January 2021 Newsletter
Director's Corner Welcome 2021! Hopefully, this year won’t be as traumatic as 2020. But however it rolls, we all now know to keep a stock of toilet paper on hand – and lots of good books to read! The library, as always, has lots of new books of all types. Stop by and check out something to read (or watch)!
Did You Know?
January is National Braille Literacy month in honor of Louis Braille’s Birthday.
January 27 is National Library Shelfie Day. Come take a picture of your favorite Library Shelf or send us a picture of your home library shelf!
We are 40% of the way to our goal of 500 paper cranes for a special Paper Peace Display! Thank you to those who have participated so far. Ask a librarian how you can help us meet our goal.
Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books)
1/4/1965 Death of poet T.S. Elliot
1/7/1934 The first Flash Gordon comic appears in newspapers
1/14/1898 Birth of Lewis Carroll
1/22/1953 Premiere of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
1/29/1845 The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe is published
What’s New at KPL? Collection:
KPL has added several great new children’s non-fiction series and quite a few adult fiction titles to the collection in December!
Book Club meets via Zoom on 1/14 at 6 PM to discuss What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.
Staff Storytime Staff (and friends) will be reading stories on Facebook on Fridays.
2021 Book Club Schedule Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 PM. New participants are always welcome. Book completion isn’t required to attend. Meetings are currently being held virtually on Zoom.
1/14 What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty 2/11 I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid 3/11 The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin 4/8 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 5/13 The Godfather by Mario Puzo 6/10 Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes 6/24 Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh (Bonus meeting!) 7/8 The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock 8/12 Piranesi by Susanna Clarke 9/9 Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya 10/14 Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero 11/11 The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson 12/9 Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Friends of the Library Update Congratulations to Kathy Strand for winning the Krum FOL Christmas gift basket giveaway. Thank you to all that participated. More than $300 was raised to benefit the library!
Staff Pick from CJ CJ loves anything by Heather Graham, and this month she specifically recommends Seeing Darkness. It is part of the Krewe of Hunters series. It has mystery, intrigue, and adventure. It’s a light mystery and fast read.
Happy New Year from all of us at Krum Public Library! KPL will be closed January 1 for New Years.