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“It’s not a box!” FSJ Library event

“It’s not a box!” FSJ Library event

This is short notice but sounds like a LOT of fun.

This Is Not a Box!!  February 20, 2014. 5:30pm  

It’s just your family, your imaginations, and a box!”

Register for this great family event sponsored jointly by the ArtSpace and FSJ Public Library. We provide the box and art supplies, and you have one hour to turn it into the best “not a box” that you can! Space is limited. Register through the Library.

Not a Box 2014 To print, click Not a Box 2014

Morgan Peltier Program Coordinator/Children’s Librarian

10015 – 100th Ave | Fort St John, BC V1J 1Y7



FSJ Public Library Camp-In 2014

FSJ Public Library Camp-In 2014


Camp In 2014  To print this poster, click Camp-In 2014

The Third Annual Family Literacy Camp-In at the Fort St John Public Library

Saturday, February 1st– Sunday, February 2nd

Families are invited to set up camp inside the Library and spend a night full of campfires, songs, games, scavenger hunts, s’mores and more…maybe even an indoor snowball fight! Campers will arrive on Saturday evening to set up camp, and then the fun starts! Snacks and a camp breakfast are included, and of course everything is free!

Space is limited to 12 families, so please call early to register. This event is great for kids and adults of all ages—there are no age restrictions.

Call for more details and to register.




January FSJ Library programs

January FSJ Library programs

Getting ready for January already.  In addition to these regular activities, keep an eye out for Literacy Month activities at the library.  Fun things are happening all through the month January.

CrafternoonWinter 2014

This program is aimed at 6 – 12 year olds and is very engaging.

To download and print this poster, click Crafternoon Winter 2014

Story time Winter

Morgan does an awesome job of story time for little ones.

To download and print this poster, click Storytime Winter 2014

Mother Goose 2013

This program is usually registration only.  Take advantage of the drop-in opportunity.

To download and print this poster, click Mother Goose 2014

FSJ Library 3rd annual Stuff Animal Sleepover

FSJ Library 3rd annual Stuff Animal Sleepover

It’s that time of year again: Stuffed Animal Sleepover!


Elephant and Piggie Sleepover

To download and print this poster, click Elephant and Piggie Sleepover.REVISED

This year the Librarians have invited Gerald and Piggie from Mo Willems’ award winning Elephant and Piggie series to host our annual sleepover on November 30th! They will be in charge of decorating the Library and getting the place ready for a visit from Santa. This is a big job and they need lots of help! Gerald and Piggie would like to invite all of the stuffed animals in town to join them for a sleepover! They will have a video camera with them to record all of the fun they have and the mischief they get into!

Will they have another book-cart crash? Will someone get stuck on the ceiling? Will that monkey get flattened in the laminator again? Check out our two-part video of last year’s event: Scaredy Squirrel’s Sleepover!

Kids can drop off a stuffed friend at the Library by 9:00pm Saturday, November 30thWhen they pick them up at 9:00am Sunday, December 1stwe will all sit down with some hot chocolate and a treat to watch their crazy video! Your stuffy could be the star of the show!

This is for kids of all ages, free and no registration is required. Please distribute widely.

Call Morgan at 25-785-3731 for more details.




StrongStart October Calendars

StrongStart October Calendars

Our programs are running full strength again.  Library and gym times are all arranged.  Come join us for our evening, Family StrongStart nights on October 7th at Duncan Cran and October 10th at Robert Ogilvie.

FSJ SS Octgober 2013


To download and print, click FSJ SttrongStart October 2013


HH StrongStart October 2013

To download and print, click HH StrongStart October 2013


VSS Oct.2013


To download and print, click Virtual StrongStart Oct.2013

October 2013 RPC Calendar

To download and print this calendar, cilck October 2013 RPC Calendar

Year of the Snake celebration

Year of the Snake celebration


Once again Morgan Peltier, the children’s librarian, has partnered with a community group to use the FSJ Library as a venue for intriguing, literacy and cultural opportunities for children and families.  This month the Library is hosting the team from S.U.C.C.E.S.S for a celebration of the Chinese calendar Year of the Snake.  There will be food and stories, songs and FUN!

I find that my family visits the Library much more frequently than did in the past.  I am certain it is a result of attending these special events.  Being involved with the Library in new and exciting ways has helped nurture our relationship with the institution.  I hope to see you there this Saturday.

Year of the Snake

To download and print this poster, click Year of the Snake at the FSJ Library

January is Family Literacy Month

January is Family Literacy Month

The theme for this year’s events is 15 Minutes of FUN!  There will be celebrations around town for the whole month of January until Family Literacy Day on Sunday, January 27th.

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Click here to find out more about Family Literacy Day.


The City of Fort St. John has again proclaimed January as Family Literacy Month in the Energetic City, as well as Family Literacy Day on January 27, 2013.


Click here to read the publicity article from the Alaska Highway News, Take 15 minutes to improve your family’s literacy.

FSJ Library Stuffie Sleepover Highlights

FSJ Library Stuffie Sleepover Highlights

Even if you couldn’t participate in the Stuffie Sleepover, the “video” coverage of the wild night is extremely engaging for adults and children alike.  Despite Scaredy Squirrel and SPECTRAsaurus’ efforts to ensure safety, the stuffies got up to a lot of mischief.  Have a look . . . . .

Click here to visit the FSJ Library Facebook page, 

Many thanks to Spectra Energy for their generous support of the innovative programs, Morgan offers the FSJ Public Library.  And thanks, also, to Morgan and her friends for all they do to make the library come alive for our children.  We visit the library weekly because of all of the happy memories we are building there.


2nd annual FSJ Library Stuffed Animal Sleepover

2nd annual FSJ Library Stuffed Animal Sleepover

The amazing Morgan, has invited another round of stuffies to sleep over at the FSJ Library next Friday.  This year the host is Scaredy Squirrel and it promises to be lots of fun.  But knowing Scaredy Squirrel, it will be VERY safe!

To download this poster, click here Scaredy Squirrel Library Sleepover 2012

Want to see the video from last year’s sleepover with the pigeon.  Click here  .

For more information, contact Morgan.  mpeltier@fsjlibrary.ca  250.785.3731


To download the November newsletter, visit the FSJ Public Library website.


Daddy and Me – November events

Daddy and Me – November events

The Dinosaur event is always super fun and well attended.  You and your little one will have LOTS of fun.  The gym nights have been slowly growing and are a great way to get exercise, learn to interact with others and play in a boisterous environment.  Hope to see you at one or both of the events.

To download this poster, click here Daddy and Me Nov. 2012

Here are the remaining 2012 events.  The calendar for 2013 will be out soon.

To download this poster, click here 2012 Daddy and Me calendar

Dad’s and other important male caregivers are essential in the physical, emotional and psychological health of their children.  This book by Neil Gaiman is an excellent, honest look at the irreplaceable role Dad’s play in our lives.  I highly recommend it.

The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish

They also have this book at the FSJ Library if you want to have a look.