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July 2023 Newsletter

Volume 4 Issue 10


Director's Corner Summer Reading is halfway over – I hope everyone is enjoying the programs and activities! As you know, the Krum Public Library is battling the Sanger Public Library for title to the “Most Books Read during Summer Reading 2023.” The winning library will receive cookies for all our patrons (or theirs if they ever catch up!) To that end, we will have a jar on the counter for you to place the name of your favorite cookie(s). But no slacking off – even though we are ahead right now it is possible they could come from behind! Stay cool – and remember the library has free wi-fi and air conditioning!

Did You Know? We have had great participation in our library quilt project this summer! Thank you to all that have joined in the fun. If you haven’t yet participated and want to have a block in this community project, we have 2 weeks left to add to our quilt. When completed, the quilt will be displayed in the library.

Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books) 7/3/2018 Doreen Cronin’s Click, Clack Quack to School is published. 7/6/2010 Donna Andrews releases Stork Raving Mad. 7/18/1817 Jane Austen dies.

Staff Pick - Mason e Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante is a deeply emotional and heartfelt book. Marisol and her younger sister Gabi are fleeing their home in El Salvador and looking for asylum in America. A violent gang have murdered her brother and forced her mother into hiding, asylum is the only thing that will keep her and her sister safe. But when Marisol fears the worst after her asylum interview she decides to escape the detention center with Gabi in hopes of making it to New York via hitchhiking. Much to Marisol’s surprise the woman who picked her and her sister up is working for the U.S. government and has a proposition for Marisol so that she and her sister can keep living in the U.S. Marisol will become a griefkeeper, an experimental project where Marisol will take others grief inside of her and claim it as her own. We follow Marisol as she learns to deal with others grief, and those around her who help her to cope with the overwhelming sadness.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM EVENTS Weekly Programs:

  • Drop-in STEAM Tuesdays 11-2 Come-and-go craft or science activity set up in the meeting room.

  • Children's Hour Wednesdays 10-11 AM Stories, music and crafts for little ones (ages 0-5) with Mrs. Katie.

  • Tales with Teachers Wednesdays 1-2 PM Krum ISD teachers will read their favorite books to kids.

  • TNT Time (for Tweens and Teens) Fridays 1-2 PM TNT Time is for ages 10-18.

Special Programs:

  • Evenings at the Library: Paint Night with Wendy will be held Thursday, July 6 at 6 PM for ages 10+. Space is limited. Please sign up in advance.

  • Pajama Storytime with Mrs. Katie Tuesday 7/11 at 6:30 PM

  • Professor Brainius Thursday, July 13 11:00 AM

  • Book Club meets on Thursday, 7/13 at 6:30 PM to discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

  • Super Saturday Storytime with Mr. Jesse 7/15 at 10:30 AM

  • Evenings at the Library: Cheese 101 Program is for ages 10+. Space is limited. Please sign up in advance.

  • Reading with Rover is Saturday, July 22 at 10:30 AM.

  • Saturday Morning Cartoons 7/29 at 10:30 AM

  • Game Night (for all ages) Thursday 7/29 at 6 PM

For more details, please see the calendar and descriptions attached below or found here.



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