Priddis/Millarville/Red Deer Lake

Millarville Community Library – Jul 2021

Summer already! And a summer we are all more than ready for! Our little library will operate its usual Summer hours (Wednesdays 10-7:30) when you can browse or pick up books you have ordered through the Marigold system. You will notice a pleasant change in the library with new shelving which allows for more books as well as appearing more spacious.

The good news is that our Summer program, which last year was awarded a Marigold “Making a Difference” award will go ahead. As of now the Summer Program will start Wednesday July 7, 2:30pm, each Wednesday for 8 weeks. There will be a Bingo card reading program, an Alphabet in Nature scavenger hunt and much more. In case of inclement weather and indoor restrictions a craft kit will be available for pick-up. Any changes will be posted on the Millarville Library Facebook and Instagram pages. Contact Natasha at the library, 403.931.3919 or for more information or to register.

Summer is a great time for reading for you and your little book worms. There are many new children’s books in the library, including some great new craft books. If your kids are thinking of entering one of the many Millarville Fair competitions, check out Duct Tape Creations, Rock Painting and Steam Punk Creations or the “Vegetable” Creature Series.

There are new Large print books as well as adult audio books, (great for road trips) and you can download kids’ audiobooks through Overdrive or TumbleBook Library for younger kids at

The book clubs of Millarville, Priddis and Bragg Creek participated in a “virtual” sharing of their favourite books instead of their annual wine and cheese meeting. Each club sent in their book picks for the past year which were then collected and the ensuing list was sent out to all the clubs. The book clubs met in a variety of ways in order to follow COVID-19 restrictions: zoom meetings, hikes and campfire discussions, a reading list that each member contributed to and then read at their leisure, weather permitting outdoor distanced meetings. The power of the story would not be defeated by restrictions it seemed.

If you are a Ken Follet fan, The Evening and the Morning, a prequel to The Pillars of Earth is available in our library. Set in England at the dawn of a new era, the Middle Ages, it takes us on an epic journey full of ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, corruption and generosity. Perhaps things have not changed that much in ten centuries! You won’t be able to put it down, although you might need a pillow to prop it up as you read it in your hammock (it is 900 pages)!

Wishing you all a happy, safe summer. If we are lucky and careful we can look forward to a normal fall and winter!

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