Spring is in full swing at the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library. 

The library is offering a number of virtual programs for May and June, with plans to move back to an entirely in-person schedule this summer. Some offerings include “vacation on a budget” and a “bad art” program, which features exhibits you wouldn’t find in the Louvre. 

“Sometimes it could be like sidewalk trash or something like that, it celebrates the stuff that normal people do, or things that maybe people wouldn’t think of as art,” explained library operations manager Kerri Twigge. 

One of the more significant changes coming to the library this month is hiring a new library director. Trisha Wall joins the library from Strathcona County after the previous director Michele Fedyk accepted a position at the Regina Public Library. 

Another offering from the library is a chance to meet with writer-in-residence Rayanne Haines. Haines is an award-winning author of three poetry books and four urban fantasy novels. Haines will run writing workshops in addition to providing one-on-one mentoring. Also, on May 19, Haines and another writer will host a virtual presentation.  

Not all of this season’s programming is virtual; Twigge explained the in-person Baby Rhymetime Monday mornings had been a hit with parents. 

“It can be registered, or we also accept drop-ins on Monday mornings as well. So, meet some new parents, and do a little programming, and then have some visiting time as well for the babies.” 

Additionally, the library will be at the Legacy Park Family Festival on June 4, where they will be decorating cookies and sharing everything happening this summer.