Library Corner – Week of July 2, 2018

Updated 2018/06/25

Summer Reading Club

“Under the Sea” is underway.  Join the Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for free activities, reading, snacks, games and more.  The Club is open to all children five to twelve years of age.  Visitors to the area are most welcome.  This is a drop-in program, so please join us whenever you are able.  If you have any questions, please stop by the Library or give us a call at (204)345-2653.

Mark your calendars! Special Balloon Workshop Thursday July 26th, and the Space Dome Wind-Up Thursday, August 16th.

 What’s New?

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children, whose goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to Canadians.  The Centre, with funds from a generous grant from the Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation, has donated six storybooks to this Library.  These books include:

  • Hooty Knows: reinforces adult supervision to promote safety and replaces the outdated language of “stranger danger;”
  • Cosmo Trusts his Instincts: teaches children to recognize the body’s responses to danger;
  • Baxter Bunny Brings his Buddies: children learn to increase their safety by using the buddy system;
  • Teatree’s Keep and Speak Secrets and Makoons’ Keep and Speak Secrets: teach children the difference between safe and unsafe secrets; and finally,
  • Tulee Means Business; helps teach children about assertiveness and personal boundaries.

Enjoy these books and many more new children’s books ready just in time for Reading Club.

Junior readers will enjoy a new series “The Map to Everywhere” by Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis.  To master thief Fin, an orphan from the murky pirate world of Khaznot Quay, the Map is the key to finding his mother.  To Arizona schoolgirl Marrill, it’s her only way home after getting stranded on the Pirate Stream, the magical waterway that connects all of creation.  With the help of a bumbling wizard and his crew, they must hunt through unforgettable worlds to gather the pieces of the Map before a sinister figure can use it to destroy everything they hold dear.

Bowling Alley Bandit is a “Who Donut” mystery and the first book in The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut.  Geronimo Stilton is back in Cyber-Thief Showdown; and from Marvel, based on the movie we have Spider-Man HomecomingThe Junior Novel.

For adult reading enjoyment Anna Freeman presents The Fair Fight – In late eighteenth-century England, two very different women, Ruth, who fights bare-knuckled in the prize rings of Bristol, and Charlotte, a wealthy aristocrat have a life-changing encounter that helps them to discover the power of their own strength.  Robyn Carr takes us back to Sullivan’s Crossing with The Family Gathering.

The Cottage Bible is a must-have book for any cottage, cabin or country home owner – or anyone planning to become one; and Canadian author Laura Reeves gives us her Guide to Useful PlantsFrom Acorns to Zoomsticks.

Catalogue and Events details are available at the Library website