August 2023 News

Jul. 24, 2023

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

- C.S. Lewis

We’ve got our summer reads on, here at the Beaumont Library. Kids are reading, youth are reading... what are you reading?

Come and tell us and get a chance to guess the candies in the jar. Closest guess at the end of the summer wins! Adults & kids, track your reading and sign up for Beanstack under our E resources.

The Alberta foundation for the Arts travelling Exhibition Program (TREX) is back. Drop into see A Cordial Word, where flowers are the theme. On display July 31 to August 30.

Kids, Grades 5-12, are you bored? Sign up for our Youth Challenges every Wednesday at 3 pm or our Cool Creation Saturday afternoons for some fun. Robotics, Chalk a Block, Lego, Green Screen, Paper circuits, Slime Making and more. Drop-Ins are welcome.

Check out our Family Drop-In Lego and our Drop-In Outdoor Family Story Times.

And check out BB, the Bibliobike’s park schedule to join in our fun crafts, activities and stories all for all ages, all summer long.

Everyone is welcome on Monday, August 21, 1:00 pm. Come and enjoy Juno-award winning singer/songwriter Peter Puffin! Bring your blankets and your lawn chairs for this great summer reading wind up concert. In case of rain, the concert will be moved inside the library. Registration is encouraged, though drop-ins are welcome.

The library is partnering with Family Counselling Centres Inc of Beaumont to offer Therapeutic Storytimes once each month, August to December. The Back-to-School Anxiety & Coping Strategies Workshop is offered on Saturday, August 26, 1:00-3:00 pm. Appropriate for children, 4-7 years of age, this workshop will use the therapeutic use of the book, The Invisible String, and pair it with activities and strategies. Please contact for more information and registration.

Looking toward September and Alberta Culture Days, we are hosting Story Trails Digital Storytelling workshop. Held over four sessions, it is a creative way to tell a first-person story. In a group setting, facilitators will assist as you write and record a story from your experience and turn it into a four-minute video. No previous technical experience is required as anyone with some basic computer skills can learn the process. Attendance in the following sessions is needed to complete your story project: Tues, Sept 5, 6-8 pm, Thurs, Sept 7, 6-8 pm, Sundays, Sept 10 & 17, 11 am-4 pm. Sponsored by Alberta Culture, the Beaumont Society for the Arts and the Beaumont Library, a public screening debut will be held at the library on Saturday, September 23. Please register at

Anansi, the spider comes to the library. Known as the mythical character & trickster in the folklore of West African and African Diaspora communities across the world and in celebration of Alberta Culture Days and Faire La Fete Homowo, Anansi's transformation will be on display Sept 5-Sept 8. Presented by the Trebi Kuma Ollennu Foundation for Community Development and the Black Impact Alliance Foundation of Beaumont.