“The colour of springtime is in the flowers; the colour of winter is in the imagination.” - American quotation anthologist Terri Guillemets.
Here at Airdrie Public Library (APL), we’re big on imagination, in fact, it’s part of our mission statement to inspire imagination among library users.
Right now, it takes a fair bit of imagination to envision the new library and multi-use facility the City of Airdrie is building, but there’s plenty of other ways to use your imagination at APL this December.
For instance, next Friday, a program we call Holiday Cards, sponsored by the Advocates for APL, will give patrons the opportunity to design and make their own watercolour holiday cards. Supplies are provided and registration is required.
Holiday Stuffy Sleepover, on Dec. 8, is for preschoolers, and ignites little imaginations with a special holiday bedtime story and craft. Children can then tuck their stuffies in for a good night’s sleep at the library. What’s really cool about this program, is that teen volunteers will supervise the sleepover and take pictures of children’s stuffies as they cozy up in their beds.
Of course, no winter is complete without APL’s imaginative Snowflake Follies, sponsored by Kumon Math and Reading Centre. Participants can explore a magical winter wonderland of songs, stories, and crafts on Dec. 13. Designed for ages two to six and their families or caregivers, this program is drop-in.
Then, on Dec. 15, join us for another program sponsored by the Advocates for APL, called Celebrate the Holidays. Come make holiday crafts from diverse cultures and decorate seasonal cookies. For ages six to 13, this is a registered program.
Of course, libraries are places that inspire the imagination no matter what programs or events are happening.
To learn more about these and other programs, visit airdriepubliclibrary.ca.