Rimbey Library to expand summer reading program to Bluffton

It’s going to be a summer of great reading opportunities combined with lots of fun and excitement at the Rimbey Municipal Library

It’s going to be a summer of great reading opportunities combined with lots of fun and excitement at the Rimbey Municipal Library and at its newly acquired summer satellite The Bluffton General Store.

The summer reading program in Rimbey will begin Wed., July 2 and run until Thurs., Aug. 21. A windup party will be held Aug. 22.

This year’s reading program called ‘Eureka’ promises to provide fun, entertainment and, most importantly, an excellent way to continue learning and reading in a fun and positive environment.

The Eureka program at the Rimbey library will be held Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m. The program is geared towards Kindergarten to Grade 6 students.

The Rimbey library’s summer reading program has expanded this year and will reach out to its young patrons in Bluffton.

On Mondays, starting July 7, the Rimbey Library is coming to Bluffton General Store from 10 a.m. to noon. Drop by the store for stories, crafts, games and fun.

This is a drop-in program and registration is not required.

The Bluffton Surprise Party reading program will provide a few hours of excitement for elementary aged kids in a positive, relaxed atmosphere.

Activities will be geared towards children in Kindergarten to Grade 6 and will run July 7 to Aug. 18.

There is no fee for the program, but donations are always welcome.

Librarian Jean Keetch is excited about the outreach project.

“The store has very generously offered us space. We are funded to serve rural people and I’m pleased we are able to make a difference by offering a supplementary program in Bluffton.”

Each session will be a surprise, but will include storytelling and craft activity.

As well as the Eureka Summer Reading Program at the Rimbey library, preschool story time and wiggle worms is held Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschool story time is held Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Surprise parties are held Fridays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Let’s Go Lego is held on Saturdays and at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday during July and August is movie is shown at the library. Conoco Philips sponsors movie night.