The Pumpkins are Here!

It is October and pumpkins have arrived at the library in various forms.

One form is in our brand new STORYWALK featuring the book Henry’s Big Pumpkin by Benjamin C. Skousen. This delightful tale tells of a farmer named Henry A. Mouse and his attempt to grow the biggest pumpkin for the annual Pumpkin Fair. Please drop by and take a walk around the library grounds and delight in the wonderful story and colorful illustrations. The storywalk begins just outside the library door and meanders about a quarter mile through the field and finishes up back at the JPL front door. Many thanks to the author for granting us his permission to use his book.
henry's pumpkin pumpkinperson
Another form of pumpkin now present at the library is our Pumpkin Person, who is very comfortably situated outside the building, enjoying some of the numerous services available to our patrons and visitors. Thank you so much to the fabulous volunteers who showed up to help create the display, and to the folks who kindly contributed the materials.

Inside, in our children’s area, a third type of pumpkin awaits, a pumpkin craft that is. This station will be set up all month.

Now that October is here, it is time for a new Question of the Month! The days are getting shorter, and the lengthening evenings are perfect for extended reading opportunities! And so, for October, we would love to know: What is your favorite type of NONFICTION book, that reliable theme that always interests you and draws you back for more? Stop by to add your thoughts to the board over the water fountain.

As for the results from our September Question, there are many places that our patrons like to go when enjoying a book, by far the most popular being the couch and in bed. But outside spots were also highly sought after!

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