A fun Halloween event at the Gregory Library was held for 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students on Monday night. Children who completed six stations were rewarded with a bag of Halloween treats. The stations included a fun science experiment with candy corn, a mad scientist's lab sale, learning about the white crab spider and digging through brains (spaghetti) to find a few, scrambled word puzzles, a rhyming riddle hunt, and a makerspace activity (creating your own decorated Halloween cookie!) They all agreed that the makerspace was the most fun!
Book talking at the high school and middle school this week has sparked some interest in our teen readers. We already have one student who has read one of the books and voted. Hooray! Find something that interests you and read. READ. LEARN. GROW.
Everyone can still order Pampered Chef items through October 24th! All profit will go to support our special programs at the library. A link to the online order site can be found on our home page, or you can visit the library and order from one of our catalogs on our work table. Thanks for your support!
On Wednesday, we had some new faces at the library. Our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) had a new member event and seven newbies showed up for the meeting and one arrived later and took an application. We did some fun activities prepping for the library's Halloween Scavenger Hunt, creating a puppet show for the school library, and working on flyers for the middle and high school book talks this month. It was great to see everyone working together in little groups...and saving me lots of time. What a blessing! Of course, we had to keep to our motto: "Can't meet unless we eat" so we had some of Arturo's famous salsa with tortilla chips and leftover root beer and ice cream from Root Beer Float day.
Also on Wednesday, we welcomed our new city council representative, Seymour Studenberg, to our group of great trustees. He did well in handling the odds of being the only male in the group! We appreciate his willingness to be a part of our board and know that he will add a fresh perspective. Thanks, Seymour!
I just love going to South Dakota Library Conference each fall. So many great ideas to...ahem...borrow. Still remember the first time that I attended SDLA and I knew NO ONE and hid in my room for all my meals (which I purchased at Culvers...yummy ice cream!). But everyone was very friendly and now, thanks to Library Institute, I know many familiar faces and actually show up for the meals, making new friends and partners in the library world.
Enjoyed meeting Trent Reedy whose "Divided We Fall" I had just read. A kind of pre-dystopian series. Several readers have started on the series and I'm afraid it will be awhile before I can get the next book in my hands!
All of the sessions were informative and interesting. It was a great event, except for the amount of time spent sitting. Hence the title...