KIPLING - The Kipling Public Library is another busy branch within the Southeast Regional Library. Take-and-make crafts are available throughout the year every other week. These crafts are available for preschool and elementary-aged children alike.
Librarian Charla Smyth has a full roster of various groups for a wide range of age and interests. Preschool Story Time and Kinderkids Music Group offer these children an organized program designed with age appropriateness in mind on alternating Thursdays at 10 o’clock. These programs run for six-week stretches throughout the year.
The home-school group meets Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. This group allows parents and students to network between each other sharing resource ideas and planning for the first hour with free play and socializing for the final hour. The opportunity to share co-operatively is vital to these families.
A GriefShare Program runs Sunday afternoons from 3-5 p.m. until Dec. 3. Registration is required for this group. Further programming available to the town and district includes Junk Journalling on Wednesdays from Nov. 8-22. Registration is now full for this event.
Smyth also mentioned that they would be acting as a local drop off point for the Christmas Shoebox collection. Nov. 10 is the deadline for the shoeboxes to arrive at the library. She continued to say that there is an ongoing food drive for the local food bank. Donations were accepted annually in October each year and passed along to the organization for distribution.
The Kipling Public Library is preparing for its main fundraiser from Nov. 21-25. The used book sale is a week-long event. Five dollars a bag gives shoppers the opportunity to fill their home with exciting new reads. It is also a terrific way to manage the Christmas list with options for everyone.
Smyth continued: “Please access all the southeast branches’ schedules at southeastlibrary.ca. It’s a wonderful way to become active and involved in your local branch."