The Bookmobile

TNRD Library System footnotes

A digital photography course is coming to Cache Creek, and the TNRD is looking for a replacement for the Bookmobile.

CACHE CREEK LIBRARY

Digital Photography

On Tuesday June 28, a session will be providing an overview of the highly technical subject of digital photography. Key concepts around digital photography and imaging will be covered, along with digital cameras, scanners, image formats, sizing, software, and some basic skills. It is highly recommended that participants be proficient with the Windows operating system, file management, and program interface. The free session, which is open to everyone, is from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.

For younger readers

Several events for younger readers are planned at the Cache Creek Library over the summer, to tie in with the Summer Reading Club. On July 13 participants can take part in The Amazing Race, while on July 27 they can Blast Into Space. On August 10 there will be a polymer clay zipper pull (which will also take place at the Ashcroft Library from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. the same day), and on August 24 there will be a wrap-up Destination Imagination event. All Cache Creek events take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

SAVONA LIBRARY

Writing contest

The Story Maker writing contest is open through July 16, with the winner receiving a $20.00 Chapters gift card. Contact the library at (250) 373-2666 for details.

Summer fun

A host of events are planned throughout the summer, beginning on July 8 with Little Bits, which are easy to use electronic building blocks. Participants are encouraged to come down and see what they can create with their Bits. There will be an Amazing Race on July 15, Maker Day on July 22, and a Blast Into Space on July 29; more events are planned through August. All Savona Library events take place between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

BOOKMOBILE

The TNRD Library System’s Bookmobile still makes regular trips to Walhachin, Loon Lake, and Spences Bridge, bringing books and other items every three weeks to areas without a permanent library. “It’s a community hub for some of these places,” says Joelle Samson, head of outreach services. “People are right there ready as soon as we arrive, and some stay the whole time we’re there. It’s quite a lifeline for smaller communities.”

The Summer Reading Program is offered through the Bookmobile for all younger readers. During its visit to Spences Bridge on August 25 the Bookmobile will be holding a “Blow Ups and Bubbles” event in conjunction with the summer reading program. Residents served by the Bookmobile are reminded that they can place a hold on any book within the TNRD library system, which will be delivered to them via the Bookmobile.

The current Bookmobile will soon be replaced, as it is becoming increasingly difficult to source parts for the 15-year-old vehicle, and more expensive to maintain it. At the TNRD Board of Directors meeting on June 16, directors approved the expenditure of up to $500,000 to fund the purchase of a replacement Bookmobile in 2017.

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