A new session of winter programs kick off today at the Prince George Public Library (PGPL) with story times offered six times a week, including a new children’s story time in French. Popular past favourites Pajama Storytime and Reading Buddies are also back, the latter after not being offered for several years. Reading Buddies pairs elementary students with a teen volunteer ‘big buddy’ for an hour of reading each week.
The busy winter lineup includes over 40 unique programs ranging from weekly Chess Kids to a monthly gardening series which features lectures by Master Gardeners from the David Douglas Botanical Society. The first in the gardening series, Growing Apples with Dave Rumpel, runs this Thursday, January 11th at the Bob Harkins Branch at 7:00pm. The gardening series is sponsored by the Grow North Project.
There will be plenty of support for school age children with a Science Fair Info Session, Heritage Fair Info Session and for the first ProD/NID day of 2018 – All Things STEAM. There are also a few spots left in the Homework Help program which offers free tutoring in Math and English.
Teen programs will run the first three Tuesday nights of each month beginning with Creative Writing tomorrow, January 9th, at the Bob Harkins Branch at 7 p.m.
All programs offered by the Prince George Public Library are free. Registration is required for some programs including Homework Help and Reading Buddies. More information can be found at www.pgpl.ca or in the library guide. Guides are available at either branch, City Hall, Books and Company, and Tourism Prince George.