Thoroughly enjoying the middle school choices as I read through the YARP books nominated for 2017-18. The committee did a great job in choosing a variety of excellent titles in different genres. I am sure that there is something that will appeal to every reader. Only two more to read for this level and about six more to read for the high school level. Beware, youth! Book talks are coming!!
It is SO quiet here in the library today. And I am not a fan of quiet libraries! I miss the chatter of children. The first full day of school for our Gregory youth has begun and everyone is adjusting to school schedules and activities. But, on the positive side, we are beginning to see our seasonal readers back at the library after vacations, ball games, and summer fun. New patrons sign up each month which is always a surprise to me in our small town. This week we hit the 1300 mark for registered patrons. What a milestone!
As you head out the door to school, just remember that we are here when you are done---just to talk and hear about your day or share a book. Praying for a safe and terrific school year for all the students and teachers!
This summer, Kathy, our intrepid trustees' president, creatively borrowed an idea from the Rapid City Library. (Thank you, RCPL!) As a result, adults have been taking part in a "Cook the Book" adventure once a month. Any member of the community can choose a recipe from the cookbook of the month and then bring the completed dish along with a guest to a potluck dinner at the library. Not only do we get to try some pretty unique recipes, we are able to invite guests who do not frequent the library. It has been quite a success and we are looking forward to tomorrow night's tasting event. However, as a VERY amateur cook, I am a little apprehensive about my Argentine Lasagna that I have chosen to create!