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December 2020 Newsletter

Director's Corner As 2020 draws to a close (finally!), I just want to say how grateful I am to work in a community which is so supportive of the library. I have missed seeing everyone this year and am looking forward to a time when we can once again offer programs here at the library. May you all have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year.

Did You Know?

  • December is Read a New Book Month

  • Jolabokaflod (pronounced yo-la-bok-a-flot, meaning “The Christmas Book Flood”) is a Christmas Eve tradition in Iceland. After each opening a new book on Christmas Eve, families spend the rest of the evening reading.

  • December 7 is Letter Writing Day. Break out the stationery and reconnect with your pen pals.

  • We are still collecting origami paper cranes for our Paper Peace Project. If you would like to help, stop by the library for origami paper and instructions (or click here and use your own paper). Thank you to those who have helped so far.

What’s New at KPL? Collection:


  • Book Club meets via Zoom on 12/10 at 6 PM to discuss The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.

  • Virtual Children’s Hour with Mrs. Katie will be available on Facebook on December 8. As usual, Children’s Hour will not be held for the remainder of December and January but will resume in February.

  • Staff Storytime Staff (and friends) will be reading Holiday themed stories on Facebook throughout the month. Check the calendar for details.

Friends of the Library Update

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

  • 12/4/1881 first edition of Los Angeles Times published

  • 12/13/2011 Death of Russell Hoban, creator of Frances the Badger children's books

  • 12/23/1937 Birth of Avi, author of junior fiction books

  • 12/30/1865 Birth of Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book

Staff Pick from Alex Alex recommends A Christmas Carol and Other Stories by Charles Dickens. This story is ideal for all ages and in these trying times offers an important reminder. A reminder about goodwill and kindness towards all, no matter their circumstances or your own. The story focuses on Ebenezer Scrooge, a selfish man, who cares for no one and nothing but his own wealth. Throughout the story he is visited by 3 ghosts that teach him the error of his ways and that caring for others is a path to happiness.

Merry Christmas from all of us at Krum Public Library! KPL will be closed December 24-25 and December 31 and January 1 for Christmas and New Years.

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