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Mason’s Musings June 2nd, 2023

Summer Reading is finally upon us! After weeks of me raving about it you all can finally experience it for yourself, and relish all the fun prizes and events we will have. The SRP is going to be chock-full of events geared towards a variety of age groups – even adults can join in on the fun!

Our recurring events will include:

Fridays TNT Time, a time for tweens and teens to learn new skills, have fun or just hang out every Friday at 1 PM.

Tuesdays Drop-In STEAM, stop by the library anytime between 11 AM to 2 PM to make or participate in a fun science activity.

Wednesdays Children’s Hour, story-time crafts, songs, and movement activities with Ms. Katie every Wednesday at 10 AM

Wednesdays Tales with Teachers, story-time for school aged children provided by KISD educators every Wednesday at 1 PM

Thursdays Evenings at the Library, every Thursday at 6 PM come join in the fun with hands on activities and skills or games and trivia. (Some Evenings at the Library are for 10+ and require pre-registration as we are limited to 20 spots)

This year’s theme is “All Together Now” and it’s all about community, friendship, compassion, togetherness, and helping others in and outside of your community. We have a beautiful display of books and DVD’s that represent these ideas so make sure to give them a look.

In the spirit of community, we’re hoping that our wonderful “Krummunity” (hah, get it?) will come together for a little spirited competition with Sanger! That’s right it’s the Battle of the Books rematch with Sanger Public Library. Anyone can help contribute to the total amount of books read and anything is fair game. Audiobooks, picture books, instructional manuals, you read it and it will contribute to the overall score!

Some patrons may have already noticed a new member that has been added to the KPL family, he’s green, has wings, and is cuddlier and fluffier than his predecessor. Library Dragon has a new look, and he’s more adorable than ever. Just make sure not to feed him

(he gets a tummy ache when he eats too much, and we’re almost out of tums.)

We hope you all make the most out of your summer, whether that’s spending every other day here at the library, going outside and enjoying nature, or making memories that will last forever. Whatever you decide to do with your summer just remember to be kind to yourself and to those around you, because when kindness is spread we all become just a little more connected.

Library Events 6/2–6/9:

Friday June 2nd – Tweens and Teens Time! Learn American Sign Language (ASL) from the Scott Family. They are fluent in ASL and are familiar with deaf culture. (TNT Time starts at 1 PM every Friday)

Tuesday June 6thDrop-in anytime 11 AM - 3 PM on Tuesdays in June to explore STEAM principles with the craft or science activity of the week. All supplies will be provided for this fun in-person activity. Activities will be geared towards elementary aged children but can be done with assistance by all ages

Wednesday June 7th – Children’s Hour with Ms. Katie! Bring the little ones for story-time with Ms. Katie. Stories, songs, activities, and crafts are all part of the fun. Children’s Hour starts at 10:00 AM and occurs every Wednesday of each month (excluding January and August).

Wednesday June 7th Join KISD teachers Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. McNeely, and Mrs. Chisolm for Tales With Teachers! A school-age story-time at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 7.

Thursday June 8th Book Club with Librarian Katrina! Come down for a friendly discussion and dissection of this month’s book The Last Karankawas by Kimberly Garza. Book Club starts at 6:30 PM every second Thursday of each month

Thursday June 8th Margaret Clauder is a magician, puppeteer, clown, and all-around entertainer. Join us at KPL on Thursday, June 8 at 11 AM for her fun and exciting patriotic presentation “Hooray for the USA with Patriotic Patty."

Friday June 9th During TNT time, dive into the exciting world of improv theater with Improv Lab from Talewise. TaleWise will guide teens and tweens through fun and interactive theater games that will prepare them to devise their own story about a sci-fi monster. (TnT time starts at 1 PM every Friday)

Upcoming Events:

Saturday June 10th We're bringing back an American tradition, Saturday Morning Cartoons! Get comfy, catch classic cartoons from a bygone era, and help yourself to breakfast at the cereal bar! Join us 10:30-12:30 on Saturday, June 10.

Thursday June 15th Join Vanessa with Farmgirl Gardens as she teaches us about gardening on Thursday, June 15 at 6 PM. We are limitedto 20 participants ages 10+, and pre-registration is required. Call or stop by the library today to sign up for this fun evening at the Library.

Saturday June 17th You can't spend the night at the library, but your stuffed friends can! Drop off your toy animals on Friday, June 16 during the day or bring your stuffed friend for a special Pajama Storytime with Mrs. Katie at 6:30 PM and then let them stay for a special sleepover party with Dragon. Watch their adventures unfold on social media. Pick up your pals the next day and enjoy a Saturday Storytime with Mr. Jesse at 10:30 AM.

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