For the Love of Libraries

This week’s column was written by Jacqueline Kozak, director of the Radium Public Library, and Friends of the Library volunteer Donna Tunney. 

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came out to our annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza event on March 30 – we had 200 children participate, and over 600 people attend the event. We look forward to seeing you all again next year. The library would also like to extend our gratitude to all the dedicated volunteers and staff who helped make this event possible.

Many of our regular programs will continue throughout the spring and take a short break over the summer; we have programs for infants and caregivers, pre-school aged children and families, school aged children, teens, adults, and seniors.Check out the What’s Happening CV Events page in the Pioneer or check out our Facebook or website to view our upcoming programs.

 Friends of the Radium Library

Signs of spring are popping up everywhere, from pretty crocuses to nesting birds. It’s a time for sprucing up our nests too, as we clean and reorganize.

 When you’re clearing out your garage and closets, set aside your gently used household items for our annual May long-weekend community garage sale and barbecue, hosted by the Friends of the Radium Library, the Radium Rotary Garden, and the Radium Fire Hall.

 We’re looking for donations of seasonal décor, small appliances and electronics, luggage, toys, games, puzzles, baby items, tools, camping and sporting equipment, fashion accessories, outerwear, and small furnishings, as well as tables and chairs for the patio. No large items, please.

 We’ll begin collecting donations on May 1. Or drop off your items at the Radium Fire Hall the evening before the event—Friday, May 17.

Then come shopping on the Saturday, for new-to-you, low-priced treasures. Bring the kids to meet Randy the Ram, Radium’s mascot, and enjoy the mouth-watering barbecue prepared by the volunteer firefighters.

 If you have items you want to donate, contact us at [email protected], @Friends of Radium Library on FB, or call 250-347-2434.

 And look for our Pop-up Book Sales on main street starting in May too.