The Start of A New Story

Hello, all! It’s a new day in a new year; let’s make 2019 a great one!

Our library’s Patron Only Party went great! Thank you to all who came! And thank you to my library board ladies, who made lots of yummy food for it! I made deviled eggs for the first time, and they ended up being a hit, thank goodness. It was a lot of fun, and we saw all kinds of people. If you weren’t able to make it, there will be one in December again this year!

This librarian here is focusing on doing inventory and completing the annual library survey! Busy, busy, busy! Otherwise, we are still doing our weekly Club Nights on Wednesdays, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Today was Board Game Night, and we played Clue! So much fun. Next week is Chess Club, don’t miss it!

We won’t be having another big event until March, which will be our Dr. Seuss party. I will post the full details for it in next month’s blog. It’ll be the first Dr. Seuss event I’ve ever hosted! Should be fun! We’re going to read a lot!

Not too much else is happening around here at the moment, which is just fine with all of us here at the library! The last three months of 2018 were super busy! Now we can relax for a little bit before jumping into Dr. Seuss and the Summer Reading Program all over again. This year’s theme is space!! I can’t wait!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful start to their new year. That’s it from me! Bye!!

 

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Hello, all! How about this snow, huh? Bah, humbug!

The library is all ready and decorated for Christmas! We’re also ready for… drumroll, please… our Library Patron Only Party!!! If you are a patron of the Snyder Public Library and/or have ever donated anything to us, come on down for some meeting and greeting and eating! The party is on December 19th, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm, inside the library. We will have lots of heavy hors d’oeuvres, coffee, cider, juice, and water for you to enjoy! Come see the new shelves and decorations while talking and snacking with other patrons!

There’s no other gift like the gift of giving! The Snyder Lions Club is collecting toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, and other hygiene products/warm blankets/clothes to donate to Care Corps Family Services, the homeless shelter in Fremont, NE. Please help those who are less fortunate by donating daily toiletries that they need, and warm items for this winter. The Snyder Public Library is working with the Snyder Lions Club, and is now a drop-off point for your donated goods! Anything and everything helps!

Donated hygiene products should be brand-new, due to health concerns. I will collect the donations and take them to future Snyder Lions Club meetings, since I joined them back in October and will be at the meetings, anyway! We’ve gotten quite a few donations so far – I’m so proud of our little community! We’re always ready to help those in need. Please call the library if you have any questions about what to donate or when to donate it. I am here at the library during open hours, and if I’m not working here, then I’m probably working at the Snyder Mini Mart! Thank you for your donations!

The library clubs are still going strong! Chess Club remains the favorite (yay!!!) with nine young patrons attending it in November, and the Board Game Club is a close second with seven. The Writing Club is struggling a little and won’t meet again until January, so I’m not sure if we will be keeping that one or changing it. Hopefully we keep it. The few that come to it really like the writing prompts that we do!

And our Young Adult Book Club (the Magical Book Wizards) has gained two new members! We also lost one, but hey, we have four young patrons reading regularly now! And I am reading the book they picked with them. This one will be interesting – The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry. Spooky! The Adult Book Club will not be meeting in the month of December, but we’re hopefully going to have a new book for them to pick up, anyway. Yay for reading!!!

I think that’ll be all from me for now. I hope to see you at our party or at one of our clubs!!!

Happy Holidays!

This is Liz the Librarian, signing off.

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A Halloween to Remember

Hello, all!! My my, it got really cold really quickly, didn’t it? A fifty-degree difference in a matter of days! That’s nuts. What’s also nuts is the fact that I’m a week late with this blog. Sorry!!

October was a fun month for the library! The clubs are doing very well and the kids love coming to them. Chess is still the favorite! Closely followed by Board Game Night. We might keep the same clubs for next year, but only time will tell!

Our annual Halloween party was a success!! The night before Halloween, we had some amazing young patrons who volunteered to help my library board ladies and I decorate the front hall and the auditorium, for which we were very, very grateful!! Thank you again for all of your help: Arely and Manuel Sotelo, Neveah Jurisch, Justenne Carstens, Nora Metschke, and Mae! 

We gave out goodie bags (no candy) and glowsticks to the kids. For games, we had duck fishing, diving for donuts, and a ring toss setup. We also had a coloring pages station and a cookie decorating station (which was fully funded by a donation from the Snyder Volunteer Fire Department – thank you so much!!). At the entrance to the auditorium, we had a jar full of M&Ms for a guessing game. Patrons had to guess how many pieces of candy were inside of the jar (there were 960 M&Ms!!) and the closest guess got to win the entire jar and its contents! Congratulations to Kendall Wisnieski for the closest guess at 901!

We also had a costume contest for kids ages 0 to 12. It was broken up into groups: 0-3, 4-7, and 8-12. We had first and second place winners for each group. The first place winner for 0-3 was Jack Meyer, and the second place winner was Adalyn Renter. The first place winner for 4-7 was Edyn Besmer, and the second place winner was Allyanna Besmer. The first place winner for 8-12 was Dereck Collazo, and the second place winner was Brandon Wisnieski. Congratulations to all of those who won!! And thank you to Joe Kaup, Arlene Heimann, and Gerri Heywood for being the judges!

Ron Litz from the Snyder Fire Department came and spoke about Fire and Halloween Safety with the kids. He was a natural and the kids loved listening to him! Thanks again for coming, Ron!

We also served hot dogs, fruits and veggies, chips, Go-Gurts, and cupcakes for dinner! We basically had nothing left, which was wonderful! We were happy to feed everyone before they went out for trick-or-treating! Thank you to all of my lovely library board ladies who cooked and prepared the food!

I hope we do just as well next year. We think we had about 50-60 people, which is amazing!!! Thank you to everyone who helped make this party possible and to everyone who helped us!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
We couldn’t have done this without you!!!

I can’t wait to see what we do next!

This is Liz the Librarian, signing off.

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