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March 2021 Newsletter

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March 2021 Volume 2, Issue 6

Director's Corner Hope you are thawing out after our February weather. Thankfully, spring is on the way! Soon we will be able to get outside for backyard games, picnics, cookouts, reading in the park, and gardening. Friends of the Library is having a Spring Fling Basket Giveaway raffle to help you celebrate all things spring. After spring will come the hot days of summer. Our staff is already hard at work on this year's Summer Reading Program. It will be mostly virtual again this year but we are planning for the library to be open and to have some drop-in activities. Stay tuned over the next few months for all of the details.

Did You Know?

  • March 1-7 is Read an eBook week. Access Tumblebooks or Freading through our website today!

  • Do you want to be a writer or editor? March 4th is National Grammar Day; March 8th is National Proofreading Day; the 14th is National Write Your Story Day; the 20th is World Storytelling Day, and the 21st is World Poetry Day. It’s a great month to focus on writing and editing!

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

  • 3/10/1926 The first Book-of-the-Month is published

  • 3/11/1982 Death of science fiction author Edmond Cooper

  • 3/16/1850 Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is published

  • 3/30/1820 birth of Anna Sewell, author of Black Beauty

What’s New at KPL?

  • KPL added about 50 new items in February. Check the new books section of our website or this list of new titles.

  • Book Club meets via Zoom on 3/11/21 at 6 PM to discuss The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

  • Staff Storytime Staff (and friends) will be reading stories on Facebook on Fridays.

  • Children’s Hour is virtual every 2nd (3/9) and 4th Tuesday (3/23) on Facebook.

Staff Pick from Joy Joy recommends The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding. This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the history of a house near Berlin through the twentieth century up to current times. By looking at the families that lived in the home over time, we get a glimpse of the effects of the political landscape on places and people. The book provides an opportunity for children to learn about globally significant events in a way that is not intimidating or overwhelming but can open doors for parents to talk with them in greater depth if desired. On the surface though it’s just a good book about an interesting house that children and adults alike can enjoy.

Welcome March! Welcome Spring!


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