As spring is just around the corner but the weather is still a little questionable, people are searching for indoor activities to keep themselves or their children occupied on the days when the weather isn’t great.
There isn’t a library in Waverley West but there are two locations just a short distance away which offer plenty of programming to serve the region.
Closest to Waverley West is the Pembina Trail Library at 2724 Pembina Hwy. The Fort Garry Library at 1360 Pembina Hwy., which had been closed for renovations but reopened on Feb. 28.
Aside from borrowing books, there are many daily and weekly events that can be enjoyed at Pembina Trail.
Throughout March and onward there are events for little ones such as Baby Rhyme Time, Time for Twos and Family Story Time, all of which are held on a weekly basis.
For adult readers, the Fort Garry book club meets at 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at the Fort Garry Library. And collectors and board game aficionados may want to know that Pembina Trail is hosting a Table Top Game Day on April 5.
Getting a library card is relatively easy, says Lisa Fraser, communications officer with the City of Winnipeg:
"Library cards are free if you live or pay property or business taxes in the City of Winnipeg. To get a card, download a membership application form, fill it out and hand it in at any branch.
Membership application forms are also available at any branch in the system. You will be asked to show acceptable identification...
"If you live in Winnipeg but you have no ID, you can still get a library card — it will be a limited card allowing you to borrow up to two items at a time instead of 50. All other benefits of a library card apply. You can update your limited card to a full card at any time by showing acceptable identification."
To learn more about all of Winnipeg’s libraries, including branch hours and locations, visit wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/contact/branches/branches.asp
Unfortunately it does not appear Waverley West will be getting a library of its own anytime soon, as Fraser states:
"There are no definitive plans to develop a library within Waverley West at this time."
Kristi Anaka is a community correspondent for Waverley West. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org