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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