Family story time takes place on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for babies up to five years old. This program is offered by Sky Nelson, who reads books with the children, sings and does crafts.
“We also have online programming as COVID-19 has limited our library’s ability to offer in-person programming,” Stares said. “This led to the creation of the Alex Robertson Public Library YouTube channel, which now has 133 videos, including Family Storytime, arts and crafts, and Labrats Science Club. Labrats Science Club is taught by Meagan Gilbert, geologist. This week we are learning how to use a microscope.
Also available is DYI Storytime, where kids can grab an individual bag with a themed book, action song, and craft. This can be done at the library or taken home.
A discussion about the book Arabic Cooking on a Prairie Farm: Recipes and Memories of a Syrian Pioneer will take place at the library on March 16 at 7 p.m. This is part of the One Book, One Province initiative.
A creative artists space is also available for public use with materials to create drawings, calligraphy, painting and embroidery. Eyes noted that the pearls will soon arrive in space.
“Part of our other online programs include emotional wellness and libraries with Roots of Hope and the Pahkisimon Nuye?áh Library System, which is currently on our Facebook page,” he said. “Please check out James’ review of our most popular e-resources such as Creative Bug, which teaches you about arts and crafts and is free to all library users. There are also tons of e-resources, dozens of free sites with free newspapers and magazines, as well as audiobooks and e-books.