Turning the Page to a New Year

Hey, everyone! Welcome to the new year! We’re going to make it a great one, right? Of course we are! ๐Ÿ™‚
(WordPress has changed, and I am unable to upload pictures at the moment ๐Ÿ™ good thing we made a Facebook!)

The Patron Only Party went wonderfully! We had over 30 people attend, and almost all of the food was consumed – the remainder of it was donated. Everyone had a great time talking and eating and looking over our amazing little library! Thank you so much to everyone who came, to anyone who has ever donated anything, and to every single one of you patrons who make our library great! We couldn’t do any of this without you!

Last month, we only had two Club Nights, but they both were hopping with activity! Gym Day had six attendees, and we played kickball and basketball the whole hour. BINGO Night in December had seven attendees, and the BINGO Night today also had seven attendees! Almost everyone always gets a BINGO, and with every BINGO, you get a prize! It remains our patrons’ favorite Club Night so far, with Board Game Night and Gym Day close behind and both vying for second place. Please remember that every single Club Night is open to patrons of ALL ages, and you are always more than welcome to join us!

My library board ladies and I are going to be starting up a new event soon – I will add details for that as they come together. We also have a young patron named Viva who wants to start doing learning lectures about her home country, Thailand! More details on that as it develops, as well. I will update this post and make posts on our new Facebook about the new programs as they come along! We still have our weekly Club Nights and lots of awesome things for you to do at our little library! ๐Ÿ™‚

Make sure to check out our policy – we have changed a few things. Patrons 17 and under can now read off their fines, and fines have been lowered to 10 cents a day. We wanted to make it so it’s hard for a patron to accumulate a fine at all, and we want to work with our patrons more about it. Full details are outlined in our policy! I’m also handing hard copies of it out at the library if you would rather read it on paper! Thank you!

I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season, and I hope to see you here at YOUR Snyder Public Library soon! <3

This is Liz the Librarian, signing off.

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Read & Be Merry!

Hello, all! It’s that time of year again – we’ve all been sick at least once by now, it’s really cold, and there’s some snow on the ground. The perfect time to curl up in a warm spot and read a great book! ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, anytime is the perfect time to read a book, but you know what I mean.

We’ve got lots of new books and media here at the library for you to enjoy! I just added bunch of new movies – some holiday ones, like the newest Grinch movie and Elf, and some new ones, like The Lion King, A Star Is Born, Yesterday, and John Wick 3 (yes, we have the first two!). And we’ve got 450 other movies for you to choose from! Come on down and check one out – you can even use one of our computers to watch the movie! I also have our holiday books on display for you to browse. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, The Polar Express, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas are among the many I have out!

We also have a new clock! Thank you, DEMCO! It has made everyone smile!

If you are a patron, or if you have ever donated anything to our library (whether it be your time, labor, money, books/media/decor/prizes/etc), you are invited to our Patron Only Party! It will be held inside the library, next Wednesday, December 18th, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. You will be able to mingle with other patrons and donors and munch on delicious hors d’oeuvres made by my library board ladies and me! We hope to see you there!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking of Wednesdays, our weekly club nights are still going strong! November’s Gym Day had six attendees, and yesterday’s Gym Day also had six! The patrons’ favorite game to play is kickball, with our awesome red soccer ball! They also shoot hoops and play tag, and we always have a popsicle break! It’s lots of fun. Board Game Night in November had seven patrons there, all having fun playing all kinds of games, like Clue, UNO, dominoes, and more! Thank you to everyone who has ever donated games to the library! The patrons (the kids, especially) just love them! There was no Chess Club last month, as we were closed due to weather. Bingo Night this month was a hit, as always, with seven patrons playing BINGO and winning lots of neat prizes!

The library board and I have decided to make some changes to our policy, particularly when it comes to checkout, checkout length, and how we handle late fees and fines. The changes will be effective starting January 1st, 2020, and I will be sure to highlight the changed policies with a blog post, so all of our patrons know what’s expected of them when they use their library’s services! We hope our changes will make things easier for our patrons (and me!), and make their experiences at our library even better.ย 

Thank you all for being a part of our little library!!! <3

That’s all from me for now. This is Liz the Librarian, signing off!

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‘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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 firefighterย 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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