The Castlegar Library is hosting a summer reading program for kids. (Submitted photo)

The Castlegar Library is hosting a summer reading program for kids. (Submitted photo)

Fall programs at the Castlegar Library

See what the library has to offer

There’s a lot going on at the Castlegar and District Public Library this fall. Check out some of these programs.

Read Local Book Club

Online Kootenay-wide adult book discussion and author visits. 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Oct. 21: Guest Leesa Dean — Waiting for the Cyclone

Nov. 16: Guest Jennifer Ellis — Confessions of a Failed Environmentalist

Kootenay Teen Book Club

Online Kootenay-wide book club for youth ages 11-14. Features discussion and an author visit. Last Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Oct. 28: Guest Marthe Jocelyn — Aggie Morton Mystery Queen

Nov. 30: Kiku Hughes — Displacement

To register and for zoom link e-mail: kootenayteenbookclub@gmail.com.

Children’s Programs

18 months to 3 years:

Toddler Time — Fridays from 10-10:30 a.m. Outdoors at the Library Amphitheatre, weather permitting. If weather is poor, join live on Facebook. Parents or caregivers must attend. Craft kits available Tuesdays. Registration is required. Maximum 10 children and 10 adults.

3-5 years:

Pre-School Story Hour — Tuesdays or Thursdays (choose one) from 10-10:45 a.m. Outdoors at the Library Amphitheatre, weather permitting. If weather is poor, join live on Facebook. Parents or caregivers must attend. Craft kits available Tuesdays. Registration is required. Maximum 10 children and 10 adults each day.

6-9 years:

Primary Kids Craft Bags — Available weekly on Tuesdays.

Two-Lap Books

Interact meaningfully and enjoyably with someone with memory impairment using these books in the popular Two-Lap Book Series. A Two-Lap Book is the perfect way for family and friends to visit with a loved one and for caregivers to provide a more personal touch.

Playaway Launchpads

Playaway Launchpads are pre-loaded tablets full of skill-building fun and learning. Tablets come ready to use. No internet connection is needed. The library has 18 tablets available to borrow covering math, STEAM and reading. These launchpads were purchased through a technology grant from the BC Government.

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