library! 

“The Living Room of Our Community” 

Website: www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

Email Address: librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

Facebook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

July 2021 Newsletter

 

WE ARE OPEN !!!!!!! 

There are no more restrictions to entering the library. We will continue to have hand sanitizer available for those that wish and masks are optional for those who would feel safer. 

Summer Hours 

July - August 

Tuesdays - Thursdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm 

Closed July 26 - 30 

Closed August 24 - 26 

Summer Program 

Our Summer Program “Oh The Fun We Can Have” Is able to be up and running this year! We hope you are as excited as we are!! There is no cost and weekly pre-registration must be done in advance. Registration can be found and completed online on our website. 

Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:30pm - Ages 4 - 8 

Thursday 1:00 pm – 3:30pm – Ages 9 - 12 

Our reading contest will run from July 1 - August 31! Reading forms and rules are available at the Library. Our fantastic prizes can also be viewed in the library. The draw will be held September 9th. 

Board Member 

The Library is looking for a person to fill a spot on our Board. We meet 5 times a year and all you need is a passion for the library and thoughts and ideas to share! If you would be interested or have any questions about the position please contact Chairperson Ellen Frank at 780-846-2974. 

We always look forward to seeing you at the Library! 

“The Living Room of Our Community” 

 

Website: www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

Email Address: librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca 

Facebook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

June 2021 Newsletter

 

The Library is carefully watching and following the Alberta’s Open for Business Summer Plan. If the province reaches 60% vaccination levels and has less than 500 hospitalizations the Library will be able to open Mid to late June at ⅓ of our occupancy levels. Until then we will be continuing with our current operation standards. 

This will be our last month of CURBSIDE PROGRAMMING. We will have kits available to pick up during Public Library hours and pictures with instructions will be posted on Facebook. 

We will be meeting this month to determine what our summer programming will look like. While it looks like we should be back to near normal there is much to consider while making our plans. Please watch the Facebook page and Village sites for information after June 15 so see what the Library looks like for Summer 2021.

If you need any assistance of any kind contact us through any of the methods below and we will do our best to help you out!

Stay safe and healthy!

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca       

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

May 2021 Newsletter

 

Libraries were ordered to again close to public access last month but we are able to continue with “curbside” pick up during Public Hours on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 - 7:30 pm. 

 

If you are having trouble accessing services online it may be that your card needs to be renewed or you have overdue items that have blocked your card. Phone the librarian and she will be able to help you out with these issues.

 

CURBSIDE PROGRAMMING will also be continuing. We will have kits available to pick up during Public Library hours. There will be a new kit available each month. If you want to know what the monthly kit will be look on Facebook! We will be attempting to post pictures and instructions there as well as with the kits. (Hopefully in the not too distant future on our Website as well.)

 

If you need any assistance of any kind contact us through any of the methods below and we will do our best to help you out!

 

Stay safe and healthy!

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca       

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021

Newsletter


Libraries were granted limited opening under Step 2 and we will be continuing to offer in person access for up to 4 people at a time on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 - 7:30 pm. 

 

You can continue to order and pick books up on one of the evenings that we are open if you prefer as well..

 

If you are having trouble accessing services online it may be that your card needs to be renewed or you have overdue items that have blocked your card. Phone the librarian and she will be able to help you out with these issues.

 

CURBSIDE PROGRAMMING will be available starting this month. We will have kits available to pick up during Public Library hours. There will be a new kit available each month. If you want to know what the monthly kit will be look on Facebook! We will be attempting to post pictures and instructions there as well as with the kits. (Hopefully in the not too distant future on our Website as well.)

 

If you need any assistance of any kind contact us through any of the methods below and we will do our best to help you out!

 

Stay safe and healthy!

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca       

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

 

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

September 2020 Newsletter

 

Summer is now fading as we prepare for the fall and new hours and operations. While things have improved a little we are still not back to what we used to call normal. The following will advise you as to what things will look like at the library as we begin the fall season.

 

PLEASE READ AND KEEP HANDY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN AS YOU PREPARE TO COME TO THE LIBRARY

 

STARTING SEPTEMBER 9/20

 

ENTRANCE TO THE LIBRARY WILL ONLY BE THROUGH THE OUTSIDE ACCESS AT THE NORTH END OF THE SCHOOL

 

WE WILL BE OPEN WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS FROM 5:00 - 7:30 PM. THIS IS NOT BY APPOINTMENT.

 

THERE WILL BE A LIMIT OF 4 INDIVIDUAL OR A FAMILY GROUP AT ONE TIME IN ORDER TO FOLLOW SPACING REQUIREMENTS.  

 

A COVID-19 QUESTIONAIRE WILL NEED TO BE FILLED OUT UPON ENTERING THE LIBRARY. IF ANY ANSWERS ARE YES YOU MAY BE ASKED TO COME ANOTHER TIME (YOU CAN FIND A COPY ON OUR WEBSITE)

 

MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE WORN BY ANYONE ENTERING THE LIBRARY.

 

WASHROOMS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.



We know that these procedures are different and we would like to thank you for  your patience and willingness to work with us. As always if you have any questions please contact us through FaceBook or our email address.

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca                 

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

 

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

August 2020 Newsletter


Just a reminder of our opening procedures now that we are able to open under the Provinces Phase 2 opening. 

 

However please note that we will not be open during the two week period of August 24 - September 4, 2020. (This is to accommodate the school as they prepare for the school year.) We will be holding a virtual Library Board meeting on August 20 to prepare for the fall.

 

AUGUST 1 - 21, 2020

WE WILL BE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY ON TUESDAYS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 12 NOON AND 7PM FOR ONE FAMILY AT A TIME. WHILE WE ARE NOT DISCOURAGING CHILDREN IN THE LIBRARY WE REQUEST THAT THEY SHOULD AT ALL TIMES BE CLOSE TO AN ADULT.

 

APPOINTMENTS WILL BE SET FOR 20 MINUTES. THIS TIME WILL BE FOR YOU TO BROWSE, SELECT AND CHECK OUT MATERIAL. AFTER EVERY PATRON LEAVES THE STAFF WILL THEN TAKE TIME TO SANITIZE BEFORE THE NEXT APPOINTMENT. WE REQUEST THAT IF YOU ARRIVE EARLY THAT YOU WAIT IN YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL YOUR ALLOTTED TIME.

 

WASHROOMS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.

 

MASKS WILL NOT BE MANDATORY BUT ARE CERTAINLY WELCOME TO BE WORN.

 

YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT THE LIBRARY THROUGH OUR INBOX ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.  PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IF YOU ARE SICK OR HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS TO STAY HOME, CONTACT THE STAFF AS TO YOUR CANCELLATION AND IF YOU WISH YOU CAN REBOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT.

 

We know that these procedures are different and we would like to thank you for  your patience and willingness to work with us during the summer. We will keep the community informed when we can return to our regular library operations.

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca                 

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

July 2020 Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!


With Public Libraries on the list of facilities able to open in Phase 2, KITSCOTY PUBLIC LIBRARY is pleased to announce that we will be opening BUT with some changes to make it safe for both patrons and staff. The following will be our operation hours and procedures for the months of July and August (beginning July 7)

 

WE WILL BE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY ON TUESDAYS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 12 NOON AND 7PM FOR ONE FAMILY AT A TIME. WHILE WE ARE NOT DISCOURAGING CHILDREN IN THE LIBRARY WE REQUEST THAT THEY SHOULD AT ALL TIMES BE CLOSE TO AN ADULT.

 

APPOINTMENTS WILL BE SET FOR 20 MINUTES. THIS TIME WILL BE FOR YOU TO BROWSE, SELECT AND CHECK OUT MATERIAL. AFTER EVERY PATRON LEAVES THE STAFF WILL THEN TAKE TIME TO SANITIZE BEFORE THE NEXT APPOINTMENT. WE REQUEST THAT IF YOU ARRIVE EARLY THAT YOU WAIT IN YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL YOUR ALLOTTED TIME.

 

WASHROOMS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.

 

MASKS WILL NOT BE MANDATORY BUT ARE CERTAINLY WELCOME TO BE WORN.

 

YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT THE LIBRARY THROUGH OUR INBOX ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.  PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IF YOU ARE SICK OR HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS TO STAY HOME, CONTACT THE STAFF AS TO YOUR CANCELLATION AND IF YOU WISH YOU CAN REBOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT.

 

Interlibrary loans are still unavailable. We will notify everyone when they are available again. Until then only books within our library are available to check out and can be reserved with your library card ahead of time if you wish.

 

We know that these procedures are different and we would like to thank you for  your patience and willingness to work with us during the summer. We will keep the community informed when we can return to our regular library operations.

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca                 

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

June 2020 Newsletter


We hope that you are all continuing to keep safe and healthy! 

 

Unfortunately due to the “gatherings” mandate of Provincial Health and recommendations from the Public Library Services Branch we will continue to be closed and are cancelling all summer programming.

 

Please make sure that you contact us through our FB page if you have any needs or questions. We will be more than happy to assist you as best as we can.

 

Be sure to continue to keep up with all the resources and activities that are offered online FREE with your Library Membership.  There are SOOOO many things offered and we will endeavor to keep you informed via Facebook and the Website.

 

We look forward to when we will be able to service you in person but in the meantime - 

 

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe and Keep Reading!

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca                 

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

May 2020 Newsletter


We hope that you are all keeping safe and healthy! 

 

Are you taking time to keep up with all the resources and activities that are offered online FREE with your Library Membership? There are SOOOO many things offered so keep up to date via Facebook and the Website.

 

If you have any questions or need help with anything please contact us through the Facebook Page and we can help you out or direct you to a site that can. 

 

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe and keep reading!

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca                 

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

 

April 2020 Newsletter



Who would have thought that this is how April 2020 would look!

 

Do to the Covid 19 Pandemic the Public Library will be closed until further notice

 

Life Long Learning, Coffee Time Tech Tips, Book Club and all other programming are suspended until further notice

 

However DO keep up with various ways you can stay connected with the Library and Literacy by watching posts on the Facebook Page and on the Web Site. If you have any questions or need help with anything please contact us through the Facebook Page and we can help you out or direct you to a site that can. 

 

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe and keep reading!

 

“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca                 

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library



March 2020 Newsletter


Life Long Learning

March and April are craft months at the Library. March will be Woven CD Suncatchers, Wooden Spoon Garden Markers, Paint Pour and Bird House/Bird Feeders. Go to the Face book page to register. Classes will have limited spots and some have age restrictions. 

 

Coffee Time Tech Tips

Reminder that CLASS is hosting weekly Tech Tip classes at the Public Library each Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:30 am. You need to register through CLASS to attend. Topics this month will be: Mar 4- Contacts, Calendars and Face Time, Mar 11 & 18- Organizing Photos and Mar 25- Using the Internet.

 

Book Club

Book Club will be March 12th this month.  Books being read are “Calypso” by David Sedaris, “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens and “My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises” by Fredrick Backman.

 

We always look forward to seeing you at the Library!


“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca                 

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library



February 2020 Newsletter

 

Winter Reading Contest  - “Snow Many Books!”

 January 1 – February 29, 2020

Reading Forms and Information will be available from the Library.

 

This is open to all ages Kindergarten to Adult.  Take time to read a minimum of 5 hours for 12 and under and 7 hours if you are over 12. Enter to win. Prizes will be drawn for through the Northern Lights Library System from entries collected and submitted through our local library!

 

Life Long Learning

Crochet/Knitting/Looming lessons are running all this month. Crochet lessons are full, but there is still space for knitting and looming. Let us know on the Facebook page if you are interested in registering for either of these. Lessons will run for the month of February. Evenings are all drop-in at $2 per evening. Kits can be purchased for $5 if needed or bring your own project.

 

Adult Book Club

Contact the Librarian for more information as to meeting dates. The Books to be discussed each month can be found on the Facebook Page as well!

 

Coffee Time Tech Tips 

These sessions are put on in conjunction with CLASS. They will run on Wednesday mornings from Feb 12 - Apr 22 at 10:30 am. Check out our Facebook Page or Website  for more information.

 

We always look forward to seeing you at the Library!


“The Living Room of Our Community”

 

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca                 

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page: Kitscoty Public Library

January 2020 Newsletter


JANUARY is the Beginning of the Winter Reading Contest

AND 

JANUARY - Family Literacy Day!

 

Winter Reading Contest  

January 2 – February 29, 2020

Reading Forms and Information will be available at the Library.

This is open to all ages Kindergarten to Adult.  Take time to read a minimum of 5 hours for 12 and under and 7 hours if you are over 12. Enter to win. Prizes will be drawn through the Northern Lights Library System from entries collected and submitted through system libraries.

 

Family Literacy Day - Mark January 28th as WE CELEBRATE LITERACY DAY with a Teddy Bear Picnic and Sleepover. Bring your child ages 4 - 12 to do crafts, stories and games with their favorite “Teddy Bear”. Bears will have the option to sleepover at the Library and can be picked up the next day.

 

Rhymes That Bind

A new session will be starting at the end of January. Please follow Facebook for more information.

 

Book Club

Book Club is currently reading “The Testament” and “The Handmaids Tale” both by Margaret Atwood.  Contact the Librarian for more information on the dates and times to meet.

 

Life Long Learning

We will be beginning Crochet, Knitting and Looming sessions on January 15. These sessions will run through to February 26. All levels are welcome. We will have instructors for all each night or you can just drop in to get help with a current project. Cost will be $2/evening and project kits will cost $5 each. Register at the Library or on Facebook.

 

We always look forward to seeing you at the Library!


“The Living Room of Our Community”

Website:  www.kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca               

Email Address:  librarian@kitscotypubliclibrary.ab.ca

FaceBook Page:  Kitscoty Public Library