Don’t stay cooped up inside all winter – your community libraries always have something going on. It’s time to check in on Grand River Stanley Park!
In December, our partners at Extend-A-Family hosted Warming a Community, a neighbourhood fun food drive. This festive event combined holiday giving with a get-together for neighbours who enjoyed refreshments, library tours, and laughter. And then everyone went out in groups, walking together door-to-door, to collect donations for the Food Bank. Thank you to Extend-A-Family for bringing Warming a Community to Kitchener Public Library.
Of course, Grand River Stanley Park is a hot spot for kids’ activities of all kinds, including the Angry Birds and Tactile Books craft workshops, seen in the photos below. Be sure to drop in on PA Day, January 29th, from 1 – 4 pm for fun activities, games, and crafts.
Need help with your tablet, smart phone, or e-reader? Grand River Stanley Park offers One-on-One Technology Coaching on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Book your 30-minute session by calling the library at 519.896.1736.
There are plenty more events and programs coming up at Grand River Stanley Park this winter, including:
Budgeting and Money Management Basics on Jan. 26
DIY String Art on Jan. 28
Grand Reads book club, All the Light We Cannot See on Feb. 17
Artist-at-Work demonstration on Feb. 6
Fostering Love with the KW Humane Society on Feb. 23
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Family Storytime every Wednesday morning through to Feb. 24
Roblox Play-a-thon on Jan. 27
Art for the Heart on Feb. 13
Don’t forget, all of our events are FREE. New sessions of Baby Time, Tales for Twos, Getting Ready for Kindergarten, and other children’s programs begin in March and April; details and registration are coming soon. See our full calendar here, and we’ll see you soon at Grand River Stanley Park Community Library!
A HISTORY OF COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
1971: Stanley Park Community Library opens as the Sunnyside branch, within the Sunnyside retirement residence.
1988: The branch is relocated to Christ Lutheran School.
2002: Grand River Stanley Park Community Library opens, in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board and attached to the Grand River Collegiate Institute. (Hi, Renegades!)