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Check It Out May 2024 Newsletter

Volume 5 Issue 8

Director's Corner

Does anyone still celebrate May Day? Back in the day, people would drop flowers off on someone's porch, ring the doorbell and run. Then the recipient had to guess who gave them the flowers. Of course, now days that won't work because you just have to look at your Ring Doorbell! All of that said, the flowerbeds at the library are looking better and hopefully the blooms will continue to increase. In the meantime, staff is busy working on getting ready for Summer Reading. Sign up for Krum's Savvy Citizen app to get reminders of upcoming special programs!

Did You Know?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Take time this month to take stock of your mental health and seek help if you need it. We appreciate all of our patrons and want you to remain with us for as long as possible.

Remember When?

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

5/1/2008 The Whole Truth by David Baldacci is published.

5/7/1812 Poet Robert Browning is born.

Staff Pick - Jesse

Watership Down is an animated film from 1978, based on the book of the same name by Richard Adams. The Krum Public Library has the Criterion edition of the movie (DVD WAT), and a copy of the book it was based on (F ADA). A modern day animation classic, the film features a band of wild rabbits searching for a new home. As they cross the English countryside they encounter various dangers, including another group run by a dictatorial rabbit who styles himself "the General." The story is told in the style of a sweeping heroic epic, complete with an original "Lapine" (rabbit) mythology and dialect. The traditional hand-drawn animation in the movie is beautiful and evocative, with characters that look and move like real rabbits. The film is rated PG, with scenes of realistic violence between animals and emotionally intense moments. It is most suitable for a teen and adult audience.

Library Events

- Children's Hour meets every Wednesday at 10 AM. Join Mrs. Katie for stories, songs, crafts, and more for ages birth to 5.

- Senior Moments, a program designed for senior adults to gather together every Thursday 10:30-11:30 AM. Programs include playing games, guest speakers, crafting, and storytelling. On May 2 Rebecca Vaughan from First State Bank will be our monthly guest speaker with a special program on "Senior Scams."

- 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.

- Book Club meets Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 PM. Join Katrina for a discussion of Yellowface by R.F. Kuang. Book Club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month.

- Homeschool Meetup - Tuesday, May 14 at 1:00 PM This will be the last Homeschool Meetup until fall.

Krum Friends of the Library Update

Krum Friends of the Library is a non-profit whose mission is to support he Krum Public Library in all that they do. This includes serving as volunteers, raising funds, and purchasing extra needed items such as furnishings. There is no membership fee and they seldom have meetings. Most planning is done through email and texting. Let us know if you'd like to become a Friend of Krum Public Library and be added to the e-mail list.

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