Board of Director
Denise St. Vincent
Shannon Lenton – Librarian
Outreach and programming
Interested in volunteering?
We could use people who are interested in doing story time for young children. Please call and speak to Shannon or Lise
Welcome to our new librarian Shannon Lenton. She joined our library staff in August of this year. She is an avid reader and enjoys discussing all the wonderful books she has read over the years. She is open to suggestions of new books and would love to have new people come into the library and enjoy her love for the written word. Please help us in welcoming Shannon into our beautiful library.
A few changes at the Ste. Anne Library…
The Library in the Town of Ste. Anne has recently hired a new part time Outreach Program Coordinator to increase programming and to search for more government grants.
The library was recently awarded a $4000 grant from the Winnipeg Foundation to provide a program encouraging inter-generational reading. New Program Director Lise Champagne says they are currently in the process of developing that program with hopes of getting it started in January or February.
The library has recently expanded their children’s area to include space for the local pre-school group that uses the facility four days per week. The group uses the library before it opens from 9-11 a.m. “Along with the pre-school program, we will have a French story time starting on January 8 that will run every Friday for 10 weeks. I’m also in the process of starting a story time for English speaking families that should be starting in January or February as well.”
Champagne says they also have a book mobile going to the senior citizens homes starting on Monday December 7. “I’ll be going every Monday for an hour to let them pick and exchange books. I can look on my system and order books from different libraries for them if needed.”
Head Librarian Mona Gauthier says the library offers an inter-library loan program. “When someone needs a book we can search for it and order it or put it on hold, that library mails it out and when our patron is done with it, we mail it back. We’ve noticed a big increase in the last few months. Our inter-library loans have increased by about 25%.”
Gauthier says, “We have a great variety of books in good condition for sale during library hours, hardcover books are two dollars, paperback books are one dollar and children’s books are only fifty cents.”
Gauthier adds the library hours have recently been changed as well. “Our new hours are: Monday from 11-4:30, Tuesday through Thursday from 11-7, Friday from 10-4 and on Saturday from 10-1.”
Deanna Marriott is the Secretary for the board of directors for the Ste. Anne Library, she says the library started 25 years ago in the old convent and moved to it’s current location at 16 De L’ Eglise Street about 20 years ago. “The board of directors at that time purchased the adjoining property and house in anticipation that they may need the land at some point to expand. We had rented out the house, but sold it recently.”
“We are still looking for volunteers, we would love it if we had someone to come in on a daily basis, Mona can always use help shelving books and for our book sale. There’s always something to do here at the library. So if you’re looking for something to do, we would be happy to have you,” says Champagne.
Written by SteinbachOnLine