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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 ( 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

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