Fort St. James Bicentennial Library Notes

February is Amnesty Month

February is Amnesty Month

February is Amnesty Month at the Fort St. James Bicentennial Library! Fines will be forgiven on any overdue items returned to the library during the month of February 2011, so take advantage of this opportunity to return your long overdue items free of charge and place your library account back in good standing. You can bring the items in to our circulation desk or return them in our blue drop box located outside the library entrance.

Tiny Tots @ Your Library

The winter session of Tiny Tots @ Your Library is now underway and will continue every Thursday morning from 10 to 11:30 a.m. until March 17, 2011. This is a parent-child group program which includes rhymes, songs, and stories. It is designed for children from birth to 3 years and their caregivers, but older siblings are welcome to join in as well. The program is free of charge. Registration is encouraged but drop-ins are also welcome. A snack is provided for the children. Studies have shown that early literacy programs such as Tiny Tots @ Your Library help to increase a child’s developmental readiness for entering the school system.

Spanish Lessons

If you are interested in taking Spanish lessons, please contact the Fort St. James Bicentennial Library staff for more information at (250) 996-7431. Beginner’s Conversational Spanish classes will begin on February 2, 2011 and will continue every Wednesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the library during the month of February. Registration is required. These lessons are free of charge. Watch for posters in the library announcing free Spanish lessons taking place in future months.

Book Club

Looking for some social interaction with other adults? Why not join the Book Club which meets once a month at the Fort St. James Bicentennial Library? Bring your favourite book to share with the group. For more information contact Kay Dean at (250) 996-7071 or email to kathadean@hotmail.com.

Winter Reading Suggestions

With winter in full swing it’s time to cuddle up with your favourite blanket and a great book from the Fort St. James Bicentennial Library. For Jack Higgins fans we have his newest novel The Judas Gate for your enjoyment. Those of you who love Janet Evanovich will be entertained by her newest release Wicked Appetite. You can also check out the bestsellers Room by Emma Donoghue or The Help by Kathryn Stockett. However, if you prefer a true story, why not check out The Rescue of Belle and Sundance: A Miracle on Mount Renshaw by Birgit Stutz, with Lawrence Scanlan, which is a story set in our own beautiful province of British Columbia. Stock up for your winter reading pleasure at the Fort St. James Bicentennial Library!

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