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July 2022 Newsletter

Check it Out Krum Public Library Newsletter

July 2022 Volume 3, Issue 10

Director's Corner June has been a fun-filled month. It is so good to see everyone now that in-person programming is back! Please keep reading as we want to beat the Sanger Public Library in total number of points. Remember, even when it is hot, the library is air conditioned and we will still have programs during July!

Did You Know?

  • Libraries strive to keep their book collection up-to-date. Older items that are not checked out are eventually removed to make room for new titles. If you want to save older items, be sure to check them out and encourage others to read them as well.

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

What’s New at KPL? Click here for the list of new titles obtained in June. Summer Reading Program Continues through July! It's not to late to sign up! Go to at or download the ReadSquared app to register or log your reading.

Monthly Programming:

  • Adult Paint Class will be held at 6:30 PM on Tuesday July 7. Class size is limited and preregistration is required.

  • Book Club will meet at KPL at 6 PM on 7/14/22 to discuss The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. New participants are always welcome!

  • Adult Jewelry Making Class Learn how to make your own jewelry on July 21 at 6:30 PM. All supplies will be provided but preregistration is required.

  • Fourth Friday Free Play—11:00 AM to noon Friday, July 22 Preschoolers are invited to bring their adult and join in the fun for unstructured play time in the meeting room.

  • Family Fun Night Join us for family-friendly ocean-themed trivia, snacks and fun on Family Trivia Night on Friday, July 15 at 6 PM.

Weekly Programming:

Drop-in STEAM Activities Every Tuesday 11 AM - 3 PM, a craft or science activity will be set up in the KPL Meeting Room.

  • Children’s Hour and Storytime Join Mrs. Katie on Wednesdays for preschool Children's Hour (birth to age 5) at 10:00 AM or for Storytime for school-aged children at 1:00 PM for stories, songs, movement, crafts, and more.

  • Tales with Teachers—some of our Krum ISD teachers have graciously volunteered to read to children on Fridays. Program will be at 11:00 AM on 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, and 7/29.

Other Details: Special ocean themed trivia questions will be displayed daily in the library. Ocean Trivia is one of the many missions available in ReadSquared. Other missions include scavenger hunts, reading challenges, most of our in-person programs, and more. If you need help signing up for ReadSquared, check the instructions on the SRP page of the website or ask a librarian.

Unfortunately for us, Sanger won Round 1 of Battle of the Books for the month of June. July will be tracked separately so keep reading and entering books, pages, or minutes into ReadSquared so we can win Round 2.

Staff Pick from Katrina Lisa Fipps’s junior fiction novel Starfish is a wonderful read that I recommend for both young and older readers. It tells the story of Ellie, a middle school girl who has long been bullied by her peers—and in some ways, her own mother—for her weight. Ellie spends most of her time trying to fly under the radar while feeling bad about herself, but over the course of the story she taps into her own strength and learns the power of self-acceptance. The book is written in verse, which may be a turn-off to some readers, but Fipps’s writing is easy to adapt to and makes for a very quick yet satisfying read. Best of all, it’s a lovely exercise in developing empathy for oneself and others.

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