Library set to wrap up annual Summer Reading Program
Local children are invited to attend the Airdrie Public Library’s annual summer carnival and concert, Aug. 17.
The events are a wrap up the library’s Summer Reading Program and are open to both those that have and have not participated in the annual literary campaign.
“It’s a great wrap up for those months of participating in the Summer Reading Program and if you haven’t (been involved) and you just want a fun afternoon spent with your family and friends, it is a great way to do that,” said Caroline McTighe, the library’s events and outreach coordinator. “We don’t want to exclude anyone.”
The carnival, which will feature games, face-painting, prizes and crafts, will take place at Pepsi Field in Genesis Place from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Cost of admission is $2 per person and can be purchased at Genesis Place prior to the performance.
The concert, which will be held at the Bert Church Theatre from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., will feature Juno Award-nominated family singer/songwriter Mary Lambert whose works include Worms & Dirt, Pajama Party and Monkey Sing, Monkey Do.
Cost of admission will be $2 and tickets can be purchased at the venue prior to the event.
McTighe said the performance is geared towards a younger group of kids and will be a concert filled with fun, whimsical songs and interaction between the audience and Lambert.
This year’s Summer Reading Program, which started the second week of July, has been a big success, according to McTighe.
Attendees have enjoyed the theme “Imagine” and have taken part in a number of themed activities including Fairy Tale Week, Space and Harry Potter Fun Friday.
“It’s been really great,” said McTighe. “The two (employees) that have been running it have done a fantastic job.”
McTighe said between 25 and 45 kids have attended each session, which run on weekdays at the library.
The largest group has been the nine to 12 year olds, which has been a surprise to library staff, added McTighe.
“We think that is because those kids were attending in previous years and decided to come back,” she said.
For more information, visit www.airdriepubliclibrary.ca