All Fun articles- In October: Puppy Love
Author of the Month articles- In October: Ed Emberley
Holidays in October- Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Columbus Day, and Halloween
Homework Help articles - In October: Folktales of the American Indians
Websites for Kids - Handpicked games
Look, not everyone can be a great artist, okay? The narrator of Stick Dog certainly isn’t, and he’s sick of hearing about it. So he’ll make you a deal. You don’t comment on the art, and in exchange you’ll get story about five rectangular canine friends on a quest for the Holy Grail of picnic foods: hamburgers.
Stick Dog—accompanied by his friends Mutt, Stripes, Poo-Poo, and Karen—is determined to get some of the delicious-smelling hamburgers being grilled in the park away from the picnickers and into empty doggy stomachs.
October brings a month chock-full of Halloween events for children of all ages. Whether you are looking for a costume parade or chill-inducing stories, the library has you covered!
Halloween Costume Swap
Exchange your child's gently used costume for one that's new to you! Drop off your clean, intact, and stain-free costume at the Salem Church Branch children's desk anytime from September 23 to October 7. For each costume donated, you will receive a swap voucher to be redeemed at the swap on Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 to 11:00. Costumes remaining after the swap will be donated to Loisann's Hope House.
Fabulous Friday: Monster Transformation
Local actors Gene and Linda Nesbitt transform your face into a monster's! Grades K-6. Snow Branch, Friday, October 14, 4:30-5:15.
Create a decorative Halloween craft with materials from nature! Grades K-6. Montross Branch, Thursday, October 20, 6:30.
October 9-15 is Food for Fines week at all library branches!
Help celebrate Teen Read Week and help our community. Donate canned goods to benefit local area food banks.
For every can that you bring to your local library branch, we’ll deduct a dollar from your overdue fines, up to a maximum amount of $10.00!
-No expired or dented items
-1 canned item = $1.00 applied to one customer account, up to a maximum of $10
-Donations may not be used to pay for lost or damaged library materials.
-All donations benefit local area foodbanks.
-No donations will be accepted before October 9 or after October 15.