Morrisville Public Library news

Morrisville Public Library news

By Michelle A. Rounds, Library Manager

Our 16th Annual Pumpkin Coloring Contest has begun!  Stop in to the library and pick up your pumpkin coloring contest entry!  You have until October 20 at 4pm to turn in your creations for judging.  Open to toddler to 6th graders!  Winners will be announced at our Halloween party at the end of the month.

The Library Board of Trustees are collecting items for the Silent Auction now until Friday November 2.  Donations can be such things as hand-crafted items, artwork, gift certificates, donations from businesses, etc., with a minimum value of $5.00.  They will not be accepting USED items.  New or handmade is acceptable. The bidding begins on November 5!

Come join us for our Homework Club that meets every Monday through the entire school year from 3:30pm-5pm! Homework will be done, help will be provided and a healthy snack for all.  Board games and/or crafts will also fill the time when homework is done.  (Open to school age children from First grade-8th grade!)

Bring the little ones in for Kiddies Korner, our preschool story hour on Tuesday October 9 at 10am!!  Help us have fun with “Let’s Get Messy!”  Stories, finger plays a craft and more!  If you cannot make that day, join us on Tuesday October 16 for “Fall Leaves Fall”!

Every month we will host an Adulting class for patrons ages 15-25 (though all ages over 15 are welcome!)  There are many things we may not know how to do and together we can learn!  This month the Morrisville Fire Department is hosting our class on Wednesday October 10 at 6:30pm!  Learn about fire safety in college dorms, apartments etc. and how you can stay safe!

We will host a special presentation by local author and historian Jim Ford entitled “The History of Madison Lake” on Friday October 12 at 6:30pm. Come and hear as Jim Ford talks about his new book and the history of one of the Town of Madison’s favorite recreation spots.

We are hosting our Fall Book Sale on Saturday October 13 from 10:00am-4:00pm!  Stop in and grab some good books for the fall weather ahead!  Stock up for winter too!  Can’t beat the prices!  We will have adult and kids books, DVD’s, books on tape or CD, music CD’s and more! The sale will be held in the library’s program room.

Our Annual Great Egg Drop will be Saturday October 13 from11:00am-3:00pm!  We are partnering with the Morrisville Fire Department to bring an event of “egg-y” proportions!  Can you create a “protective container” to house a raw egg?  The event will take place at the Morrisville Fire House where we will place a raw egg in your creation and the firefighters will drop if from the raised ladder truck! Put your thinking caps on and protect your egg at all costs!  All adults and kids are welcome to participate! The winner will receive a Kindle Fire!  There will be fire safety activities and fun stuff to do for adults and children that day too!  Great event for the entire family!  So call or stop into the library and sign up to create your “egg-tastic” safe container now!

Looking for a good book to read?  How about joining our book talk on Wednesday October 17 at 6:30pm as we will be reading, Life We Bury by Allen Eskens.  Copies can be picked up now!  So grab a book, read it and come join us for a sure to be fun discussion!

On Friday October 19 we will be having a Nerf Battle Night from 8:30pm-11:00pm!  Bring your own Nerf equipment (darts too–please label them) and join us for open play around the library!  See if the library stacks provide you enough shelter from getting hit by a friend’s foam dart!  Open to ages 10 and up; so adults are welcome too!  Everyone must bring a snack and beverages will be provided.  We only have 16 spaces so sign up now!

We will be closed on Monday October 8 to observe Columbus Day.  We will reopen Tuesday October 9 at 10am.  We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12pm to 8pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.

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