The library has had a lot of fun Autumn moments throughout the years. My favorite times have to be the pumpkin decorating programs we have offered free to the community. I was always a little leery of the possible mess involved in carving, painting or decorating pumpkins with young children. Their smiles and pride as they held up their finished pumpkins was enough to offset any mess that was made. Take a look on page four at some throwback pumpkin decorating pictures from 2016. This year Halloween came on a Saturday and the library was not open during the trick or treating hours. In past years we always took pictures of any young person (and some not so young!) that came in the library wearing their costume. Another chance for creativity to partner with fun. Leftover candy that would mysteriously show up on the circulation desk was always a welcome find!
As a librarian I particularly like placing the focus on children’s books that promote gratitude and thankfulness. We’ll be placing them on some more prominent shelves in the children’s room by the time you read this newsletter. Be looking for them as a way to help teach your children the meaning behind the holiday…. continued on the November newsletter page