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Check It Out February 2024 Newsletter

February 2024 Volume 5 Issue 5

Director's Corner

It is hard to believe that January is over! Here at the library we are starting to get back to our regularly scheduled programming, along with a couple of special events! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and check our website calendar.  Also, check out the City’s new Savvy Citizen notification system to see what special programs are happening at the library and throughout the city.

Did You Know?

February 7 is Send a Card to a Friend Day. This would be a good time to send a note of encouragement to brighten your friend's day. Stop by the library Wednesday, February 7 and take advantage of the card-making supplies that will be available to help you reach out to your friends. 

Remember When?

(A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books)

Staff Pick - Donna

Those people we never see - janitors, cleaners, security guards - just what do they do all day? This book tells the story of a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and his 10-year journey of growth and learning.

His reason for taking the job was to hide from the world following the death of his big brother. His reason for quitting was to re-enter the outside world and start a new chapter in his life while hoping to share all he learned on the journey with his two young children.

It is an easy read but it did make me want to go to the museum. Now to find a way to go there without dealing with all the people in New York City!

Library Events
  • Children's Hour resumes on Wednesday, February 7 and meets every Wednesday at 10 AM. Join Mrs. Katie for stories, songs, crafts, and more for ages birth to 5.

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

  • Homeschool Meetup-Tuesday, February 13 at 1:00 PM. We will be exploring game design and the history of games, as well as playing a life-sized board game.

  • After Hours at the Library Teen Lock-in - Attention 6th - 12th graders! Have you ever wanted to see the library after hours? If so, come join the fun on your school holiday, Monday, February 19th. We will have pizza and snacks, play games in "the stacks", and have a trivia contest. This lock-in for teens will be from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and will be led by Mrs. Joy and Mr. Jesse. (Event was rescheduled from January due to weather).

  • Ready, Set, Grow!—Join Master Gardener Leann Yates for a presentation on spring planting on Thursday, February 22 6:30—7:30 PM.

Krum Friends of the Library Update

Make plans to attend the KFL Spring Festival at 50 West on Saturday, March 23.  Contact the library or Stacey Luthy ( if you would like to sign up to be a vendor.

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