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Check It Out June 2024 Newsletter

June 2024 Volume 5 Issue 8

Director's Corner

June has arrived and so has our Summer Reading Program! The Adventure Begins at Your Library with fun programs and chances to win terrific prizes. Watch out for Pirates and Zombies and all kinds of critters visiting the library.

Did You Know?

The Caldecott Medal is awarded by the ALA each year to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children. It was first awarded on June 14, 1938 to Dorothy P. Lathrop for her Animals of the Bible

Remember When?

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

6/25/1929 Author and illustrator Eric Carle is born.

6/27/1880 Activitist and author Helen Keller is born.

Staff Pick - Cynthia

I recommend The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. As an educator and a grandmother, I love how this author takes a typical princess-prince-dragon story and weaves a humorous tale for modern readers and listeners. The three main characters (Elizabeth, Ronald, and the dragon) are the most fascinating I've ever encountered in literature...and certainly the most unexpected. Elizabeth is spunky and sassy, rather than prim and oh-so-proper, and the dragon is so full of himself that Elizabeth can easily outsmart him. And then there's Prince Ronald - well, don't let me spoil the book for you, just read it and tell me what YOU think. Krum Public Library currently has this picture book in Spanish, and the English version can be reserved through the Consortium.


Summer Reading Program starts June 1!

Pick up a registration packet at the library and sign up on ReadSquared.

Weekly Summer Events:

- Drop-in STEAM for kids - stop by the library between 11 and 2 each Tuesday for a fun craft or science activity.

- Children's Hour meets every Wednesday at 10 AM. Join Mrs. Katie for stories, songs, crafts, and more.Children's Hour is open to kids of all ages.

- TNT Time (ages 10-18) - Every Friday at 1 PM Tweens and Teens can join the fun for an hour. To give them their own space, please no parents or younger children in the program. Activities include 3D printing, Surviving a Zombie Attack, miniature painting, and Movie Magic.

Special Summer Events: 

  - All About Water - a special program for kids presented by Krum Public Works on Thursday, June 6 at 11 AM.

- All About Pirates! - Learn about the reality and history of piracy from Cap'n Zeph on Thursday, June 13 at 11 AM. 

 - Book Club meets Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 PM. Join Katrina for a discussion of Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros.

- Yoga for Kids - Mrs. Katie will introduce kids to the basics of yoga on Thursday, June 20 at 11 AM. This program is ideal for preschool and elementary.

- Senior Moments, will take a short break to allow for SRP children and family events, but it will resume Thursday, June 27 at 10:30 AM with Senior Crafters. 

- Inspiration Station - a come-and-go interactive animal program will be on June 27 4-6 PM. 

 - PJ Storytime and Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Join Mrs. Katie at 6:30 PM on June 28 for an evening storytime program and leave your stuffed animal friend to spend the nights with Library Dragon!

Staff Update

We would like to wish Jeannette Rosario well as she moves on to new opportunities. Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth "Liz" Schrier to our team. Many of you know Liz as she recently completed her MLS internship at KPL.

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