The contest will not be judged based on skill; instead children who complete the contest will have their names entered into a drawing. Three fun fall prizes will be given away based on age group (four and under, five to eight, and nine to twelve). Entries will be displayed throughout the library for patrons to see. Only one entry allowed per child. Drawing will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 23.
Library Story Time
Once again the library will be offering story time for children. Beginning October 16 story time will be held every other Saturday from 1-1:30 p.m. (exceptions for November and December will be listed in that month’s newsletter). Just like in the past, story time will be led by staff member Sam Fry and will feature not only story telling but other fun activities as well. In addition, the second Saturday of each month will feature a short children’s movie. Although children of all ages are welcome to join in the fun, activities will be centered around children preschool age through third grade. This month’s schedule and themes include: October 16 – “Madeline’s Halloween,”; and October 30 – “Halloween.”
Don’t forget to check out the new Dial-a-Story story introduced each week. Simply call 693-1585 to access the story.
The Grim Readers will be meeting Friday, October 15 at 5:30 p.m. This month the group will be discussing “What Happened to Cass McBride?” by Gail Glies, a fast-paced psychological thriller. This novel is sure to challenge readers and test how much the words and actions of others can influence who we are. Each month the Grim Reader book of the month will be marked with a sticker. (Group discussion led by staff member, Shelly Becraft).
Adult Discussion Group
The Adult Discussion Group will be meeting Thursday, October 28 at 10 a.m. Join the group this month as they discuss “The Catcher in the Rye,” by J.D. Salinger. This widely acclaimed classic novel, told from the point of view of iconic cynical adolescent Holden Caufield, will stimulate a discussion that is sure to be anything but “lousy!” (Group discussion led by board member, Harold Norman).
Large print books
The library would like to know how many patrons prefer to check out “large print” books (at least 16 point size print) and if they would like to see more of these in the library. If so, please contact them at 693-6466. Large print books already in circulation at the library can be found by looking for a red sticker on the spine of the book.
Teen Read Week
Join thousands of teens around the nation to celebrate “Teen Read Week,” October 17-23. This year’s theme is “Books with Beat” which encourages teens to consider poetry and books about music and musicians.
Why is it important to celebrate? For a lot of reasons. Teens have so many options for entertainment, so it is important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure. It’s free, fun and can be done anywhere! In fact, research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce. So, visit the library to find a great selection of books with “beat” and develop a “rhythm” for reading.
Fun ways to celebrate
Make a play list to go along with your favorite books; Write a poem or a song (and share it); or create your own “Top 10 List” of songs and books.
For more information call 693-6466. or go to www.buscolibrary.whitleynet.org.