By Blair McFarlane

Invermere Library

We have been “journeying through time” for this year’s Summer Reading Club (SRC), and what adventures we have been on! We’ve been archaeologists finding dinosaur bones, architects building bridges strong enough to hold 50 books, engineers launching bottle rockets, and so much more. 

It has been a record-breaking summer with 104 kids registered for our Invermere SRC programs, 21 in Canal Flats and 20 in Edgewater. Even our Pop-up Storytimes for preschoolers have been averaging around 50 kids a week! Find us at Edible Acres on August 25 at 10:30 a.m. 

In my nine years of running SRC, this has been one of the best attended summers we’ve had. Thank you to everyone who has joined us on our journeys through time. What better place than the library to gather as a community and let our imaginations soar?

 We’ve handed out 125 reading logs for kids to keep track of their summer reading (and win a Lego mini figure). As of August 10, 18 logs have been returned, which equals approximately 290 hours of reading time. Logs will be accepted until September 8, so there is still lots of time to read and earn your prize.  

 Tech Hub open house

A reminder about our Tech Hub open house on Wednesday, August 23 from 3 to 7 p.m. Come see how you can digitize old slides, photos, VHS, records or DVDS. Come check out Photoshop and the full suite of Adobe apps. We’ll have our Apple pencils out to try digital drawing and lots more. 

Everything in the Tech Hub is free to use and no library card is required.