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Library Link: Busy summer looms at Airdrie's library

The arrival of summer signifies a busy period for Airdrie Public Library.
It’s a busy summer at the library, including new programs for teens, and the return of the TD Summer Reading Club.

If you’ve seen Airdrie Public Library’s (APL) summer program brochure, you might have noticed how full it is. In fact, this is one of the busiest summers APL has ever had.

The TD Summer Reading Club is back, running from July 4 to Aug. 12, for participants in Kindergarten to Garden 7. This year’s theme is Legends and Myths, and offers two ways to participate: as a registered participant, or as a reading log participant.

Summer Stories returns to Nose Creek Park (Wednesdays) and Chinook Winds Park (Thursdays).

Also, at Nose Creek Park on July 9, for ages 3-5, come dressed in costume for Once Upon a Time, for two hours of magical games and crafts with a fairy tale theme.

Preschoolers also have Rhymes and Songs, Monday Movers, Night Owls, Wacky Wednesdays, Babytime, and a Stuffy Sleepover Adventure.

Bring your favourite stuffy to the library, make a craft, have a bedtime snack, then teen volunteers will watch over your toys for the night, and keep them out of trouble!

APL has a bevy of programming for teens, including Shakespeare in Nose Creek Park – a drop-in event on July 19 where youth can perform a play or sonnet on the park’s stage.

Then there’s A Very Merry Unbirthday Party on July 23 celebrating the zany world of Lewis Carol’s Alice in Wonderland, Photography Walk on July 5 will help teens explore the finer points of capturing that perfect image on a camera or cellphone, and Healthy Minds in Harmony, in partnership with Stepping Stones, will explore mental health and coping skills.

For adults and teens, there’s the Book Your Own Adventure Book Club, which explores literature from each continent once a month.

For adults only, look for Senior Coffee & Conversation, Summer Movie Night, a presentation on the pros and cons of the gaming platform Roblox, and the Spice of the Month Club.

As well, the popular Makerspace Exploration, the Book Bike, and a variety of clubs run throughout the summer.

For information on these and other programs, visit

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