Check It Out October 2023 Newsletter Volume 5 Issue 1
Director's Corner Lots of fun things are happening at the library in October - starting with Krum's Meet and Greet on the 1st and ending with Safe Spook on the 31st! Keep reading for more library activities. Looking ahead to spring - you can support the library and beautify your yard all at the same time by purchasing your tulip bulbs through the Friends of the Library. For more information click here.
Did You Know? Special Touch Ministry is Krum's area food bank. The library has a donation box for non-perishable food and toiletry items to benefit Special Touch Ministry in our lobby. Currently they are collecting items for Thanksgiving Dinner food baskets for the needy in our area. Pick up a donation list and bag today! For more information, talk to Joy or visit their Facebook page.
Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books) 10/2/1909 Cartoonist and creator of the Flash Gordon comic Alex Raymond is born. 10/11/1856 The first installment of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary is published. 10/12/2010 Rick Riordan's The Lost Hero is published.
Krum Friends of the Library Update The Halloween Carnival will be held on October 28th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. We will have games for kids 2nd grade and under. Costumes are welcome but not required. Entrance will be $5 per child, with refreshments available for purchase. Thanks to all of the volunteers that have already signed up to help. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the library. Staff Pick - Katrina For my suggestion this month, I'd like to highlight one of my favorite novels of all time, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. This lovely coming-of-age story is about Francie Nolan, a girl who learns to be strong and tender growing up with her eccentric family in the slums of New York. I first read this book when I was a teen, and it immediately made an impact that I still feel today - Francie's love of books is especially memorable and relatable! I doubt I could sum up the novel's appeal more eloquently than our edition's official blurb, so I won't try: "Smith has created a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as deeply resonant moments of universal experience." I couldn't agree more! If you're looking for an engrossing read, check this one out. You won't regret it! Library Events
Children's Hour 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 come-and-go free play hour every Friday at 11 AM.
PJ Storytime with Mrs. Katie - On Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 PM, come in your pajamas and join Mrs. Katie for a special evening storytime featuring Mo Willems' Pigeon!
Homeschool Meetup - Join Librarian Joy on October 10 at 1:00 PM to make your own string art. We will have an art lesson and then use hammer, nails, wood and yarn to create our own string art designs.
Upward Bound Presentation - Representatives from UNT's Upward Bound program will share with interested 9th-19th graders about the services they offer to prepare students for college at 6 PM on Thursday, October 12. From their coordinator Diego: "TRIO Upward Bound is a program that focuses on assisting first generation and moderate-income students in getting to college and providing them with the tools they need to be successful once they get to college and beyond college. The program is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, so all services provided to students are paid for. Upward Bound's main focus is to make sure students are prepared for every aspect of college- social, academic, networking, etc. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in going to college and who may not have access to the resources needed to get there."
Book Club meets Thursday, October 19 at 6:30 PM. Join Katrina for a discussion of The Hacienda by Isabel Canas. Note: Book Club usually meets the 2nd Thursday of the month but will meet the 3rd Thursday for October.
Reading with Rover - Young readers can build confidence reading to trained therapy dogs on Saturday, October 21st 10:30-11:30 AM. KFL Halloween Carnival will be Saturday, October 28th 3:00-5:00 PM
City of Krum's Meet & Greet Join the fun at the Meet & Greet at 50 West on Sunday, October 1st 2:00-6:00 PM. Meet city staff and learn about volunteer opportunities in Krum. Touch a truck, bounce houses, giveaways, and snacks will all be available at this free event.
Note: All of the fliers included in clickable links throughout the newsletter can be downloaded together in one file here.