Wandering River Library News June 2013 Alberta Library Conference The Athabasca County Library board sent me to the Alberta Library Conference at the end of April at the Jasper Park Lodge. There were many motivational speakers, amazing authors, breakout sessions, and a huge trade show. The entire conference was fabulous. I attended sessions on storytelling, freedom of speech, how libraries are the heart of the community and ideas on library marketing. It was a great opportunity and ... More...
Wandering River Library May 2013 What a wonderfully chilly spring we are having. We have completed the Reading Train we built for our Winter Reading Program. Our group read for a total of 91.25 hours. Our train is proudly on display on our big orange wall. Congratulations to all the students who participated. We will be closed for Spring Break from March 29 to April 7. We will be open again our regular hours April 8. We hope everyone has a Happy Easter and a wonderful, relaxing ... More...
On Tuesday, Feb 19th we held an in-house Winter Reading Program. The theme was “Join the Reading Railroad”. We had ten students attend and three adult helpers as well. Thank you to them for providing some assistance. We had discussion about trains, the types of trains and each student shared their own train experiences. After that we built several train tracks and tested them for durability. And finally, each student decorated a train car with their names. They will attach to o... More...
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In February, we will be hosting a Winter Reading Program again. On January 29, we will be sending reading logs sent home with all the students. Please keep track of all minutes read by your child in the month of February. Any student who reads a minimum of five hours will have their name entered into a draw by the Northern Lights Library System for a KOBO reader. If they read ten hours, their name will be entered two times, if they read fifteen hours, three times, etc. Please include the ... More...
January 2013 Well, the old year has been put to rest and a bright, shiny New Year is upon us. To summarize 2012: We had a very well attended Winter Reading Program in February. Half the students took part in the Reading Log Challenge reading over 111 hours. Our Community Input session had in May had a fabulous turn out. We had 18 people attend and provide us with excellent input on from members of the community. Ernestine Hatpin entertained our crowd in July for our Summer Readi... More...
On November 13, 2012 a group of ladies gathered in the library at the Wandering River School to continue with a tradition spanning almost two decades. The tradition was to finish assembling the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse that had been put together by school students and community members. Janet Snydmiller, the organizer and chief-de-mission, started the shoebox program eighteen years ago. “I was teaching junior high in Wandering River at the time. I... More...
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