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Redcliff library offering a fun summer program

Posted on June 11, 2019 by 40 Mile Commentator

MO CRANKER

Alberta Newspaper Group

The Redcliff Public Library is hosting a fun program for kids this summer.

The group is once again hosting the TD Summer Reading Club and is now accepting applications from children from the ages 5-12.

“This is something we do every summer and it’s popular,” said library manager Tracy Weinrauch. “The program runs for eight weeks in the summer and parents get options for two different sessions — they can do Monday and Wednesday morning sessions for kids 5-8 and then there’s an afternoon session from Monday-Thursday for ages 7-12.”

The program is held with the goal of keeping children engaged in learning while keeping exercises fun and interesting.

“What we typically do is games, crafts, reading challenges with prizes, we bring in guest speakers and we try to get the kids outside and having fun,” said Weinrauch. “Each year Shortgrass sends out a performer to entertain and engage to kids and that’s always fun.

“We definitely keep them busy when they’re here.”

The public library hires two students each year to run the programs and offers volunteer opportunities to teens in the community who want to help with the program. Weinrauch says the program is great for all kinds of kids.

“Any child with any interest should look into this,” she said. “We do so many different things and even mix in video games, karaoke — it’s really great for any kids in that age group.”

The morning sessions cost $25 per child for the whole summer and the afternoon sessions are $50 per child for the whole summer. Each session holds 25 kids.

Weinrauch says the public library is always on the lookout for new teenage volunteers.

More information and registration can be found by contacting the library at 403-548-3335.

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