April 2021 Newsletter
Director's Corner As we move forward into spring, we know you will be busy with all your outdoor activities, such as gardening, sports, or lawn care. Don’t forget to stop by the library to pick up books or movies to help you relax and unwind. We are fully open to the public for our regular hours (Tuesday—Friday 10:00 AM—7:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM—2:00 PM). Meanwhile, your librarians are busy making plans and preparing supplies for our upcoming Summer Reading Program that starts June 1. We are excited about the 2021 theme and activities and look forward to sharing all the details in the coming weeks.
Did You Know?
April 12-16 is National Library Week with Friday being National Librarian Day. To celebrate, come visit us at KPL! We have several great titles about our favorite profession!
Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books) 4/2/1805 Hans Christian Andersen is born. 4/7/2007 Satirist Kurt Vonnegut dies. 4/13/1943 Detective fiction author Bill Pronzini is born. 4/14/1818 Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language is first published. 4/23/1564 William Shakespeare is born. 4/24/1800 Library of Congress is established.
What’s New at KPL?
Book Club meets via Zoom on 4/8/21 at 6 PM to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Staff Storytime Staff (and friends) will be reading stories on Facebook on Fridays.
Children’s Hour is virtual every 2nd (4/13) and 4th Tuesday (4/27) on Facebook.
Friends of the Library Update Congratulations to the winner of the Friends of the Library Spring Fling Giveaway Troy Mernatti! Thank you to all that supported this fundraiser.
Staff Pick from Katrina In the spirit of springtime, a season in which we celebrate new life, I'd like to heartily recommend Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. I believe even readers who do not enjoy nonfiction or consider themselves to be "artistic" will be sucked in by Gilbert's approach to finding the creative side of their personality and living "outside of the box." It's a charming read full of fun anecdotes about creativity, including help for overcoming mental blocks and debunking of harmful myths about creative living (such as "only unhappy people can be truly creative"). It'll put a spring in your step.
SimplyE is now available to KPL patrons. SimplyE is a new e-Reader and audiobook app that was developed for libraries by the New York Public Library. If you prefer ebooks to traditional books, SimplyE is for you!*
Set up SimplyE in 3 easy steps:
1. Using the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, download and open the SimplyE app onto your phone or tablet.
2. Scroll down to find Krum Public Library.
3. Enter your library card ID and PIN to search, borrow, read, and listen!
*Unfortunately, SimplyE is not compatible with Kindle devices.
We are deeply saddened by the March 25th passing of beloved children’s book author Beverly Cleary. She would have been 105 on April 12. Her contributions to children’s literature will not be soon forgotten.