November 2020 Newsletter
Director's Corner November is Picture Book Month. Reading picture books aloud to emerging readers introduces them to story elements, different artistic styles, and reading for both pleasure and information. Many picture books deal with topics young children are interested in—such as feelings, friendships, pets, holidays, nature, and more. Reading picture books can enrich vocabulary, increase empathy and understanding of others, and provide rich language and art experiences. Don’t wait until children can read to expose them to picture books. We have nearly 1200 picture books available! Check some out today!
Did You Know?
KPL has a new staff member! Help us welcome Alexandria (Alex) Mills. Alex and her family live in Krum and she has volunteered with the library for several years. She works in the evenings.
November is Family Literacy Month.
November 11 is both Veterans Day and Origami Day.
Not only is KPL now open, if you wear a mask and use hand sanitizer when you come in you can browse the shelves.
We still offer curbside service to those that prefer it. Just give us a call when you arrive to let us know you want to pick up your holds curbside.
What’s New at KPL? Collection:
KPL has added over 50 new items in every category during October! The complete list can be found here.
Book Club meets via Zoom on 11/12 at 6 PM to discuss V for Vendetta by Alan Moore.
Virtual Children’s Hour with Mrs. Katie will be available on Facebook starting November 10th and 24th. Programs will be shared every other Tuesday through December 8 (11/10, 11/24, and 12/8).
Staff Storytime Staff (and friends) will be reading Thanksgiving themed stories. Watch Facebook on Fridays
Professor Pop’s Bubble Show—on Facebook for a limited time starting November 17
Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books)
11/7/1913 birth of Albert Camus
11/10/1960 birth of Neil Gaiman
11/11/1821 birth of Fyodor Dostoyevsky
11/18/1939 birth of Margaret Atwood
11/29/1918 birth of Madeleine L’Engle
11/30/1924 The Joy of Cooking is first published
Staff Pick from Donna Our new book The Alice Network by Kate Quinn is a wonderful read that taught me so much. I didn’t realize how many women worked as spies during WWI, or how different the aftermath of WWII was for the US, England and Northern France. The story is set in two time periods – 1915 during WWI and 1947 in the aftermath of WWII. I learned about the “Alice Network” – a group of women who were spying on the Germans in Occupied France. This part is based on true stories of unsung heroines who saved thousands of lives. The second time period tells the story of 3 main characters—Charlie, Eve and Finn who are all battling secrets and demons. Overall this was a fascinating story with interesting historical facts interspersed with an enjoyable storyline.
Veterans Day November 11, 2020 To all of our veterans and their families: Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Krum Public Library! We will be closed November 26-27.