‘Winter Fest’ to be blizzard of fun for kids

The Fort Frances Public Library will celebrate Family Literacy Day a few days early when it hosts “Winter Fest” on Monday evening.
The fun, which runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m., will include a pajama parade, a “Cocoa Club,” and bedtime stories, librarian Andrea Avis noted this morning.
She added two guest readers—one each from the local public and Catholic school boards—have been lined up for event.
No registration or fee is required to attend “Winter Fest.”
The winner of the 2005 Bookmark contest also will be announced during “WInter Fest” on Monday evening. For those who don’t already know, the library is asking kids from pre-school to Grade 4 to design a bookmark.
The contest runs until Monday (Jan. 24) so it’s not too late to pick up a contest form at the library, or download one from the Fort Frances Public Library’s website (www.fort-frances.com/library).
Bookmarks will be judged on originality and design. The winners will have their bookmarks framed and put on display at the library for all to see.
“Winter Fest” is being held to celebrate Family Literacy Day, which actually falls next Thursday (Jan. 27).
Avis noted since the library normally holds “Family Storytime” on Mondays anyway.
As well, the Fort Frances Family Resource Program/Ontario Early Years Centre is holding an evening event next Thursday and the library didn’t want to conflict with that, she added.
That literacy celebration, being dubbed as a time for families to come together and learn new songs and rhymes, will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Children’s Complex.
To register, call 274-8588 or drop by 1150 Portage Ave. N.
Lots of door prizes also will be given away that evening.