A SPOOKTACULAR time was had by 26 kiddos in costume, accompanied by 21 adults, at our Harvest Bash. We appropriately read The Costume Trunk, played Tic Tac Toe with pumpkins, played a Candy Corn game, and a Swinging Donut game, made Salt Webs, painted Gourds, made Ghosts, had our hands/face painted, ate milk and cookies, got Treat bags from the Library, and a container of Play-Doh on our way out the door. Whew! SO MUCH FUN ! It was so nice to see our families returning to FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Our next one will beThursday, December 2 at 4:00. We love hearing the families enjoying their time together while playing games. We had a GREAT response to the Cards For Our TROOPS. I delivered nearly 90 cards to be sent out to the Troops who are deployed. Thanks be to all of you who helped send a little joy to them while they’re deployed over the holidays.
Speaking of cards, we will be having another Card Making class in January. All the supplies will be furnished for the price of the class, and you will go home with at least a dozen cards. They’re so much fun to make and people really like receiving that extra special touch of a homemade card.
Jami Myers will be back with us again on Tuesday, December 7 at 5 to help us with Dementia Through the Holidays. Jami has already been able to share very helpful techniques in dealing with our loved ones who have Dementia. She is a wealth of information and support for anyone caring for someone who has dementia.
We FELL into leaves in our Storytime last week, reading about the Clifford’s First Autumn and Autumn Leaves. We made leaf prints and a tree with falling leaves. The kiddos so enjoy their playtime together, and we love to see just how well they all get along.
MYSTERIES SOLVED AT THE LIBRARY is the theme for this year’s Family Reads Week. Come on out and see if you can SOLVE our MYSTERIES, The week of November 15-19. We will be having a story, searching for CLUES, scavenger hunts, puzzles to solve, a craft, and a lot of fun, each night from 4-5pm. Monday will be for children 0-2, Tuesday will be for our 3 & 4 yr olds, Wednesday will be for Kindergarteners, Thursday will be for 1st & 2nd grades and Friday will be our 3rd & 4th graders. There’s NO CHARGE for this event.
December 4 promises to be a busy day. It’s Chester’s Hometown Christmas celebration,and y’all are already going to be out and about, so stop in and chat with local author, Brian Little, who will be here for our BOOK SIGNING. He’ll have his new book, Gretchen, with him and available for purchase. And…..have you seen the announcement yet about our GINGERBREAD CONTEST ? This is going to be AMAZING !! We’re going to have Brian judge the entries. Now, here’s the rules….. it CAN”T be a regular gingerbread house. It has to have a theme. And it has to be completely edible. Entries may be dropped off on Thursday, December 2 after 3:00 or anytime Friday 10-5. I can’t wait to see what y’all come up with.
Do we have any STEELERS fans out there? We are having a raffle for a STEELERS basket. It is FULL of STEELERS items. Stop in and get your tickets. The drawing will be Saturday December 4 at noon. Don’t miss your chance !
Remember to keep an eye on our Facebook Page, Lynn Murray Memorial Library, to see all the upcoming events we have in store for you. You’ll also find our 3:00 Story, NEW RELEASE books, New To Us books, pictures from our events, and so much more. Until next time…..grab a book and let your imagination take you places you’ve never been. Connie