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Library Link: Mighty Machines rumble onto your screen

All this week, look for videos on the APL website celebrating all those big mechanical things that do the hard work that make our neighbourhoods, city, and province a great place to live.
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Wyatt from Fortis Alberta reads during a Mighty Machines video. Find all this year’s video on Airdrie Public Library's website.

If you’re an astute follower of all things Airdrie Public Library (APL), you will have noticed the long-awaited Mighty Machines program and contest has finally hit the open road.

Initially slated to return as an in-person event in the fall, the ongoing pandemic has punctured the tires on that idea.

However, Mighty Machines Day has been such a phenomenal success since the first event in 2019 (when more than 800 people attended) and online in 2020 (when we received more than 20,000 video views), that we’re pushing ahead an online version again.

Of course, none of this could happen without the incredible businesses and services of the Airdrie community.

We at APL extend a mighty machine-sized thank you for the amazing support of the Kumon Math and Reading Centre, the City of Airdrie, Fortis Alberta, AHS/EMS, Airdrie Fire Department, and Airdrie RCMP, without whom we couldn’t have made the event happen this year.

All this week, look for videos on the APL website celebrating all those big mechanical things that do the hard work that make our neighbourhoods, city, and province a great place to live.

Take a tour of an ambulance, learn about the machine that takes care of the ice you skate on, discover cool things about municipal waste management, firetrucks, the RCMP, and how Fortis does such big things.

As well, stop by the library and pick up a Mighty Machines activity bag for pre-school or school-aged participants, and enter our contest for a chance to win a prize pack. The activity bag items can also be downloaded from our website, but the contest entrees must be dropped off at the library by the end of day on Friday, Dec. 17 for a chance to be entered.

Preschoolers may enter a colouring contest and school-aged participants have a draw your own mighty machine contest.

For more information on Mighty Machines and all APL programs and services visit airdriepubliclibrary.ca

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