News from the library

There is a lot going on at the Fort St. James Bicentennial Library these days...

March 22 was the last Community Games Night for winter 2012/2013.

The final attendance figure was 143. Thanks to the many people who helped and all those families and individuals who came out.

We will look at starting up Community Game Night again for the winter 2013/2014 season. The next big set of events will center around this year’s Summer Reading Club.

This year’s the theme is: Up, Up and Away and will provide fun times for kids over the summer months while encouraging them to keep reading while school is out.

Various events are in the planning stages and will take place throughout the summer months. More information to come via our website and Facebook. The book sale that took place on the library mezzanine between March 7 and 9 was a success, raising $581.

We are grateful for the many volunteers who helped make this possible as well as those who donated books and came out to pick up some great deals.

Of course you don’t need to wait for a book sale to get a good previously owned book as we always have a book cart loaded with sale items near the entrance.

The prices make it worth your time to look over the selection whenever you come into the library.

While at the clinic or elsewhere you may have noticed some books floating around the community with Reading-Without-Rules labels.

The Reading Without Rules program is funded by the North Central Library Federation and is intended to make reading opportunities widely available to anyone and everyone in the community.

If you see a book so labeled feel free to take it with you and pass it on to others when you are finished. You may drop them off at the library, of course, but it’s even better to pass them on or leave them in a convenient place for others to find.  A selection of titles means both adults and children may participate.  So keep your eyes open and you may have a chance do some reading without rules!

The District of Fort St. James has donated a selection of books which will be of interest to small business, tourism, community groups and anyone else looking to hold meetings, do some planning or start a project.

Once the new titles are ready to be borrowed they will be available to everyone.

Some of the many titles made available through this donation are: The Project Management Toolkit, Toward Sustainable Communities, Canadian Small Business Kit for Dummies, Bookkeepers’ Boot Camp and Small Town Rules.  Thanks to Emily Colombo for providing these materials to the community.

The library is presently acquiring graphic novels and DVDs for two new collections we’re developing in response to public demand.  These collections will be rolled out when we have purchased and processed enough materials. Please let us know if there are any titles or series you’d like to see. We are making a wish list and hope you may have some good suggestions. We will also consider donations of such materials in good condition.

Fort St. James Public Library is also recruiting volunteers. Anyone interested can drop off a resume or talk to the head librarian Wayne. High school students, adults and seniors are welcome to apply.

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