‘Tis But A Sniffle!

Hello, all! It got pretty cold all of a sudden, didn’t it? It’s been a slow day today because of it. But that’s okay! We still have plenty to do here at the library and lots of stuff, clubs, and activities for our patrons to enjoy! Be sure to come in and ask what all you can do upon visiting our lovely little library. 🙂

The Halloween Party went well! Not as many people attended as last year, but it was still a lot of fun and everybody got a LOT of stuff! Thank you to Nancy Markel for donating so many prizes and decorations! We had SO many volunteers that we had to send some of them home!

Thank you so much to everyone who came!!!

Thank you again to the wonderful firefighter Ron Litz for doing a safety speech with the kids! They loved it! We hope to see you again next year, as we love having you!

Viva Jitcheun won the candy guessing jar with a guess of 380 – there were 430 candies in the jar!

Costume Contest Results:
The 0-3 winner was Hudson Renter, second place was Jack Meyer
The 4-7 winner was Elijah Hittle, second place was Bentleigh Harding
and the 8-12 winner was Yoriel Collazo, second place was a wonderful girl whose mother does not wish her picture or name to be shared
Thank you so much to Teresa Wilcox, Arlene Heimann, and Gerri Heywood for being our judges!!! We really appreciate it!!

We may be changing some things up for next year’s Halloween Party (it’ll be on a full moon Saturday!) and figuring some stuff out to get more people to attend, but we will definitely let you know if there are BIG changes coming! We don’t want to stop having the party completely, not at all, but there were so many events all happening at the same time this year that we just didn’t get the crowd that we’re used to. So, hopefully, we’ll be able to remedy that come next year. If you have any ideas, please give the library a call/visit and let me know! We can work together to make everything the library does as AMAZING as possible! 🙂

Our Gym Day in October had five attendees – and we played kickball! It was so much fun that we nearly forgot to open up the library! Oops! For the Board Game Night, we had four attendees, and we played UNO! Some had never played it before, so it was interesting to see everyone’s take on the rules – the creators of UNO just came out and cleared up the ‘draw until you have a card rule’ (you’re only supposed to draw one!), so we had to decide if we wanted to change that or not. Still tons of fun! The Chess Club at the end of the month was skipped over in favor of prepping for the Halloween Party, and BINGO Night tonight had five people attend! Everyone just loves playing BINGO and getting prizes!

Next week’s club (November 13th) is Gym Day, November 20th is Board Game Night, and then November 27th is Chess Club! Drinks and snacks are provided at every Club Night. We hope to see you at one or all of them someday!!

In December, we will be having our Patron Only Party! Details on that coming soon!

Have a wonderful month, everyone!

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Everybody Make A Scene!

Hey there, spooky folks! It’s that time of year again – the weather has changed drastically, football is on, and HALLOWEEN is coming! I’m super excited!

Our Halloween Party this year will be on Thursday, October 31st, from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. The costume contest, for ages 0-12, will begin at 5:30, and food will be served at 6. There will be games to play, prizes to win, and fun to be had! The Snyder Fire Department will also be paying us a visit and talking about safety with us! We can’t wait to dress up and have fun with everyone!! We hope to see you there.
(If you would like to help us decorate/setup, we will be doing so on the 29th at 6:30. And if you would like to volunteer in some way, please come in and talk with me about it!)

Last month’s Chess Club had three attendees, and this month’s only had one, but that’s okay. I got to teach chess to a patron who had never played it before! Hopefully we pick up our game again at the next Chess Club on the 30th.

At September’s BINGO Night, we had TEN people attend!! It was a lot of great fun and just about everybody got at least one BINGO. Today was October’s, and we had SEVEN patrons come in to play! We had to have it inside of the library today because the American Red Cross was set up in the auditorium.

BINGO Night has quickly shot right past Board Game Night as the favorite club! Everyone has such a good time playing, we provide drinks and snacks, and you get a neat prize for every BINGO you get. Hopefully this club will keep growing, and we can eventually hold a village-wide tournament or something! That would be awesome!!

Last month’s Gym Day had five attendees, and we had a great time playing kickball with a beach ball. This month’s Gym Day is next Wednesday, October 16th. This time, we will play with an actual kickball I bought for the library! And I’m sure we’ll play all kinds of things. Should be lots of fun!!

On Board Game Night last month, I unlocked the door to the sight of three young patrons sitting outside finger-knitting (with little rubber bands). I told them they could bring all of it inside, and they had a great time just sitting at the table and making things! They made me a bracelet! We ended the club night with a few games of Twister, which was a lot of fun to watch! They had never played it before, so it was interesting to teach them how to. Our next Board Game Night will be on October 23rd. Please come and play one of our many, many games, or teach us a new one!

I have also finally made a Facebook for the library! Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/necessitynotluxury/

We hope to see you at YOUR little Snyder Public Library soon!
This is Liz the Librarian, signing off. <3

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FALLing for Books

Hello, all! Liz the Librarian here. We’re already coming into the final stretch of the year! Where did all that time go??

Our clubs are doing great! There was a bit of a lull during the summer, and then we didn’t have any at all during July, but they’re picking back up again.

I wanted to let everyone know all at once: Chess Club and Board Game Night will never change. Chess Club is my personal love and will never leave as long as I’m here, and Board Game Night is just too much fun (and everyone’s favorite, so far) to ever let go. That being said, the first Chess Club in August didn’t have any attendees, and the first one this month only had three, but we had a great game going! We will continue it at the next Chess Club, which is on October 2nd.

The five attendees playing Bingo – while library board member Connie Kaup calls out the numbers

Our new Bingo Club has already been a hit! It was a hit before we even had it! We had our first adult patrons come to a club night, all because of Bingo. The next one is THIS Wednesday, September 11th. For every bingo you get, you get to pick a prize out of the prize box (I have one for kids AND one for adults now!), and we will have snacks and drinks there for you while you play! We try to do a theme for each one: the first one was ‘School Days’, and this one might be pirate-themed, since September 11th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day (thanks, Pete the Cat)!

For the Gym Day in August, we had SIX patrons come! That’s the highest number that day has ever had, so far. We played tag, Red Light Green Light, basketball, and all kinds of fun games! Come join us for the next one, next week on September 18th!

Board Game Night is the favorite and has been for a while, with five patrons showing up for the one in August! We played a new ship/dice game I had heard of, UNO, cards, Connect Four, and many more! We’ve got a great selection of games now, thanks to many wonderful donations! Thank you all so much!!

15+ games and counting!

Don’t forget about our annual shindig on Halloween night – our Halloween Party!! There will be a costume contest, food and drink, and games!! If you’ve got ideas, decor/games/stuff to donate, or want to donate your time and help us decorate and run the party, please let me know!! We would LOVE to have your help!
More details on the party coming in next month’s blog!

The library board and I are also working on a new project for the the library! Stay tuned!

We hope to see you in YOUR local Snyder Public Library soon!

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