The Passage

Justin Cronin’s very unique vampire trilogy is coming to FOX as a series. THE PASSAGE stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar as a federal agent who is in charge of protecting a young girl who is the test-subject for a government controlled virus. The virus could either cure all diseases, or bring down the entire human race, so as you can imagine, it’s a hotly guarded secret.

Cronin’s books follow the development of the virus across three very long but fascinating books, and FOX originally purchased the rights to the novels to be made into a film. With the success of recent books to television series, FOX has decided instead to bring it to the small screen, where they can probably stretch it out into a multitude of seasons. Great for fans of this series, fans of vampire tales, and also new watchers.

No word yet on starting dates, but if you want to get started on the books (because they’re always better), you might want to pick them up now. These books are LONG–like 600+ pages long…each. Get out that library card and download or check out one today.

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Alkalinity: The Base-ics of Health!

If you’ve been to any of our Spring Health workshops with Laura Kissmann, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, you won’t want to miss this one–the last one of Spring!

On Tuesday, May 29th at 6:30pm, Laura will be offering an introduction to alkalinity, exploring PH balancing to promote healing and preventing disease. She’ll give a board overview of the subject and answer your questions, so get to ready to make some changes in your life.

Spaces are limited, so please call us to register at 257-2702. There are still spaces left, but this will be popular, so don’t wait. Reserve your space today!

HOLIDAY CLOSURE

Just a reminder, the library will be CLOSED on Monday, May 21st for the Victoria Day Weekend. Make sure to stop in today or tomorrow to get all those items you’ll need for the weekend.  If you forget, you can always access Hoopla or Libby online to download eBooks, Audiobooks and more with your library card and PIN.

And you won’t be charged fines for the extra day we’re closed. Just drop items in our blue return box, and we’ll get them on Tuesday morning.

Have a safe and happy long weekend!

Blue Spruce™ Winners coming soon!

This week, the official winners of Forest of Reading® will be announced in Toronto at the Festival of Trees. It’s like a rock concert for authors! Thousands of children will descend upon the festival, meet authors, listen to them speak, get books signed…and be in the audience as the awards are announced. It’s a big day for Canadian Children’s authors and illustrators.

We had our own voting night in April. Children who participated in the program at our library read books from December to April, and then voted on their favourites.  And on voting night, they made their decisions. We sent off our votes to Toronto, and we’ve waited for the last few weeks to see who would be the official winners. Will we have picked the same winners overall? Only time will tell!

Our picks:

Blue Spruce™ —

Silver Birch Express —

…..and (a tie)

Silver Birch Fiction™—–

Red Maple™ —- (a four-way tie for us…)

  We’ll announce the official winners early next week!

Thank you!

We’d also like to thank the Canadian Federation of University Women – Perth & District,  for their amazingly generous donation to our Children’s Summer Literacy Program. Their continued support each year has helped us to expand from one tutor for 12 students, into two tutors and 24 students. And while we started our literacy tutoring program focusing only on Kindergarten and Grade 1 students, we now offer reading help for children up to Grade 3.

And we love that representatives from the CFUW visit us each year to hear about our plans, or talk about what we did during the summer with regards to our tutoring sessions. We’re excited to show them progress reports, photos, and statistics that exhibit exactly how much the program is helping these young readers.

The proof Summer Literacy is important? We start getting phone calls and emails from teachers and parents in early January, asking when they can apply, and how many children we’ll be able to work with this summer. We don’t want to turn anyone away, so donations such as this, enable us to continue to offer a program that will impact as many young lives as possible.

Thank you so much. You truly made a difference to our library!

Thank you!

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to the Elizabeth Kelly Library Foundation Inc., for their extremely generous donation to our Children’s Summer Literacy Program. Their support in our program means so much to us, and allows us to continue to offer tutoring for children in Kindergarten to Grade 3 this summer.

The teacher referrals are starting to come in, and we’re expecting a full roster of children who need a little help over the summer to keep their reading skills fresh. Our two trained tutors will be gearing up soon, planning specialized individual lessons for each child, and working on ways to boost their love of reading. It’s so important to us to be able to offer this program, and with the help of groups like the Elizabeth Kelly Library Foundation, we’ll be able to tutor 24 children over the course of the summer.

Thank you so much. You truly made a difference to our library!