Summer reading programs popular

Librarian Judy Foucher announces extension of survey deadline Book sale and author reading coming up in September.

Hasn’t it been a lovely summer? Sunshine and rain to help the gardens grow, and time to relax in the shade or the cool of the house with a good book. Lots of new books have arrived for both kids and adults.

The library has been busy with summer reading programs for the children, which have been enjoyed by many enthusiastic young readers.

Thanks to our summer student Thao Atkinson for planning and putting on seven weeks of fun and sometimes even educational activities. (Who knew what would happen when you microwave a bar of Ivory soap?)

The children received prizes along the way, and medals for completing the reading club.

Voting for the One Book One Kootenay has now closed. Many patrons checked out one or more of the three selections for this year and voted for their favourite. The winner will be announced on International Literacy Day, Sept. 8, and the winning book’s author will be touring Kootenay and Boundary libraries in October.

We have extended the deadline for our community survey (deadline date to be determined).

If you live in Greenwood, Anaconda, or Area E from Eholt to Norwegian Creek Road and haven’t filled out our survey, which should take only 10-15 minutes to complete, drop in to the library to pick one up or visit our website at http://greenwood.bclibrary.ca to fill it in online. Include your name and phone number and you could win one of two $50 prizes.

The results of the survey will help the library board to make plans for the library for the next several years. Your input is valuable, whether you are a regular library user or not.

On Labour Day, Sept. 2, we will be holding another sidewalk book sale from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in front of the library.

We have been “weeding” our collection to get rid of older material that is no longer going out and to make room for new items, so those will be for sale. Several people have been cleaning out their houses and have donated many items over the summer.

Anyone who has some used books, magazines, DVDs, videos, audiobooks or CDs to donate to our sale is welcome to drop them off at the library sometime before Labour Day. Thank you!

Creston author Dave Perrin will be at the Greenwood Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. Dave is the author of the Adventures of a Country Vet series of books, and will entertain us with hilarious tales of his experiences as a veterinarian in the Creston Valley.

Refreshments will be served at this free event.