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Fall 2016 Lego Club

LEGO Club is for ages 5-12. Upcoming dates are:

November 10 Theme: I Remember

Registration begins October 27, 2016, click HERE to register.

December 8 Theme: Winter Wonderland

Registration begins November 24, 2016, click HERE to register.

And here are pictures from our September (Pirates & Desert Islands) and October (Zombie Thanksgiving) gatherings.

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Booksmack & Marshmallow Club


This hilarious club is for ages 9-14 and is at 3:30 on the first Thursday of each month from October through December.

Here’s how the club works… Everyone gets a chance to share a book in 30 seconds or less. If the timer goes before the speaker finishes talking, we all get to throw a marshmallow at the speaker. After the book sharing and marshmallow throwing/eating, we play fun games like Quelf and Minute-To-Win-It.

Here are the club’s fall dates:

October 6- Registration begins September 22, 2016, click HERE to register.

November 3-  Registration begins October 20, 2016, click HERE to register.

December 1- Registration begins November 17, 2016, click HERE to register.

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SRC Winners & School Percentages

And the GRAND PRIZE winners are….Mikaila and Tomi!

Mikaila won the GoPro Camera, and Tomi won the Razor Scooter. Congratulations Mikaila and Tomi!

Thank you Friends of the Library for funding these prizes.

A huge congratulations to Bastion Elementary for having the highest percentage of students sign up for SRC this past summer. Here’s what the breakdown looks like:

  • Bastion: 34%
  • Salmon Arm West: 27%
  • Hillcrest: 23%
  • Shuswap Middle School: 22%
  • South Broadview: 17%
  • Ranchero: 16%
  • North Canoe: 15%

Thank you to all teachers, teacher librarians and all educators for promoting Summer Reading Club. We had over 100 more students register this year than we had last year. Yay!


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Summer Reading Club 2016: Book a Trip!

I’m a little late posting these pictures, but better late than never, right?

Here is a peek at some of the fun SRC programs that we had at the library this summer.

Uncle Chris the Clown is the best clown EVER! He’s not scary, he’s very funny, and he does magic. Okay, so he doesn’t actually do the magic correctly, but the kids are great at showing him how it’s done.🙂

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For our animal lovers, the SPCA helped us discover all the horrible things that could happen if an exotic animal was let loose in our community. They also helped us decide which rodent would make the best pet. Which do you think would make the best pet: a hamster, a guinea pig, a mouse or a rat? Did you guess rat? Then you would be correct!!

The Okanagan Science Centre opened our eyes to the amazing world that exists beyond what our normal eyes can see.

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Then we had our local Japanese art guru (Eiko) teach us some amazing Origami and Japanese Calligraphy.

Here is Origami for ages 9-12.

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Here is Origami for ages 5-8.

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And here is Japanese Calligraphy for ages 9-18.

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Did you wonder how our weekly Booksmacks turned out? Well they were a ton of fun! There was a great group of youth who showed up, wonderful books shared and many marshmallows tossed (and eaten). It was hard to determine which was more fun- the book sharing & marshmallow throwing or the games we played after. Here are some pictures of us playing Quelf and Minute-To-Win-It (two of our favourite games). See if you can figure out which pictures belong to the Cookie Face Minute-To-Win-It challenge. The name of the game is to move the cookie from your forehead to your mouth without using your hands. Pretty funny, eh?!

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We had many other exciting programs which, sadly, didn’t get photographed (due to unreliable cameras).

Thanks to everyone who took part in SRC 2016. And thank you to our Friends of the Library who funded our activities and prizes. We had another great summer!

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April Lego 2016: Minions

Google’s definition of minion: “A follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one.”

Everyone had a blast creating something ‘Minion’ themed. Even the parents got involved!


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Spring Break at the Library

 origami-sun-free-vector-264x264[1]Origami for Kids (Ages 8-12)

Tuesday, March 22 @ 2:00

Origami, the art of paper folding, is a relaxing activity that can help boost memory and motor skills.  Learn to make paper figures with Eiko, who has been teaching Japanese culture in Salmon Arm for over 20 years.

This program is for children aged 8-12.

Registration is required.  Click here to register.   There is also a program on March 5 for adults – see above for details.


Games Day: Board Games

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Structured Game Days:

Thursday, March 24 at 2:30

Tuesday, March 29 at 11:00

Ardie will be available to teach game rules and play new games with youth from 2:30-3:30 on March 24 and from 11:00-12:00 on March 29.


Spring Scavenger Hunt

Come find the hidden pictures of Easter Bunnies dress up as characters from well know books.

Scavenger Hunt forms will be located in the Children’s Area and are available at any time during open hours from March 21 thorugh April 2.