With the signs of fall in the air, there are some welcome changes in our beautiful Valley. Our new community centre is open and we are thrilled to be in our NEW space. Whether you love to read or you are in need of using our many resources, our knowledgeable staff are here to help. Programs continue to be a vital component of the library. From young babies to those enjoying their retirement–we want everyone to feel welcome here.
October is a fun month at the library and we will be offering several new programs. We have planned several library orientation sessions to help you become familiar with our new surroundings. Each session will begin with a tour of our new space as well as a virtual tour of our catalogue, how to use your online account to place holds, and request books from other libraries through Interlibrary Connect. We will also show you the various services that are available to you with your library card. The sessions are free to attend but registration is required. Check our website for the dates and times at https://invermere.bc.libraries.coop.
We also will begin a new session of Baby Rhyme Time on Friday mornings from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The first day will be on Friday, October 13th. This program is for parents and their babies aged 0-24 months. Spend time singing songs together, learning new rhymes, and meeting other parents. Please call the library to register for the fall session.
We are also very excited about our new STEAM programs at the library! What is STEAM? It is a great way to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math through activities and games. For kids in grades 4-7, there is the program “From Science to Arts” which will be on Wednesdays, October 11th to November 22nd, from 3:30-5 p.m. each week. For kids in Kindergarten to grade 3, we are inviting you to come to our program, “You Didn’t Know it was Science!” on Fridays, October 13th to November 24th from 2-3 p.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call the library to register at 250-342-6416. This programming has been sponsored in part by the Panorama Foundation.
Our librarians are happy to assist you. Call us, email us, or stop by. We are excited to show you around our new home.
This week’s column was written by Shelley Messerli, community program coordinator. Visit their website or call 250-342-6416 for more information.