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Kapuskasing Public Library Launches summer program

By Kyle Lincez, The Northern Times

Student employees at the Kapuskasing Public Library Cheyenne Chemelik and Justin Francoeur are assisting with the Library's Summer Fun at the Library program that launched earlier in July.

Student employees at the Kapuskasing Public Library Cheyenne Chemelik and Justin Francoeur are assisting with the Library's Summer Fun at the Library program that launched earlier in July.

Summer time has begun and with it comes the annual tradition of activities held at the Kapuskasing Public Library, with this year's Summer Fun at the Library program featuring a number of additions.

 

“So this summer we have a blend of all kinds of new programs,” said Library Services Manager Johane Fullum-Kosowan. “We are offering cultural programs, technology programs, art programs, and also the traditional story hour and reading program.”

 

Also new this year is an increased emphasis on students alongside the Teen Advisory Group (TAG).

 

“So the purpose of TAG is to have our teenagers involved in the process of the activities, so this year thats why our students are really in focus with all of the activities, with both having their own specialties.”


This year's library students include Cheyenne Chemelik from the Kapuskasing District High School (KDHS) with a focus on art activities, and Justin Francoeur from Cité focusing on technology and Legos.

 

“I think that art is a great way to express themselves, and the earlier they start then they can get more experience,” said Chemelik. “We're going to be doing stuff with painting, drawing, and sidewalk chalks, among other things. We'll also be doing things with Aboriginal arts such as painting feathers.”

 

“This winter I helped host Ozobot workshops, which are small simple robots that follow printed codes to achieve tasks, ” said Francoeur. “Those will be returning alongside a new kind of robotic called Cubelets. With every session that we have with legos and the Ozobots we have a theme, so it changes from session to session.”

 

Those interested can drop in to participate at any time, with the schedule being available at the library and on their facebook page.

 

“We're very pleased to have our students on board, and we welcome the community to participate in all of our activities, everyone is welcome to the library,” said Fullum-Kosowan.  



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