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September 2023 Volume 4 Issue 12


Director's Corner Fall is here – well almost! Library programs, such as Children’s Hour, will resume this month. The community quilt is finished and will be presented to council on Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30 PM. Everyone who helped is welcome to attend the presentation. If you can’t make the presentation, the quilt will be on display in the library.

Did You Know? KPL hosts a Homeschool Meetup on the second Tuesday of the month (September—May). Joy leads an interactive learning experience that focuses on a new lesson or skill, including science, crafting, and more. Crafting may include painting, sewing, weaving, woodcrafts, etc. but will be a skills-based lesson (not a make-and-toss paper-based craft). All homeschoolers are welcome. Joy is a former teacher with 7 years experience in the classroom and 3 years homeschooling pre-k—8th grade.

Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books) 9/4/1956 The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis is published. 9/14/1851 American poet W.H. Auden dies. 9/27/1840 Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast is born.

Krum Friends of the Library Update Now is a great time to join the Krum Friends of the Library! What is KFL? It is a group of people that love our library and are willing to support the mission at KPL. The Friends only meet 1-2 times per year, and you can commit as much or as little time or money as you want. Working events, planning fundraisers, maintaining the flowerbeds, and assisting with programs are a few of the ways Friends members support KPL. If you are willing to help, contact the library or the new president of the Krum Friends of the Library, Stacey Luthy (krumfriends@gmail.com). An upcoming Friends volunteer opportunity is the Halloween Carnival that will take place on October 28th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. This fun event for young children needs volunteers to set-up, run games, and cleanup. Volunteers ages 10 to adult are needed, and service hour credits can be given if needed.

Staff Pick - Joy I recommend The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson. Maggie is a floundering 28 year-old from San Francisco who agrees to move to Bell River for a few months to help her friend manage her small-town bookshop Cobblestone Books. As she struggles to keep the store afloat, she finds a love of reading, uncovers hidden truths about Bell River, and learns much about herself and about life. Library Events

  • Children's Hour resumes Wednesday, September 6. Join Mrs. Katie for stories, songs, movement, and crafts each Wednesday at 10 AM.

  • Friday Free Play - Preschoolers and their adults are invited to come to the library for a free play hour every Friday at 11 AM.

  • Book Club meets Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 PM. Join Katrina for a discussion of The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis.

  • Homeschool Meetup - The first session of this school year meets September 12 at 1:00 PM. This month's meeting will be an interactive science lesson.

City of Krum's Meet & Greet The City will hold a Meet & Greet on Sunday, October 1st 2:00 - 6:00 PM. The public will be able to meet city staff and learn about volunteer opportunities in Krum. If you are part of a local group or business that wants to connect with volunteers or have a booth, please click here or scan the QR code on the flier below to register by 5 PM on Friday, September 15. For questions call or the library or email circulation@krumlibrary.org.





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