Check out volunteer activities below for the Bee!
29 Book Bungalows have been adopted and distributed to good homes. There are a few left and they will be place in areas that do not have any or many. The Bungalows become the property of the individual or group that takes them and it will be their responsibility to maintain the books and the bungalow.
The Town of High River is helping to prepare a map that shows all the locations of the Book Bungalows. The map will be available on our website as well as Our High River, Town of High River and other appropriate locations. Do you already own a little free library? Would you like to be added to the map? Please contact the office with your address and contact information.
A Book Bungalow and a Board Game Box will be set up on between Evelyn’s Memory Lane and Colossis downtown for public use. The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee will be decorating this Bungalow.
Highwood HighSchool Grade 10 Construction class has constructed the Bungalows as a school project and did an awesome job. We are excited to partner with the young people at that school. High River Home Hardware is a generous donor to this project as well as the High River Rotary, and the High River Vitality Fund. We also have had help from so many volunteers in our community. Delbert Moncrieff donated his time and truck to transport the bungalows to the Culture Centre. The High River Firemen and Fred Stegmeier came out and helped move them into the Culture Centre.
September 8th is Internationnal Literacy Day and we will be launching the Book Bungalows on that date. More information to follow.
We are looking for individuals to help with the Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee 2017. See info below. Volunteers are important to the success of the event and we are looking for people to help organize, sell raffle tickets, be the BEE and much more. Check out this link for more information about the 2016 Bee.
A few specific jobs are:
Communications Promotion Lead
Team Support Lead
Be our Bee mascot
Call 403.652.5090 or email email@example.com
Wonderful Cards for sale:
We still have our cards for sale at #3 1204 – 10th St. SE, High River, Alberta. Available during work days from Monday to Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Do you need Greeting Cards? NorthplusSouth, an Okotoks business, donated some wonderful good quality cards for our use. Only $1.00 a card. Choose from Christmas, Valentines, Easter, Thank you, Birthdays, Anniversary and much, much more.
Preserving Memories – Technology, Seniors and Youth
If anyone is interested in becoming a mentor for seniors to learn more about technology or to get help to preserve memories to digital contact the High River Library at 403.652.2917. Training will be provided for mentors to learn about the new technology and some tips on working with the senior population.
This project is a partnership between Literacy for Life Foundation, High River Library, Bow Valley College and McBride Career Services.
As seniors begin to downsize their homes and have to move into care or a smaller home, there is often limited space for many of their memories and items that give quality of life, such as records, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, photographs, slides and negatives. A portion of the funds would be used to purchase equipment that would be housed at the library to transcribe these memories to a digital format. The second part of the project is providing volunteer mentors to help support the senior’s learning. (Partially funded by the New Horizon Federal Grant).