Mon - Thurs: 10:00am to 09:00pm
Friday: 10:00am to 06:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 05:00pm
Sunday: 01:00pm to 05:00pm
10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5
Catch the Buzz!
“No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.” - Aesop
Acts of kindness, whether big or small can have wonderful side effects. According to author and Dr. David Hamilton, there is scientific evidence that shows that kindness makes us happier, is good for the heart, slows ageing, improves relationships and is very contagious. Doing kind things for others connects us with each other and has a ripple effect.
This year the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library wants to focus on kindness in how it delivers service to our patrons, treat ourselves and how we treat our coworkers. On February 27th library staff and board wore pink in support of antibullying and being kind and shared kind notes with each other.
In March we are spreading some kindness to the community by holding our second annual Food for Fines week from March 18-25. People are invited bring food donations to the Library to help pay down their fines. To further spread the kindness, all food donations will be dropped off at the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank.
In the following months we hope you can help us grow a Tree of Kindness by writing a kind note or message. We will also be inviting you to share your stories of kindness with us. We will compile these stories into a book that will hopefully be launched late fall. Stay tuned for these and more Library events, programs and activities to promote and encourage kindness.
In this busy, tech-filled world, why not take some time out of your schedule to be grateful, compassionate and kind. You’ll be amazed at how this simple, selfless act will make you and others feel. In the words of the Dalai Lama, “Be kind and compassionate person. This is the inner beauty that is a key factor to making a better world.”
We have a variety of programs available for all ages.