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December 2021 Newsletter

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December 2021 Volume 3, Issue 3


Director's Corner It is hard to believe we have made it to the last month of this year! Our December calendar will be full of holiday activities, such as the Christmas Tree Lighting, Harry Potter Yule Party, and Drop-in Holiday Crafting. We will also have a few holiday closures this month, so be sure to check the calendar for details. I wish each of our wonderful patrons a joyous holiday season full of light, hope, and love.


Library December Early Closures: • Friday 12/10 at noon • Thursday 12/23 at 2:00 • Friday 12/31 at 5:00 PM • KPL will be closed on December 24-27 for Christmas and January 1, 2022 for New Years Day.


Did You Know?

  • December is Read a New Book Month. We have lots of new books to choose from!

  • December 13 is National Violin Day and National Day of the Horse. Perhaps celebrate by reading one of our many books about horses while listening to your favorite violin music.

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

  • 12/6/1953 Vladimir Nabokov finishes writing Lolita.

  • 12/7/1902 Thomas Nast, father of the American Cartoon, dies.

  • 12/14/1916 Shirley Jackson, author of The Lottery, is born.

Staff Pick from Jamie

I recommend Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (published in 2000). This is a great YA fiction book about embracing the uniqueness that is you. The main characters face the typical challenges of middle and high school, as well as moving to a new school. Along the way, they learn about the impact we all have on others as we come into our own selves.


What’s New at KPL? Books

  • KPL added nearly 70 new items. A detailed list is available here or at the circulation desk.

Programming

  • Children’s HourWednesdays at 10 AM Join Mrs. Katie in the Meeting Room for stories, music, crafts, and more! Children’s Hour will meet 12/1, 12/8, and 12/15 then will take a break until February.

  • Book Club—Book Club will meet at KPL on 12/9 at 6 PM to discuss Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • 3rd Wednesday Homeschool Meet-up12/15 1:00—2:00 PM Join us for a STEAM activity for the kids and a chance for the parents to connect.

  • Drop-in Holiday Craft—Come by KPL on Saturday 12/11 anytime from 11 AM– 1PM to make a holiday craft!

Community December Events

City of Krum Christmas Tree Lighting—Thursday 12/2 at 6 PM outside the Library

3rd Annual Harry Potter Yule Party—Sponsored by Krum Friends of the Library, Friday 12/3 6:00—7:30 PM Library Meeting Room

Krumtry Christmas Parade and Chili Supper—Parade line-up 4:30 PM KMS parking lot, parade starts at 6 PM, chili supper after parade KHS cafeteria

Pancakes with Santa - sponsored by Krum Fire Department, Free photo with Santa at the Fire Station, 400 N 1st Street 12/11 8 AM– 11 AM

Santa Around Town—Once again Santa will be escorted through the Krum neighborhoods by the Krum Fire Department. 12/17-12/21



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