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Friday: 10:00am to 06:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 05:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Catch the Buzz!
Thank you to everyone who submitted a story to our Stories of Kindness contest!
Next up is reading through all the entries, choosing the winners who will get to have their stories published, and then on November 13 we will unveil our newly published work and celebrate all the winners on World Kindness Day! So mark it in your calendars and come join us for an evening of fun and celebration.
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart
Our tree is growing beautifully thanks to you, but there are still lots of spaces left. Stop by the library to share what you are grateful for!
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.