While McLennan librarian Maureen Fisher takes her annual summer break, two seasonal-staff are on hand to keep things running from July 3 until the end of August.
Lindsay Wells from Guy is returning this year in the position of summer library manager and first time library employee Alex Rondeau is running the summer programs.
Lindsay Wells, has just completed her studies in education at Medicine Hat, and is now working her third summer at McLennan Library, where on the two previous years she supervised the summer programs.
Alex Rondeau graduated from G.P. Vanier in June and will be attending the University of Alberta in Edmonton this fall to studying for a Bachelor of Arts in drama and a secondary degree in education.
Apart from this year being Rondeau’s first year at the library it is also his first time working with young children.
However, he appears undaunted by the challenge, saying that he likes spending time with kids and having a young niece and nephew he knows what to expect.
Along with offering seven individual summer programs, it is important to note that the library continues to offer its usual services and resources to all visitors and patrons throughout the summer.
All McLennan Library summer programs are free and do not require a library card in order to participate.
A schedule of the McLennan Municipal Library summer programs is available on the library website and Facebook page or one can drop in at the library to receive a printed copy.