Life at the Library
The fall season is almost officially here, and we have been planning some great activities to help everyone relax and relieve a little back to school stress! Movie matinees, monthly Lego Club, and Minecraft fun are just some of the ways you can spend an afternoon at the library.
September brings us library card sign up month and we want you to keep in mind all the great benefits of having a library card, not only for reading and movie watching, but our electronic resources offer invaluable homework help for all ages. Stop in and sign up for a card, it takes only a few minutes and the rewards are endless! There have been some great suggestions from teens for programming for fall, so keep the ideas coming! There will be some fun for Teen Read Week which we will celebrate in October.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15. This is a month designated to celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Look for the display in the library which included books on people and the history of Spanish culture, but cookbooks and music with a Spanish/Latin theme.
Adult and teen book clubs will resume in September. The adult group is looking for new members to join them. The group meets monthly and read a wide variety of genres. If you are interested, please contact the library. The group chooses the meeting dates and the titles, so it is flexible enough for anyone’s schedule! Our teen group meets monthly, and anyone can join at any time. The Divergent series will be a topic of discussion, with a viewing of the newly released movie to top off the evening.
Many of the popular authors are releasing fall titles, and they have started arriving at the library so be sure to watch the "What's New" on our home page. Place holds from the comfort of home, or while on the go. Our eBook collection continues to grow, and if you haven't looked at the available titles yet, we encourage you to do so! The newest most popular books, available for free download with a library card. It doesn't get any better!
Next time you are out and about our fair village, stop and see our display window in the village office lobby. Funded with a grant from the Oakfield Community Foundation, this is a fantastic way for us to spread the word about what the library has to offer. There are some big plans in mind for this window, so make it a point to stop and see it. More changes are in store this fall-expect some changes to our preschool story time and a handful of changes to our website. Nothing drastic, as requested, but you may notice some minor changes.
We welcome you to visit and visit often. If you know of someone new in town, point out to them that the library is a good place to start in getting to know Oakfield!