This is short notice but sounds like a LOT of fun.
This Is Not a Box!! February 20, 2014. 5:30pm
“It’s just your family, your imaginations, and a box!”
Register for this great family event sponsored jointly by the ArtSpace and FSJ Public Library. We provide the box and art supplies, and you have one hour to turn it into the best “not a box” that you can! Space is limited. Register through the Library.
The Third Annual Family Literacy Camp-In at the Fort St John Public Library
Saturday, February 1st– Sunday, February 2nd
Families are invited to set up camp inside the Library and spend a night full of campfires, songs, games, scavenger hunts, s’mores and more…maybe even an indoor snowball fight! Campers will arrive on Saturday evening to set up camp, and then the fun starts! Snacks and a camp breakfast are included, and of course everything is free!
Space is limited to 12 families, so please call early to register. This event is great for kids and adults of all ages—there are no age restrictions.
This year the Librarians have invited Gerald and Piggie from Mo Willems’ award winning Elephant and Piggieseries to host our annual sleepover on November 30th! They will be in charge of decorating the Library and getting the place ready for a visit from Santa. This is a big job and they need lots of help! Gerald and Piggie would like to invite all of the stuffed animals in town to join them for a sleepover! They will have a video camera with them to record all of the fun they have and the mischief they get into!
Will they have another book-cart crash? Will someone get stuck on the ceiling? Will that monkey get flattened in the laminator again? Check out our two-part video of last year’s event: Scaredy Squirrel’s Sleepover!
Kids can drop off a stuffed friend at the Library by 9:00pm Saturday, November 30th. When they pick them up at 9:00am Sunday, December 1st, we will all sit down with some hot chocolate and a treat to watch their crazy video! Your stuffy could be the star of the show!
This is for kids of all ages, free and no registration is required. Please distribute widely.
Our programs are running full strength again. Library and gym times are all arranged. Come join us for our evening, Family StrongStart nights on October 7th at Duncan Cran and October 10th at Robert Ogilvie.
Once again Morgan Peltier, the children’s librarian, has partnered with a community group to use the FSJ Library as a venue for intriguing, literacy and cultural opportunities for children and families. This month the Library is hosting the team from S.U.C.C.E.S.S for a celebration of the Chinese calendar Year of the Snake. There will be food and stories, songs and FUN!
I find that my family visits the Library much more frequently than did in the past. I am certain it is a result of attending these special events. Being involved with the Library in new and exciting ways has helped nurture our relationship with the institution. I hope to see you there this Saturday.
Even if you couldn’t participate in the Stuffie Sleepover, the “video” coverage of the wild night is extremely engaging for adults and children alike. Despite Scaredy Squirrel and SPECTRAsaurus’ efforts to ensure safety, the stuffies got up to a lot of mischief. Have a look . . . . .
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Many thanks to Spectra Energy for their generous support of the innovative programs, Morgan offers the FSJ Public Library. And thanks, also, to Morgan and her friends for all they do to make the library come alive for our children. We visit the library weekly because of all of the happy memories we are building there.
The amazing Morgan, has invited another round of stuffies to sleep over at the FSJ Library next Friday. This year the host is Scaredy Squirrel and it promises to be lots of fun. But knowing Scaredy Squirrel, it will be VERY safe!
The Dinosaur event is always super fun and well attended. You and your little one will have LOTS of fun. The gym nights have been slowly growing and are a great way to get exercise, learn to interact with others and play in a boisterous environment. Hope to see you at one or both of the events.
Dad’s and other important male caregivers are essential in the physical, emotional and psychological health of their children. This book by Neil Gaiman is an excellent, honest look at the irreplaceable role Dad’s play in our lives. I highly recommend it.