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Library Talk October 4, 2018

October—signs of pumpkins, changing leaves, tobacco hanging in the barns—fall is here.

With books, I think the children’s picture books are the most fun to display by season or holiday. We have some wonderful books on fall, harvest and Halloween, and we put both new and classic titles up on display to make it easy to see what books we have to read to your children, from chunky board books to wildly colorful picture books about the seasons and holidays. We try to make it easy for you to ‘shop’ for the books, and anything on display is fair game to check out.  We also display the seasonal adult books, with current topics of fall decorating and cooking the main focus.

October also means the continuation of the story times for the little ones.  We are hoping that you will make it a habit to bring your young ones in, so the times are the same as last month—at Ripley, the ‘Wee Movers and Shakers’ children from 6 months to 2 years are invited for some mommy and me time on Tuesday mornings at 11:00—songs, activities and movement with a fall theme. Also at Ripley the preschool group ages 3-5 years old meet on Wednesday morning at 11:00, longer stories, activities and fun for this age group.  Preschool also offered at Aberdeen on Mondays at 12:30 pm, and Russellville Library on Thursdays at 11:00 am. These storytimes are a great opportunity for kids to meet other kids, become familiar with the libraries, and enjoy a regularly scheduled fun time. Some of the little ones that have older siblings that go to school call the story times ‘library school’, and let them feel like big kids!

You may notice a few ‘Vote Yes for Library’ signs around the county—if you wish to show your support for your library, we’d be honored to give you a sign to put in your yard—ask at any of the libraries for more information.

FYI, our libraries will be closed next Monday, October 8th in observance of Columbus Day.