Greenwood Library News

Summer Reading Program and news of a survey by the local library.

Under a shady tree, beside the pool, in the campsite, or on the deck — all great places to relax and read this summer. And the library is a great place to find adult’s and children’s fiction or non-fiction books, magazines, graphic novels, or ebooks to enjoy.

Summer is in full swing and so are the summer programs for children at the library. On Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. we have Storytime for preschool children age three to five years with parent or caregiver. This free drop-in session features picture book stories, action rhymes, puppets, songs, felt stories, fingerplays and simple crafts for the little ones.

Our Up, Up & Away! Summer Reading Club on Tuesday afternoons has separate sessions for 6- to 8-year-olds (1 p.m.) and 9- to 12-year-olds (2:45 p.m.), featuring the themes of Living Things with Wings, Superheroes, Prepare for Takeoff, Send Me a Postcard, Reading the Sky, Worlds Above and Beyond, and To the Stars! Kids can keep track of their reading in their own reading log, and earn stickers, prizes and medals.

Our summer student, Thao Atkinson, has been hard at work preparing lots of fun games, crafts, and other activities for them to do during our 1½-hour programs, which are open to all children, whether local or visiting Greenwood during the summer. Programs continue until Aug. 13.

Have you done our community survey yet? We are gathering opinions that will help us prepare a strategic plan for the library for the next several years, and we need yours! Print forms are available at the library, at our table in the park on Founder’s Day, or the survey can be found on our website at

Those who fill out a survey and include their name and phone number will have their name entered into a draw for one of two $50 prizes. Deadline to complete the survey is July 19.

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite book in our One Book One Kootenay program — the last day to choose among Confined Space, Never Going Back and The Dolphin’s Tooth is Aug. 2. The “winning” author will be touring the Kootenay- Boundary libraries in the fall.

Have a wonderful summer!


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