Can you believe the beautiful fall weather?
I see the farmers working hard to harvest their crops as I drive to and from work.
I've always wondered what it would be like to ride in one of the huge combines. Would it be noisy? Would it be bumpy? Well, one of these last weekends I got to ride in a combine. To my surprise, it was not nearly as loud as I thought it would be and the ride was much smoother.
The team work between the driver of the combine and the tractor that hauls the grain to town was fascinating. If the tractor got too far ahead of the combine, the corn and beans would land on the ground instead of the bin. Now I know why the boys who come to library get excited about farm equipment books.
The month of October has gone by fast. The boys and girls who came to story time heard stories that began with "S" and "P". They met a kind gorilla, animals on the farm, a black cat, a silly girl named Sally, and pumpkins galore. They also learned a song about a spider on the floor and a woman all skin and bones. They made crafts that went along with the stories. This program is held every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for children who are three, four, or five years old. Come and enjoy the fun as we listen to stories, songs, rhymes, and make simple crafts. The dates for November story time will be the Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15, Nov. 22, and Nov. 29.
The next Terrific Toddlers Story Time will meet Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This program is for children ages 1-3 and their parents. There'll be stories, singing, dancing, finger plays, and rhymes. It's also a great chance to spend time with your child/children and get acquainted with other parents and their children. Hope to see you then.
The program of the month will be Monday, Nov. 21 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The program is open to all ages. Children 3 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. School students need to ride bus #3 to the library. Be sure to pick up a November newsletter for more details.
Just an FYI for the junior and young adult readers. We now have some new books for you to check out. My goal was to fill in books written in a series and also get a new series for each group. So now you will have the complete story from beginning to the end and if you've read all of one series you will have a new series to try.
A couple of new books that are not part of a series but are a good read are Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson and Underdogs by Mike Lupica.
Have a safe and happy Halloween and come see what our librarians are up to this coming Monday, Oct. 31.