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 & Fridays at 10:30 am online

Read & Rhyme is a group for parents and kids birth to 5 to develop a love of literacy together. 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 Crystal 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 online

Kids 6 and up can join us for a different craft every week, and accidentally learn a little something along the way! Anything can happen at Something Cool After School when we go live! 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 1:00 pm online

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 Megan on board the Brain Train.  Megan is a science major at the University of Lethbridge, working toward becoming a qualified educator. 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 4:00 - 7:00 pm and on Thursdays from 4:00 - 7:00 pm via Zoom. You must reserve your spot by calling the library at 403-742-2292. The one-on-one sessions will be 30 minutes each to allow for several students to seek individual assistance.

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 online

We are excited to offer online 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. Teen Scene is led by Reagan, one of our Summer Reading Club coordinators. Have ideas for future programs? Why not talk to Reagan about it or consider volunteering on the Teen Advisory Committee? Spaces are limited so please call 403-742-2292 to save your space.

Teen Challenge - Coming Soon

We look forward to bringing you a new challenge to spring into Summer Reading Club. Stay tuned for details!