March 2013 News

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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February 2013

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 News

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...

Operation Christmas Child

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...

June 2012

June 2012 Community Planning Session We had an excellent turn out for our Community Planning Session. We had 18 people attend. The participation and input for all attendees was much appreciated. Thank you to everyone who came and participated. We will be looking at the report for the session for our Five Year plan. Summer Reading Program On Monday, July 16, we will be having our Summer Reading Program. The program will run from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Our theme this year is “IM... More...

May 2012

NEWS- Local libraries looking for input April 25, 2012– Three libraries in Athabasca County need your help. Each is seeking the public’s input into the services they offer their respective communities. The libraries of Grassland, Wandering River and Rochester will be hosting public meetings to identify and define how each facility should meet residents’ needs. Facilitated by two officials from the provincial government’s Department of Culture and Community Spirit, t... More...
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