Kathie’s Blog


Zoom With Kathie

Last Updated 2021/03/05

We are super excited to announce we are now offering Zoom Fridays with Kathie! You can call to set up an appointment, we’ll send you a link, and we can browse the shelves together, talk about book recommendations, or the kids can just say hi so we can reconnect. You can call 204-306-8114 to book


New books – February 24/21

Last Updated 2021/02/24

Here are some of the new books we added to our collection this morning.  


Middle Grade Nonfiction Recommendations

Last Updated 2021/02/04

We have some excellent new middle grade nonfiction, all of which I read and highly recommend: The Eagle Huntress: The True Story of the Girl Who Soared Beyond Expectations by Aisholpan Nurgan with Liz Welch  This is the story about a girl from Mongolia who wanted to be an eagle hunter like her father. Traditionally,


Expanded hours for Children’s Department

Last Updated 2020/09/22

I’m very excited that we are going to be expanding our hours for in person visits to the children’s department. Starting on September 28th, you can make an appointment between 11:00AM and 6:00PM from Monday to Friday for in person browsing IN THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT ONLY. Please call us to make an appointment. I can’t


Summer @ The Library – August 10th

Last Updated 2020/08/10

This is our final newsletter of the summer. We hope you’ve enjoyed our recommendations, activities, and challenges. We appreciate everyone who participated and gave us feedback. We’re finishing off this year’s virtual summer reading program with a “magic” theme. You can’t go wrong with any of these stories that take you to other worlds, introduce


Summer @ The Library – August 3rd

Last Updated 2020/08/04

This week our theme is all about the arts. We’ve included a wide variety of book recommendations for all kinds of creative pursuits, including painting, sculpting, cooking, gardening, acting, and more! Check out this week’s challenge and send us a photo of your creative side before Friday, August 7th at noon to be entered into


Summer @ The Library – July 27th

Last Updated 2020/07/27

This week our theme is “dark places”, and we have recommendations for books about things out of this world, deep under water, and about exploring the neighborhood at night. We hope you find some books in these pages that appeal to you. Our photo challenge for the week is to take a space-themed photos. Use


Summer @ The Library – July 20th

Last Updated 2020/07/20

Welcome to our animal-themed week! Whether you a fan of a cuddly pet, or fascinated by wild animals, we’ve got some great book recommendations for you this week. Check out the highly anticipated sequel to The One and Only Ivan called THE ONE AND ONLY BOB. This week’s photo challenge is to take a picture


Summer @ The Library – July 13th

Last Updated 2020/07/13

Happy Monday! This week’s newsletter and book recommendations are all focused on adventure. Whether its an adventure in your backyard, a staycation, or a day trip to a Manitoba destination, we hope you can find a bit of adventure this summer. We have a $20 McNally Robinson gift card up for grabs for the most


Summer @ the Library – July 6th

Last Updated 2020/07/06

This is the second addition of Summer @ The Library, and our theme is “water”. We are giving away a $20 gift card to McNally Robinson and 3 reusable water balloons featured on page 7 to the person who emails us the most creative photo of you or your family enjoying water. Entries are due