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By: Anne Beaty

  |  Posted: Thursday, Dec 26, 2013 06:00 am

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As we approach the beginning of a new year, it’s a nice idea to remind the public of the important role Airdrie Public Library (APL) plays in our community.

According to APL’s vision statement, the library “is an accessible centre of information that enhances quality of life and provides opportunities through inclusive services, programs, collections and spaces that support literacy, lifelong learning, leisure and cultural connections within the community.”

What this means in practice is that we endeavour to offer something for everyone, from babies to seniors.

We are excited to be known for our fabulous preschool literacy programs and special programs for adults and seniors. We also provide fun and information for Airdrie’s tweens and teens through our collections, as well as programs specifically geared for these age groups.

Tween Zone is for youngsters in grades 4 to 6. During the monthly drop-in program, which runs the last Friday of the month from 3 to 4 p.m., tweens can do crafts, play games and meet new friends. The themes for this winter are: January – Wii Time; February – Celebrate the Olympics; and March – Creating Recycled Art.

For teens, our new drop-in Teens in the Library, which is geared toward teens in grades 7 to 9, runs twice a month, the second and third Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The second Friday is all about gaming, while the third Friday has a theme: January – henna art and international fashion; February – trivia and prizes; and March – art made from books.

Teens and tweens are invited to APL to check out these programs and browse the stacks, too.

For more information on APL and what it has to offer, drop in, call us at 403-948-0600 or visit


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