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May Newsletter

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May 2020 Volume 1, Issue 8

Director's Corner We have missed all of our wonderful library patrons so much! We are still closed to the public, but we are excited to announce that we are resuming curbside service on Monday, May 4! Put items on hold through the online NTLC catalog or the app. Since our transit service has not resumed yet, please only reserve items from Krum Public Library and not our partner libraries and please limit to 10 items per pick-up. Our staff will wear protective gear when delivering items curbside. Our Temporary Hours will be as follows:

Curbside Pickup Monday 3:00 PM-7:00 PM Tuesday 3:00 PM-7:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday - Sunday not available Staff on Site Monday 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM Tuesday 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday - Sunday not available

Did You Know? May is National Get Caught Reading Month—if you get caught reading, please share with us through email or Facebook. We’d love to see your pictures!

Staff is still making plans to bring you a Summer Reading Program virtually. Stay tuned for more details.

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

  • 5/3/1937 Gone With the Wind wins the Pulitzer

  • 5/9/1814 Mansfield Park by Jane Austen first published

  • 5/14/1944 Birth of George Lucas

  • 5/15/1886 Death of Emily Dickinson

  • 5/22/1859 Birth of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • 5/30/1593 Christopher Marlowe killed in a tavern brawl

  • 5/31/1819 birth of Walt Whitman

Staff Pick Staff is currently reading these great books! CJ — any of Heather Graham’s books she can find Donna — Winds of Change by Martha Grimes, Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini, Molakai and Daughter of Molakai by Alan Brennert Joy —The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz, If I Run by Terri Blackstock Katrina— Where'd You Go Bernadete by Maria Semple, Ripley Underground by Patricia Highsmith, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, and Persuasion by Jane Austen

What’s New at KPL? Books Adult Biography: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson Large-Print Fiction: A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones, Daughter of Molakai by Alan Brennert, The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian, The Stolen Gold Affair by Bill Pronzini, The Topeka School by Ben Lerner, Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha, and new titles by Clive Cussler, Jude Deveraux, Fern Michaels, Anne Perry, Kathy Reichs, Ann B. Ross, and Stuart Woods. Programs Book Club will meet online using the Group KPL Book Club. Join in the discussion of Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple.

Graduate Recognition KPL would like to recognize local high school and college graduates in a window display. If you want to be added o our display, please send an email to Please use "Grad Display" as the subject and include the name and school you want displayed.

Spring Me Out of Here Reading Challenge Have you registered yet? Earn badges, play games, and more when you log your reading with ReadSquared. The challenge is open 4/1/2020-5/31/2020. There is still plenty of time to read and earn points!


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