The Moose Jaw Public Library has received a grant from the Canadian Space Agency as it prepares to kick off its Summer Reading Club later this month. 

Children’s librarian Tina Dolecetti applied for the grant last year. The funds will go towards new equipment, special programming and the Summer Reading Club. 

“We applied with a few different requests including some things around loan out technology, some different robotics, 3D printing, hoping to have an astronaut talk, but that’s still in the works and that will be in September,” said assistant head librarian Shevaun Ruby. 

The Summer Reading Club launches on June 17 with a party at the library at 2 p.m. The party will include games, crafts, a movie, treats, face painting and more. This year’s theme is “A Galactic Adventure.”  

Ruby added that the funding will keep with the space theme for the reading club. 

“It's mostly the building awareness around STEM, which is the science, technology, engineering, mathematics field,” she said. 

Any kids interested in joining the Summer Reading Club, but can’t make it to the party, can pick up their kits any time after June 17 during regular library hours.