Programs available for children, adults at Weyburn Public Library

There are programs for children, teens and adults at the Weyburn Public Library, with most of the programming available virtually or in combination with a take-and-make kit available at the library.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all programs for children nine and under are virtual only.

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The COVID restrictions also mean the library’s toy-lending library is not available, no food or drink is permitted in the library, and there is a limit of 30 people in the branch, including staff.

For young children, there is a storytime posted as of March 3 for two to five-year-olds, featuring Coralynn Sexton on the library’s YouTube channel, doing stories, songs and rhymes.

Those interested are asked to email wplchildprogrammer@southeastlibrary.ca to receive the link for the video.

There is a story take-and-make on Monday, March 15 for two to five-year-olds, with the kit available at the library branch. Red the selected story from the library’s e-resource “Tumblebooks” and do the craft activity provided. If interested, parents can send in a photo of the creation to the same email address.

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, there is an activities for families to build a leprechaun trap, with take-and-make kit available starting Thursday, March 11.

The kit will include decorations needed to help build a good trap.

A kids cooking class for children aged six to 12 will be posted on the library’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, March 23 at 4 p.m., and will show how to make Rice Krispie nests, in time for Easter.

An online multi-player social game, called Among Us, will be hosted for children aged 10 to 14 years on Wednesday, March 10 at 5 p.m. Parents need to register to receive the lobby code.

At the end of the hour, players can vote for the “most helpful” crewmate, and they will receive a $10 iTunes/Google play gift card.

A STEM think tank activity, spring engineering, will test the engineering skills of kids aged five to 12 years. Using plastic eggs, there are activities like building an egg bridge, a garden fence for Peter Rabbit, or building the tallest tower, among other activities. Call the library to reserve a kit to take home.

For teens, there is a program to create a spring garland that will be posted on Tuesday, March 16 at 4 p.m. There will be a take-and-make kit available to follow with the video.

There will be an online book bingo for teens and adults, and it will be held live on Facebook on Saturday, March 27 at 3 p.m. Contact the library to get a book-themed bingo card to play along, and the first person to call out “bingo” will win a book.

There will be a craft program to make wind spinners on Thursday, March 18, with kits to be available by March 15.

The adult book club will meet on Monday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the book, “Separation Anxiety: A coming of middle age story” by Miji Campbell. Next month, the club will discuss the book, “The Purchase” by Linda Spalding. Those interested can pick up a copy of the book at the front desk, or check for it on e-resources.