I Heart Books

Hey, everyone! Liz the Librarian here. My my, it sure is cold right now, isn’t it? Can’t wait for spring to get here! I’m not a fan of snow, and we’re getting a lot of it at the moment. Hopefully it doesn’t stick around for long!

Our clubs are still going strong! Well, except for one, but the kids already have ideas for it to become something else eventually. They’re so excited. In January, we had five people at the Chess Club, four at the Writing Club, two at the Board Game Night (we played Clue, remember?), and nobody for the Young Adult Book Club. Today was Chess Club again, and we had SIX kids there, all playing chess. They’re getting really good at it! I’m hoping we’ll be able to do tournaments someday. Next week is Writing Club, and we’ll be doing Valentine’s Day prompts. I hope to see you all there!

On Saturday, March 2nd, we will be having a celebration! It will be Dr. Seuss’ birthday and National Read Across America Day, and we will be celebrating reading! The party will be a pajama party, so be sure to bring your pillow and blanket! We will have multiple story times, games and crafts, and snacks for you to enjoy! I also have lots of goodies to give out to everybody! The party will be held in the auditorium, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. All are welcome to come and enjoy the festivities, and if you want to volunteer, just come to me and ask! I hope to come to you next month with a blog all about it, and I’ll be sure to add tidbits and information about the man himself and how the holiday came to be!

We have been getting sooooo many book donations lately! I’ve got six boxes of donated books to add eventually – I’ll probably never have to buy a book (besides new ones in series’ or by authors that we always get) ever again! We have a bunch in the hallway to give away for free, and that’s where I put any books that I cull or don’t want to add – so if you want some new books for yourself, come on down to the library and pick some out! If you have books you want to get rid of, but can’t make it to a donating facility, bring them to the library and I will either add them to the library’s collection or put them in the hallway to give away. You can never have too many books!

Have a great month, everybody!

Hooray for reading! 

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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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