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October 2021 Newsletter

Director's Corner Fall has officially arrived with Homecoming, Halloween and (hopefully) cooler weather. We are getting lots of new items in to help entertain you as the days get shorter and you spend more time indoors. The Krum Friends of the Library will be offering a Halloween Carnival on October 16th. We will also have our 3rd Wednesday HomeSchool Meet-Up and our weekly Wednesday morning Children’s Hour. Stop by Krum Public Library and see what is new!

Did You Know?

  • October is National Reading Group Month. It’s a great time to try out KPL’s Book Club!

  • In 1987 when KPL was 8 years old, nearly 5000 items were checked out for the year. Now in our 42nd year, we average a circulation of almost 2000 items each month! Thank you for helping us to grow!

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

  • 10/1/1856 First installment of Madame Bovary is published

  • 10/8/1920 Frank Herbert, author of Dune Series, is born.

  • 10/10/1896 The New York Times publishes its first book review section.

  • 10/24/1991 Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry dies.

  • 10/27/1932 Sylvia Plath, author of The Bell Jar is born.

Staff Pick from Donna

I recommend the psychological drama Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins. The main character thinks she knows a missing woman but can’t quite connect how or why she knows her. While trying to understand the possible connection, she explores her own past and confronts the trauma she finds there.

What’s New at KPL? Books

  • KPL added over 50 new items including several children’s fiction, non-fiction, and audiobook series. 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 10/14 at 6 PM to discuss Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero.

  • 3rd Wednesday Homeschool Meet-up—10/13 1:00—2:00 PM join us for a STEAM activity for the kids and a chance for the parents to connect.

  • Kids Carnival—Bring the kids for an evening of Halloween-themed games, prizes, treats and more! 10/16 5:00–8:00 PM

  • The ABCs of Medicare—Learn the Medicare basics from the experts! Questions welcome. Refreshments provided. Saturday October 23 at 10:30

  • Trick or Treat with Mrs. Katie—October 27 during Children’s Hour. Costumes are welcome!

  • Safe Spook—The library joins various businesses in Krum welcoming trick-or-treaters in a safe, friendly environment. 10/28 3-5 PM

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