Library Happenings

Bon Appetite” by Dani Buehler, youth services librarian

Have you tasted a book lately? Or does the thought of this make you cringe and think gross? Well here at the library we thought it would be fun to have our own little November feast. Therefore, this past month our youth classes had the opportunity to digest a Book Tasting.

For all of you that may still be equating this with xylophagia (the consumption of paper), don’t worry; it was purely a feast for the eyes. A menu was prepared for each student. The menu itself outlined three specific and unique tasks for each course of a three-course meal, consisting of an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Our young participants had the opportunity to read portions of multiple books, judge their covers, define book genres, and more. Each of these tasks was designed to equip the kids with skills that they could, in turn, use, to help them choose items of interest. We sought to empower our young patrons with ability to choose materials for themselves instead of relying on book suggestions of others.

Thankfully, the kids and teachers enjoyed the activity and graciously followed along as a certain youth librarian had far too much fun letting her imagination run wild. Well, isn’t that the librarians’ job, to suggest books? Of course, and we do love to suggest books and have books suggested to us. But seeing someone find their next favorite book all on their own is a magical moment to behold.

In case you were looking for that next favorite book, we have a couple of new books that you may want to give a whirl. Come and take a look and taste a few books today.


New books in the Youth collection

“The Pout-Pout Fish” by Diesen; “Kamik’s First Sled” by Sulurayok; “Lego City Fire Truck to the Rescue” by Sander; “Babymouse Rock Star” by Holm; “In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse” by Marshall; “Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone Illustrated version” by Rowling; “Night Gardener” by Auxlier; “Absolutely Almost” by Graff; “My Lady Jane” by Hand; “Frost Like Night” by Raasch; “Michael Vey: Fall of Hades” by Evans; and “Dreaming in Indian” (anthology) by Lisa Charlieboy.


Book Station

Our next book sale will be Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday book sales will return in June.


Friends of the Library

We will be holding a Holiday Decorations Sale on Dec. 3 in the Upstairs Meeting Room. If you are looking for unique, gently used Christmas ornaments and decorations at a great price this will be a great event to attend. 

If you need to clear out your excess holiday decorations and ornaments we will be accepting donations at the Library through Dec. 2. All funds will help with improvements to your Library.

The Library will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, for Thanksgiving. Enjoy your holiday.


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