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June 2022 Newsletter

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June 2022 Volume 3, Issue 9

Director's Corner Summer Reading starts June 1st and we hope that everyone will enjoy the programs we have planned! We have something for all ages from babies to adults. We are also competing with the Sanger Public Library to see which library patrons read the most – so sign up and get to reading so we can win!

Did You Know?

  • Summer Reading Program is for all ages birth to adult. Adults can track their reading in ReadSquared too, even if you don't have any children participating. If you are an avid reader but are not comfortable with apps or online logging, ask a librarian how you can still participate.

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

  • 6/2/2011 Sci-fi author Joel Rosenberg dies.

  • 6/11/1936 Robert E Howard, author of Conan the Barbarian Series, dies.

  • 6/13/1893 English Crime writer Dorothy L. Sayers is born.

What’s New at KPL? Books: We have new books by M.C. Beaton, Harlan Coben, David Baldacci, and James Patterson, as well as book 5 of the Five Worlds Junior Graphic Novel Series. A detailed list can be found here. Programming: Summer Reading Program Starts June 1! Sign up at or in the ReadSquared app.

Monthly Programming:

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

  • Book Club will meet at KPL at 6 PM on 6/9/22 to discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. New participants are always welcome!

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

  • Fourth Friday Free Play—11:00 AM to noon Friday, June 24 Preschoolers are invited to bring their adult and join in the fun for unstructured play time in the meeting room.

  • Family Fun Night Bring your family and join the fun as we play board games at the library’s Family Game Night on Thursday, June 16 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.

Special Programming:

  • Magic Show with James Wand will be Thursday, June 2 at 11 AM

  • Drum Circle with Mark Shelton will be Friday June 17 at 11 AM.

  • Creature Teacher will present a fun program with live animals on Thursday June 23 at 11 AM.

  • Pajama Storytime and Stuffed Animal Sleepover Join Mrs. Katie for a special evening storytime at 7 PM on Thursday, June 30. After the storytime, kids can leave a stuffed animal friend to spend the night with the Library's Dragon.

Other Summer Reading Program 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, all 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.

  • Stay tuned for additional programming in July. Keep watch on our website and social media for pop-up programs too!

KPL will be in a friendly competition this summer with Sanger Public Library. The library that logs the most reading points 6/1—7/30 will win the Battle of the Books! Be sure to log your books, pages, and/or minutes read in ReadSquared this summer to help us win!

Staff Pick from CJ

I enjoy any book by Heather Graham. Most recently I have enjoyed The Unknown, which is part of the "Krewe of Hunters" series. The main character is guided by the ghost of her departed grandmother. I enjoy the characters, the intrigue and the suspense of this series and especially this book. KPL has many Heather Graham books but if you are interested in this title you will need to get it from the Consortium.

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