November 2021 Newsletter
November 2021 Volume 3, Issue 2
Director's Corner November – the month we honor our veterans and celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. We have a brand new children’s book, Twenty-one Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that is perfect reading for Veteran’s Day. Plus, we have lots of fun books about Thanksgiving, books with ideas for things to do (What To Do With a Box and What To Do With A String are two of the newest ones), and books to relax with during the holiday. The week after Thanksgiving is the Krum Tree Lighting followed by the Library’s Yule Ball. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Did You Know?
Have you used the Interlibrary Loan System (ILL)? The ILL system allows us to request books from any participating library in the country. If you are looking for a hard to find item, ask a librarian about ILL. For the last 5 years we have gotten in an average of 100 books a year through Interlibrary Loan!
Through the Texshare Databases, our patrons have access to LearningExpress Library, which has resources for students of all ages, college prep materials, and job/ career tips and resources. For more information or to obtain a TexShare login, ask a KPL librarian.
Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books)
11/4/2008 American author and filmmaker Michael Crichton dies.
11/10/1969 The first episode of Sesame Street airs on television.
11/20/1910 Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace, dies.
11/28/1587 William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway.
11/29/1918 A Wrinkle in Time author Madeline L’Engle is born.
Staff Pick from Joy
I recommend Flip! How the Frisbee Took Flight. This picture book tells the story of the invention of the now famous toy and the entrepreneurial spirit of its inventor. The book is well-researched and the illustrations are very detailed and colorful, making it an inviting read. This book is just one of the many excellent picture books KPL has gotten recently that teach, inspire, or encourage children and adults alike with well-written stories and beautiful or whimsical illustrations.
What’s New at KPL? Books
KPL added over 60 new items, including new Large Print titles by Janet Dailey, Mike Lupica, Fern Michaels, Liane Moriarty, JoJo Moyes, and James Patterson. A detailed list is available at the circulation desk or here.
Children’s Hour—Wednesdays at 10 AM join Mrs. Katie in the Meeting Room for stories, music, crafts, and more!
Book Club—Book Club will meet at KPL on 11/11 at 6 PM to discuss The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.
3rd Wednesday Homeschool Meet-up—11/17 1:00—2:00 PM join us for a STEAM activity for the kids and a chance for the parents to connect.