Library offering summer reading program and more for all ages

By Rob Vogt
With school out for the summer, the Claresholm Public Library is offering a program to encourage students to keep on reading in July and August.
The summer reading program runs from July 3 to Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings.
The theme this year is “To the stars”, and children of any age are welcome to come out and do crafts and much more.
On July 17, the library will welcome back children’s entertainer Mary Lambert at 6 p.m. She sings, tells stories, and involves the audience by dressing children up in costumes.
Children can pick up an activity pack that includes a reading log. For every five books a child reads they win a prize. If they read 25 books they win a bigger prize.
Last year more than 40 children were involved.
They can also sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club 2024, which offers a wide variety of activities.
The library will continue to offer Tales and Rhymes at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for children up to six years of age.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, also continues through the summer on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for children eight years of age and older.
Anyone interested in more information on any of these programs and events, or anything else the library offers, can phone 403-625-4168.