While McLennan librarian Maureen Fisher takes her summer break, two seasonal staff will keep things running smoothly from July 4 until the end of August. Although Fisher has yet to leave on vacation, the seasonal staff have already started at the library.
Jessie Benoit from Donnelly, who worked as summer library manager last year is back in the same position. Benoit has completed his second year of a Bachelor of Education and Science combined program at the French Campus at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
As of early June, Benoit was working at the library doing inventory before his position as summer manager commences in July.
Lindsay Wells who is from Guy has also completed her second year studying education in Medicine Hat. This is Wells first season at McLennan Library where she will assume the busy position of coordinating summer programming. Wells worked part time at the library the first week in June and returns as fulltime seasonal employee on July 4 and works until the end of August.
There is a busy programming schedule throughout the summer with Ask a Geek happening on Monday mornings from 10.30 to 11.30 am.
As the name suggests, the Ask a Geek service provides an opportunity for people to have questions answered and problems solved related to email, social media, and general computer.
For ages 6 to 12, the summer reading club takes place on Tuesdays from 1.30 to 2.30 pm.
Tot Time is on Wednesdays from 1.30 to 2.30 p.m. every Wednesday, allowing kids under six years of age to enjoy listening to stories being read aloud and to participate in crafts.
Little Bits Electronic Class is divided into junior (8-12) and senior (12-17) categories. The classes are scheduled on Thursdays with the junior session taking place from 10.15 to 11.30 a.m., and senior sessions from 1.30 to 2.45 p.m.
Elementary computer coding classes provide an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of computer sciences by playing challenging online games and putting basic coding skills to the test.
Coding classes take place every alternate Friday, beginning July 8. Board Game Café happens every alternate Friday beginning on July 15. From 1.30 to 3.30 pm a variety of board games will be available catering to different age groups and levels of skill.
All McLennan Library summer programs are free and do not require a library card in order to participate.