The Stettler Public Library will be closed to in person visits until at least January 21.  Curbside pick-up and virtual programming are ongoing. Call us for more information or to schedule your pickup time. If you do not have a library card, sign up to receive one! Library cards are free for residents of the Town or County of Stettler. We are also offering printing, scanning and fax services through curbside delivery. If you would like to schedule a video or telephone appointment for tutoring (or assistance with your job search) call us at 403-742-2292 or fill out our online form.

Services for Children and Teens

We have a number of programs and resources for children and teenagers that you may find fun and helpful. We ask that you pre-register for all programs by calling us at 403-742-2292. If you have suggestions for special programs or want to recommend resources please contact us by telephone at 403-742-2292, by email at spl@prl.ab.ca, or visit us in the library.

Programs for 6+

Programs for 12+

Resources for Students

 

Programs and Services for children ages 0-5

Read and Rhyme runs on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays at 10:30 am

Read & Rhyme is a group for parents and kids birth to 5 to develop a love of literacy together. Alix has a strong background in education and child development and loves to geek out about motor skills, first words, and diverse books. Read & Rhyme will keep you on your toes with songs that encourage kids to move their bodies. You'll find them singing their favourites at home and retelling the stories that Alix reads, because we create a safe and encouraging space to move and talk. There's no quietly sitting still, as anyone who's ever met a toddler knows! Kids and parents alike make friends for life in this understanding, judgment-free space. Spaces are limited so call 403-742-2292 to save your space.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless! Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. Any book read (even repeats) count. Books are recorded in a reading log and prizes will be given each time a reading log is completed. The goal is to have read 1000 books by the time your little one starts kindergarten. What a great way to bond with your child. Print and sound awareness, print recognition and vocabulary all come from listening to parents and loved ones talk and read to them. Download the program booklet and first reading log here, or pick one up at the library. There is also an app that you can use to record your progress on your device. For more information about the program see https://10000booksbeforekindergarten.org.

Regular Programs for Ages 6+

Something Cool After School - Join us Thursdays at 4:00 pm.

Kids 6 and up can join Alix for a different craft every week, and accidentally learn a little something along the way! Alix brings knowledge about science and history to projects like making slime, writing in code, creating a model of the solar system, and painting a collaborative mural. Anything can happen at Something Cool After School! We might make soap, solve a puzzle, or paint rocks. Your project might even be displayed in the library! Spaces are limited so call 403-742-2292 to save your space.

 

Brain Train - Hop on the Brain Train Saturdays at 10:30 or 1:00 pm

At SPL we know that science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) are important for you in terms of preparing for school success in the sciences and also to help create a workforce that thinks creatively.  It's all about tapping into a child's natural curiosity and observation skills!  Join Mrs. H or Megan on board the Brain Train.  Mrs. H. is a qualified educator who has expertise in the sciences and math and Megan is a science major at the University of Lethbridge, working toward becoming a qualified educator too. With fun activities from designing things that go, to solving puzzles, to sending action figures on a bungee jump, it is full STEAM ahead at the Stettler Public Library. Spaces are limited so call 403-742-2292 to save your space.

Resources for Students

 

Are you looking for help with School?  Come for tutoring assistance at SPL!

Tutoring is available on Mondays from 4:20 - 6 pm (last appointment block starts at 5:40 pm) and on Tuesdays from 5:00 - 8:00 pm (last appointment block starts at 7:40). You must reserve your spot by calling the library at 403-742-2292. The one-on-one sessions will be 20 minutes each to allow for several students to seek individual assistance. Mrs. H. and the student will be less than 2 meters apart, so a mask will need to be worn during each session. Students are free to work on homework within the Library before and after their session, as long as the Library is open and social distancing can be maintained.

Online Reference Centre

The Online Reference Centre provides a unique collection of online reference and information resources in both English and French. The ORC is made available for K-12 students, teachers and parents through a Grant-in-Aid to The Alberta Library from Alberta Education. Access to the Online Reference Centre requires a login and password which can be obtained by contacting the Library at 403-742-2292.

Looking for Homework Help Online?

Improve your grades with study help and exam preparation for the Alberta grades 3-12 curriculum. Solaro makes it easy to take practice tests on any browser or mobile device. It's an easy way to see where students might need to improve. For even more help when you are struggling with a particular concept, practice questions link to one or more related lessons. Lessons feature full-colour illustrations and detail examples to help support what you are learning in the classroom. Need assistance accessing Solaro, call the library at 403-742-2292.

Programs for Teens and 'Tweens

Teen Advisory Committee

The Teen Advisory Committee is a group of teen volunteers, ages 11+ who work with the Stettler Public Library to help make the library a more appealing place for teens, and to enhance teen library services and programs in the community. If you are interested in joining us fill out our online form, email spl@prl.ab.ca, or stop by the Library and talk to us about joining the committee.

Teen Scene - Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30

We are excited to offer in-person programming for Teens and Tweens, ages 11+. We create and explore different crafts, games, activities and other have lots wacky adventures, anything can happen here too. We also host a monthly book club, the Bad Ass Book Club, where you can discuss your favourite reads and get recommendations from others about what to read next. Teen Scene is led by Megan, one of our two cool Summer Reading Club coordinators. Have ideas for future programs, why not talk to Megan about it. Spaces are limited so please call 403-742-2292 to save your space.

Teen Reading Challenge - December 9, 2020 through January 9, 2021

Read books over the holidays to win entries into our Season's Readings challenge. Win a $50 gift card and some cool library swag. You receive one entry for every book you read between December 9 and January 9 and two entries if you borrowed the book from the library! Call 403-742-2292 to report your reading to us!