Good Reads: Explore, discover at library

Explore the Maple Ridge Public Library and discover an array of unique, free programs.

Guest storyteller Elspeth Bowers tells the story of a chicken who needs help from his friends to make pizza during storytime at the Maple Ridge Library.

Guest storyteller Elspeth Bowers tells the story of a chicken who needs help from his friends to make pizza during storytime at the Maple Ridge Library.

At the Maple Ridge Public Library, our goal is to promote and cultivate strong communities. We are a resource that gives citizens access to information, community space, free events, and more.

This month, we have a wide range of events happening that foster life-long learning.  Come explore your library and discover an array of unique, free programs.

On March 7, at 7 p.m., the library is hosting Come Read With Me, a program created in partnership with the local school district and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows-Katzie Community Literacy Committee. This invaluable session will give parents tools and strategies to make learning to read fun for beginner or struggling young readers.

Call the library to register, starting Feb. 7.

We are excited to present Family Afternoon with Polish Legends, taking place on Feb. 18, from 1-4 p.m. You’ll find lots of ways to explore this rich cultural heritage through traditional puppet shows, presented by Puppet Theatre Jester, plus Polish storytelling, poems and cartoons, and even a book exchange. We will also have delicious Polish treats for everyone to enjoy.

Join us on Feb.  22 at 10:30 a.m. for Baby Play Date. This hands-on event will give parents and caregivers an opportunity to play with babies and toddlers and support early literacy at the same time. Discover how to use inexpensive everyday items for creative, interactive play. Come to have fun, meet local parents, and go away with new ideas to try at home.

• For more information on these and other programs, check out the events section on our website at fvrl.bc.ca or contact the library at 604-467-7417.

 

By Sarah Dearman, librarian, Maple Ridge Public Library.