Wild fun with the library March programs

March is a study in contradictions: the last cold days of winter give way to the warmth of spring, your snow shovel and umbrella sit side-by-side at the front door, and you’re ready to add some variety to your comfortable daily routine.

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library can add variety to your life with programs and services for you to enjoy, so read on.

On Tuesday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m., Team T&J will take interactive music and entertainment to incredible heights with a high-energy, super-powered concert for kids and families. This live experience is an uplifting journey of self-exploration, creativity and participation that encourages kids to see and feel what it means to come together and STICK2GETHER.

This program is free and will be presented live on the library’s Facebook page at facebook.com/WSPLibrary. Team T&J can be found on their website at teamtandj.com

On Thursday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m., join in to see the Jungle Cat staff talk about animal behaviours and how to care for and protect the animals on our planet. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

This program is free and will be presented live on the library Facebook page at facebook.com/WSPLibrary.  More Jungle Cat World details can be found at junglecatworld.com

The “Where the Wild Books Are” Reading Club for children ages 3-12 continues. This program runs until March 31, so it’s not too late to join the fun. This club, based on the beloved picture book by Maurice Sendak, challenges children to read and let their imaginations run wild.

The program uses the Beanstack App to track reading progress. Prize incentives will be given to children to encourage their reading. To login or register with the Beanstack App, customers can download the app for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.  You can also link to the Beanstack App through the library’s website at wsplibrary.ca.

You’ll want to check out the library’s two new CloudLibrary products: Comics Plus and News Stand, both available starting March 1st.

Comics Plus offers unlimited, simultaneous access to over 2,000 digital comics, graphic novels and manga.

News Stand features over 6,590 digital magazines, with over 2,000 titles that are in different languages.  The News Stand collection will offer simultaneous use for all digital magazine titles for WSPL customers which means that customers will be able to download any title, at any time, for offline reading with no set loan period. WSPL customers will also have no limit to the number of titles checked out.

Both CloudLibrary Comics Plus and News Stand begin as separate, free apps for download on the Apple App Store or Google Play but will merge into the CloudLibrary app later this year.

If you are looking for assistance with your device or computer or are curious about the library’s digital collections, you can book a virtual tech help session via Zoom. Sessions will be offered on Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Contact Jeff Bennett, Coordinator of Digital Services, at [email protected] or call 905-642-7323 ext. 5234 to book your appointment.

 

Photo: Team T&J will take interactive music and entertainment to incredible heights with a high-energy, super-powered concert for kids and families on March 16.

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