Tag Archives: story time

Imaginative Play

Imaginative Play

We are all getting the message that play is essential to optimal human development.  Here Vivian Gussin Paley, celebrated author of multiple books about story telling and imaginative play with young children, speaks about the essential survival skill of creating story and navigating relationships.  I found it inspirational and motivating.

“They (children) are inventing and reinventing themselves as thinking people, before the world tells them what to think.”

FSJ Public Library Fall Programs

FSJ Public Library Fall Programs

The Summer Reading program was another hit over the holiday.  After a short break, things are staring up again at the Public Library.  Here is what they have planned for our little people.

To print these activities, click here. Fall Pre-school Library Programs 2012

For more information about library programs for all ages, click below.

http://fortstjohn.bclibrary.ca/

Or check out their Facebook page by clicking here  

artsyfARTsy – FREE family art activities

artsyfARTsy – FREE family art activities

 

The Totem Mall is being invaded on Saturday, April 28th with everything artsyfARTsy.  Our theme this month is ECO and DIGITAL art.

FREE activities for whole family include:

T-Shirt Painting, Jackson Pollock style painting, Wearable Art Fashion Show, Permanent mural on the wall between Orange Julius and Coles, Face Painting, Interactive Story Time and the Words on Wheels Bus.

There is someting for everyone and it’s FREE!

Applications for the Wearable Art Fashion Show are being accepted until Wednesday, April 25th.

FSJ Library

FSJ Library

Here’s a new book featured at the FSJ Public Library this week.  Click to visit their updated website.

The library celebrated its 62nd birthday on Thursday, March 1st.  That is something to be very proud of!!

Library story times are:

Toddler Story Time

  •  Ages 2 – 3 years
  • Wednesday mornings @ 10:15am
  • Weekly sessions
  • A fun combination of stories, rhymes, songs and sometimes crafts!

Registration is suggested but not required. Parents are asked to accompany their child.

Pre-School Story Time

  • Ages 3 – 5 years
  • Thursday mornings @ 10:15am
  • Weekly sessions

Registration is suggested but not required. Parents are asked to accompany their child.

Check out the FSJ Library Facebook page and Twitter feed.

 

Family Literacy Celebrations at the FSJ Public Library

Family Literacy Celebrations at the FSJ Public Library

Family Literacy Week 2012 is taking over the town! For our part, the Fort St. John Public Library will be holding three events:

Thursday, January 26th @ 10:15am: Family Story Time

Story Time is always for families, but this week we’d like to see as many family members as possible! Bring your dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins or whoever else is in your family!

Friday, January 27th @ 1:30pm: Family Game Afternoon

Playing board games, card games and dice games is a great way to practice literacy skills and have fun at the same time. On Friday afternoon, we will be taking over the Library space for a family games afternoon. We will have games on hand, but feel free to bring your own!

Saturday, January 28th: Kids’ Film Fest and Library Camp-In Adventure

This is your chance to spend the whole night in the library, surrounded by thousands and thousands of books! The evening starts with a Kids’ Film Fest for everyone, and ends with an overnight adventure if you’re feeling brave! Book your campsite now, as there is limited space.

Contact Morgan for more information at 250.785.3731.

Morgan Peltier – Program Coordinator/Children’s Librarian  mpeltier@fsjlibrary.ca

Fort St John Public Library

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Library Camp In 2012

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Family Literacy Day Events

Family Literacy Day Events

Friday, January 27th is Family Literacy Day.  But there are events happening all week to help celebrate! All are family friendly but not all are aimed at pre-schoolers.  All events are free but some require pre-registration.  Check out the ones that might suit your family.

Family Literacy Day Poster

Family Literacy Day Events

Literacy Events Passport 1

Literacy Events Passport 2

North Peace Literacy Alliance web-site

Contact Clarice Eckford, Literacy Outreach Coordinator

locfsj@gmail.com


October WOW Bus Calendar

October WOW Bus Calendar

On the road again.  Just can’t wait to get on the road again. . . .

We are excited to be back. We have many exciting themes planned for you this year.

Come visit us and meet Edie Wiebe, our new WOW Bus driver and program facilitator.

October WOW Bus Schedule 2011

 

Michael Kusugak is coming to the Public Library

Michael Kusugak is coming to the Public Library

On Saturday, April 30 at 2 pm, Michael Kusugak is coming to the Fort St. John Library for an hour of storytelling.  This is a rare and awesome privilege for our community.  This is one of my favourite authors. You might recognize one of these titles.

Check out his web-site or the event poster.  Hope to see you there!

Michael Kusugak’s web-site

Michael Kusugak – FSJ LIbrary April 30th

Special Library events in January

Special Library events in January

Lots of opportunity at the FSJ Public Library this month.  Pre-school and elementary story times continue on Wednesday and Thursday at 10:15 am and Saturdays at 2 pm.  These are an excellent way to introduce your family to the library.

January Pre-School Storytimes 2011

Saturday Elementary Picture Book Club January-March 2011

Also, a very fond farewell is sent out to Janice Closson, children’s librarian, who is moving on to tackle new challenges. She will be missed by many families, including mine!  Best of luck!

Welcome to Morgan Peltier, who is taking over for Janice.  We look forward to meeting and working with you.

http://fortstjohn.bclibrary.ca/