August 2022 Newsletter
Check it Out Krum Public Library Newsletter
August 2022 Volume 3, Issue 11
Director's Corner August – the dog days of summer. Hopefully, after this past July, August will be cool and wet, not hot and dry. The phrase “Dog Days” is a reference to Sirius, the Dog Star, not to the idea that dogs are laying around in the heat. (though I can’t get my dog out of the AC when it is hot!) But either way – hot and dry or rainy and “cool” - the library has new books and movies for you to check out before school starts on the 18th. And if you have a little one just starting school, we have some great children’s books that talk about the first day of school. Stop in and see what we have.
Did You Know?
August 16 is National Tell a Joke Day. If you need inspiration, check out one of our joke books.
We have an ongoing reading program for birth to age 5 called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. If you have a little one, this is a great way to get them ready for school and reading while earning prizes along the way.
The Krum Lions Club is recycling plastic bags to trade in for new benches for the Krum Eastside Park. There are collection bins in various places around Krum, including at the library. You can bring in plastic shopping bags, plastic produce bags and more. See the flier at the library for more information.
Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books)
8/2/1869 George Eliot starts writing Middlemarch.
8/20/1890 H.P. Lovecraft is born.
8/22/1920 Birth of Ray Bradbury
What’s New at KPL? Books: KPL added more than 60 new items including 25 new DVDs and a junior non-fiction Sign Language series. Click here for the list of new titles obtained in July. Programming:
Book Club will meet at KPL at 6 PM on 8/11/22 to discuss Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. New participants are always welcome!
Fourth Friday Free Play—11:00 AM to noon Friday, August 26 Preschoolers are invited to bring their adult and join in the fun for unstructured play time in the meeting room.
We will not be having Children’s Hour in the month of August. Children’s Hour will return on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 AM.
Starting in September, we will resume our Homeschool Meetup on the third Wednesday of each month. This is a chance for homeschool families to get together. There will also be a hands-on science lesson for the students.
The librarians are busy planning additional programs for the fall. Watch for details in our future newsletters and online.
Staff Pick I recommend Duet by Elise Broach. Duet is about a boy, a bird, music and a missing piano. Based on facts about Chopin, his music and his favorite type of piano this is a fun story that is narrated by a goldfinch – who learns to sing Chopin’s music. It also deals with how to decide who needs your help the most – and how do you help them? - recommended by Donna
Summer Reading Program 2022
Thank you to all who participated in our Summer Reading Program! We had nearly 200 participants this year. It was great to see so many faces back in the library this summer for programs, events, and checking out materials.