Check it Out Krum Public Library Newsletter February 2023 Volume 4, Issue 5 Director's Corner February has arrived and along with it we have a new library operating system. Please be patient with us as we learn all the ins and outs (and ups and downs) of our new Apollo system. Things might be a bit different on your end also – give us a call and we will do our best to talk you though any problems. The hold and transit system especially may experience some lags and downtimes the first few weeks. On a brighter note, plan on bringing that special someone to our Valentine’s Day program. Cookies and drinks will be provided and we will have a musical program with a 21 string African harp. This free program starts at 6:30 PM here in the library. Did You Know? The First Saturday in February is Take Your Child to the Library Day. Here at KPL, we love children and want the library to be a place where they feel safe and welcomed and that they love to visit. As a bonus, on February 4, we will have a children’s craft available in the meeting room from 11 to 1. Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books)
2/7/1867 Laura Ingalls Wilder is born.
2/11/1986 Frank Herbert, Author of Dune, dies.
2/15/1992 John Grisham’s The Pelican Brief is published.
2/20/1991 Irish author Sally Rooney is born.
Children’s Hour resumes February 1 and will meet every Wednesday at 10 AM in the meeting room. Join Mrs. Katie for songs, stories, movement, and a craft.
Drop-in Craft will be Saturday, January 4 11:00 AM—1:00 PM. We will be using a paint stamping technique to decorate a small bag.
Book Club meets on Thursday, February 9 at 6:00 PM to discuss Lisa Gardner’s Before She Disappeared. New participants are always welcome.
An Evening of Music 6:30—7:30 PM on Tuesday, February 14.
Family Fun Night—join us for family friendly board games on Thursday, February 16 at 6 PM.
Homeschool Meetup—2/21 at 1:00 PM. Librarian Joy will present an interactive lesson on the Science of Sound and Music.
Staff Pick I recommend Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen. This book covers life & death, love & lost, regret & redemption with a touch of magic – or maybe just coincidence? The multiple characters stories end up connecting in surprising ways. And to make it even better – there is a library and a librarian that both have pivotal roles to play. What is not to like? And not to spoil the ending – the dog finds his true owner! - from Donna