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February 2021 Newsletter

Director's Corner Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day, Black History month – we have books and movies on these subjects and many more! Stop by, check out our display, look at our new books and DVDs. If you don’t find anything there, we can always order something from another library!

Did You Know?

  • February is National Love Your Library Month

  • The first Saturday in February (2/1/21) is Take Your Child to the Library Day. KPL will be open 10 AM—2 PM if you would like to participate!

  • We are nearly halfway to our goal of making 500 paper cranes for a special Paper Peace Display!

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

  • 2/7/1812 Charles Dickens birth

  • 2/8/1955 John Grisham birth

  • 2/10/1957 Laura Ingalls Wilder death

  • 2/13/2000 The final original comic strip of Peanuts was published after Charles Schulz' death the previous day

  • 2/27/1902 John Steinbeck birth

What’s New at KPL? Collection:

  • KPL added 14 new DVDs, several new adult, teen and junior fiction books, and 3 new Spanish titles this month. Check the homepage of our website or stop by the library to see the list of new titles.

  • Book Club meets via Zoom on 2/11/21 at 6 PM to discuss I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid. Contact us for the link to participate.

  • Staff Storytime Staff (and friends) will be reading stories on Facebook on Fridays.

  • Children’s Hour resumes online on February 9. Join Ms. Katie for songs, stories and more every 2nd and 4th Tuesday on KPL's Facebook and website.

Friends of the Library Update Krum Friends of the Library is having a Spring Fling Basket Giveaway. Tickets for this fundraiser may be purchased from the library during February and March for $5 each. Spring-themed prizes will abound in this gift basket containing a drone, birdhouses, gift certificates, outdoor family activities, gardening, picnic/cookout supplies, and more. The drawing will be Saturday, March 27 and the winner will be notified on Tuesday, March 31.

Staff Pick from Donna The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is an extremely interesting book. What would it be like to never age, never die and not be able to say your real name? That is the deal Addie made back in the 1600’s. The book tells the story of how she deals with this “new normal” and how she changes the deal that she originally made. Well written, with lots of easy to read historical information. The ending has stayed with me – I want to know what happens next to her, but it will probably take another 300 years in order to answer that question!

KPL staff hopes you enjoy all the celebrations of February! Black History Month, Groundhog Day, Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, and Mardi Gras

February is the border between winter and spring. – Terri Guillemets

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