For the Love of Libraries

Written by Jacqueline Kozak, director of the Radium Public Library, and Donna Tunney from the Friends of the Radium Library. 

May 5 to 11 was National Emergency Preparedness week, which encourages Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. 

The Radium Public Library has resources available to help you and your family prepare for all types of emergencies. We have a range of free pamphlets and brochures, and emergency-related books available to borrow. Stop by the library to check out our emergency preparedness resources.

The library is gearing up for another busy summer. Many of our regular programs will wind down at the end of the month as we move into our summer program schedule; however, Storytime will continue throughout the summer months.

Summer Reading Club will return in July. This year’s theme is World of Curiosities! Every summer we offer a free weekly program for children ages 5 to 12. This year we will also be offering a bi-weekly program in Edgewater. 

Registration for Summer Reading Club will open in June. Due to popular interest, there will be limited spaces available each week, so we encourage you to register as soon as it opens. 

 Friends of the library 

 The long weekend is almost here. With it comes the annual Radium Community Garage Sale and BBQ hosted by the Radium Fire Hall, the Radium Rotary Gardens, and the Friends of the Radium Library.

If you’ve been busy spring cleaning and have items you no longer need, we’ll happily take them. We’re looking for donations of gently used seasonal décor, luggage, toys, games, puzzles, small appliances and electronics, kitchenware, baby items, fashion accessories (jewellery and scarves), tools, camping and sporting equipment, small furnishings (like end tables), as well as tables and chairs for the patio. Books too. No clothes or large items, please.

If you have donations for us, contact [email protected], @ Friends of Radium Library on FB, or text Todd at 250-342-1753 to arrange a drop off time from May 13 to 17. You can also bring your items to the Radium Fire Hall on the evening of May 17. (Please do not drop off items at the library.)

On the Saturday, come shopping for new-to-you treasures. Stay for the ever-popular BBQ, and meet Randy the Ram, Radium’s friendly mascot. It all happens May 18 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.