Laughing Out Loud
What a great morning to be a kid at the library! Daryl Robb and his buddy Leroy the Lobster from Down by the Docks put on a performance that had the kids waving their arms, dressing up, telling jokes, screaming and singing. Daryl and Leroy (played by his daughter) are true professional entertainers, as they know how to play the crowd and 'not hold back'. A big thanks to Northern Lights Library System for sponsoring this event (which was enjoyed by over 120 people!), and to Daryl and Leroy fo...
Our Aboriginal People
Come and browse our new display featuring books, facts, a quiz, and artifacts on our aboriginal people. This ties in with our Science Alberta exhibit which runs from May 27th through June 6th and features “Colour in our World” from an aboriginal perspective. Thanks to the Vermilion Heritage Museum for donating the artifacts and prints.
Congratulations on behalf of the Friends
The Friends of the Vermilion Public Library would like to congratulate the following people on winning their raffle!: Genny Ahlgren (Crocheted tablecloth, Value $200) Sandra Kathnelson (Child’s pine table and chair set, Value $150) Cameron Walsh (Knitted sweater, hat and bear, Value $100) Merle Thomsen (for Pauline) (Handmade wooden Lazy Susan, value $50) Rebecca Pashulka (Child’s knitted sweater, value $50) Trish Parenteau (Child’s knitted sweater, va...
Want to be a librarian?
Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) has a bursary worth $1000 available for one qualified applicant wanting to acquire education and training to enter the profession of librarianship. Contact NLLS for more details.
What to Read Aloud?
Using the premise the best-selling books over the past 100 years equal high appeal for children and adults alike, Nancy A. Anderson, in What Should I Read Aloud?, provides a detailed list of picture books for children of all ages. Any guesses as to which author(s), according to Publisher’s Weekly, have sold the most books to date? Stan and Jan Berenstain, of course! Followed by Mercer Meyer (Little Critter) and then good old Dr. Seuss. The three most popular books of all time are… (drumroll...
Book a Library Tour!
Combine language arts, science and social studies in a lesson about our First Nations people. Join us between Tuesday, May 27th to Tuesday, June 10th to learn about colour in an aboriginal talking circle! Using the “Aboriginal Ways of Knowing: Colour Talking Circle” crate from Science Alberta, children will be encouraged to share their experiences on the significance of colour in our world. They will get a chance to design their own Métis sash and make a rainbow! Target audience: Grade one (...
Games and Gaming
We’ve just added two new magazine subscriptions to our juvenile/young adult collection. Sports Illustrated Kids is for kids who love sports. The magazine includes action photos, easy-to-read stories about star athletes, helpful instructional tips from the pros, and humor, comics, and activities. It has received high honours from the Association of Educational Publishers and the Parents’ Choice Awards. GamePro magazine features reviews, previews, strategies and tips for all of the newest game...
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