Our library clubs are growing! We now officially have a Young Adult (YA) Book Club consisting of three members. They have named themselves The Magical Book Wizards, and we have already ordered and received our first book to read. So excited! I’m also reading the Adult Book Club’s book with them this month, since it seems like a very interesting story. We also had four patrons join our Writing Club! So far we’re just writing what we would like to write, but eventually I will introduce writing prompts and exercises for us to do. Maybe someday we’ll publish a book together or something!
And our Chess Club is booming; I had over six kids attend the last club night, and more would’ve stayed if I would have had more chess sets. We now have three of them, and we will probably get a few more since the interest in the game has spiked considerably! Hopefully we’ll have our first town-wide tournament by next spring! The kids are quick learners and just love playing the game. I’ve always wanted to have a Chess Club at my library my entire career; to see it flourish already is just a dream come true!
I had three extremely generous people donate a plethora of board games to the library, so now we won’t ever have to worry about buying games ourselves. Our next Game Night Club should be really fun! We’ve got Risk, Battleship, Scrabble, Clue, UNO, and many, many more! Even Hungry Hungry Hippos! Thank you to my friend Laura Craig, and Snyder Lions Club members Teresa Wilcox and Michael Keltch for donating such awesome games to us! This Wednesday, October 3rd, is the next Game Night Club. Hope we see you there! There will be all kinds of different games to play!
I will be buying and adding lots of good books this month! The newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid novel and the newest Dork Diaries novel are coming out, a new book from Nicholas Sparks, and a new Pete the Cat book will be coming to YOUR library! I’m also going to try something new and get some graphic novels for the library! I hope you will like them all.
Now on to the best part of October: Halloween!! We will be having our annual Halloween Party again, on Halloween night, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. We will have fun games, good food (but no candy!), and a costume contest! And plenty of prizes for everybody who participates! I have already had people asking if they can come and volunteer, to which I said ABSOLUTELY!! Any and all people are welcome to come join us and/or help us out! Come dress up and have fun with us on the spookiest night of the year!
That’s it from me! Have a great month! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!