Words and Wonder at the Library

Feeling the heat this summer? Cool off at the Fernie Heritage Library. Bask in our air-conditioning while browsing the shelves for a book, magazine or movie, or just surfing online on a public computer. Sit in the shade of our tents in the Library garden and connect to the Wi-Fi or bring along a table-top game to play. We even have a giant chess set in the garden.

For our younger patrons, Storytimes are moving outside (virtual Storytime will be posted to our social media if the weather on the day isn’t amenable). Watch our social media for all details.

The Fernie Youth Action Network will also be hosting an array of fun programmes for teens in the Library garden and around town, follow them on Facebook and Instagram for the most up-to-date information.

There is also still time to participate in the Summer Reading Club this month. Patrons must register weekly for activities and crafts, so head to our website for more information.

The Library will be closed the first week of August 3-7, so our staff can enjoy a few blissful summer days before jumping into programming and preparations for the new school year. Fear not, fellow bookworms, for our digital library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You can even carry it around in your back pocket. Access our digital collection of books, audiobooks and magazines by downloading Libby by Overdrive and logging in with your Library card details.

Some whimsical adult fiction to enjoy this summer:

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker The Midnight Library by Matt Haig All the Birds in The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon Mostly Void, Partially Stars Welcome to Night Vale Volume 1 by Joseph Fink Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Adult Non-Fiction

Surrounded by Idiots by Thomas Erikson Don’t Think Twice: Adventure and Healing At 100 Miles Per Hour by Barbara Schoichet Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard

Young Adult

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Manhurin Frankly in Love by David Yoon The Upside of Falling by Alex Light The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessin Kings, Queens, in Betweens by Tanya Boteju