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10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5
Catch the Buzz!
October 25, 2019
Celebrate World Kindness Day!
The Fort Saskatchewan Public Library and Shell Scotford are inviting the residents of Fort Saskatchewan to do or witness a kind act during the month of November and share it on the Library’s Facebook and Twitter pages using #onekindact.
“We are hoping that everyone participates and catches the kindness buzz in time for World Kindness Day held on November 13th,” comments Library Director Michele Fedyk.
Everyone is welcome to attend the Stories of Kindness Celebration held on November 13, 7-8 pm. The Library will launch its Stories of Kindness Book that evening. Selected and winning entries will be presented and refreshments will be served. Special guest, Mary Pinkoski, the Library’s Writer in Residence will also recite a special poem written for the occasion. This event and the publishing cost of this book was generously sponsored by Shell Scotford.
“This is the finale to our Kindness Initiative for 2019 here at the Library,” added Fedyk.
The Library hosted and initiated a variety of kindness activities including a Kindness Tree for everyone to express gratitude for something, a Kindness themed storytime, and a Stories of Kindness Contest. It also participated in Shell’s Fuelling Kindness: Back to School initiative where staff wrote positive messages on the sidewalks leading to schools on the first day back at school.
Fort Saskatchewan Public Library, located on 10011- 102 Street, provides and promotes resources, services and programs to meet community needs for leisure, study and information in an environment that is welcoming and supportive.
For more information:
Michele Fedyk, Library Director
Fort Saskatchewan Public Library
10011 – 102 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, AB, T8L 2C5
www.fspl.ca 780-998-4288 (phone) 780-992-3255 (fax)
As part of our Kindness Initiative for 2019, we are now waiving overdue fees on Fort Saskatchewan Public Library children’s materials for the rest of the year! We know how busy life can be for all of us, and especially those of us with young families. To help relieve some of the burden, all you need to do is come to the front desk of Fort Saskatchewan Public Library and we will remove all your overdue fees on any children’s materials (this includes children’s books, CDs, DVDs, etc.).
Please note that overdue fees will only be waived at Fort Saskatchewan Public Library (and not at Strathcona County Library) and only on items owned by Fort Saskatchewan Public Library (and not owned by Strathcona County Library or any other library). There will still be a fee for lost and damaged children’s items.
“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 spread some kindness to the community by holding our second annual Food for Fines week from March 18-25. People were invited to bring food donations to the Library to help pay down their fines. To further spread the kindness, all food donations were 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.