With July soon coming to an end, Taber Public Library has plenty of events running in the upcoming month. Dawn Kondas, program coordinator at Taber Public Library, gave a rundown of what will be happening with events in August.
“The first part of August, we have a craft camp and we’ve run those in the past,” said Kondas. “It’s for ages six to 10 and they come every day, they do a different craft, and that is through volunteer.”
Craft camp was almost full at the time of the interview, so if you’re interested, please register at the front desk of the library as soon as possible. “We are continuing with the circle time, which is a Low German story time for a couple more sessions in August. We’re doing one session of the open mic before we take a break from Cornfest and regroup.”
The Low German story time will be happening on Aug. 3, 10, and 17 at 10:30 a.m. with stories both in English and German. Where the open mic will only be happening on Aug. 13 from 1-3 p.m. The library does request you bring your own lawn chair, water, and other items for the open mic.
“Our Lego contest ends on August 18 and we’re on track for being what the average has been over the last couple of times.”
The library requests that individuals who submitted builds for the contest pick up their entries as soon as possible after Aug.18.
“On August 19, we have the reading tents from Frontier College coming back.”
This event will be occurring from 9:30-10 a.m. and the library requests you preregister ahead of time as resources for this program are being brought in from out of town. Beyond just this, the library will also be taking part in the Cornfest parade.
After a quick rundown of the programs that will be happening at the library, Kondas was able to give some information on the open house that the library will be holding this month.
“Other than that, we have chosen a day for our open house for the renovations and the upgrades that were made in the children’s area, teen’s area, and the overall building,” said Kondas. “What I can say about that is it will be on August 11 — it is going to be all day open house. Community Foundation gave us a grant for the children and the teen area. The Taber Firefighters Association, Riverbend Rock Products, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, and UFA have also given us money for other upgrades and renovations for the remaining areas in the library.”
Finally, Kondas was able to give a sneak peek into what the library is planning for September.
“We have a special event for International Literacy Day. We have building brains together from Lethbridge coming out and that’s going to be for parents of small children that will be doing interactive activities for children in our courtyard. Teaching parents how to build better brains for their kids. I’m excited about that because international literacy day is kind of a big thing and we always do something.”
Ian Croft, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Taber Times