By Holly Youngquist
The Clinton Herald
The library will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 19, for an in-service staff training. The library will open with normal hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on Friday, Sept. 20.
Friends Book Sale. The Friends used book sale is open to book lovers of all ages. It continues today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Finally, Saturday is box day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. books will sell at $3 per box! Books for sale include both fiction and non-fiction. Make your choices from a wide array of titles including how-to’s, large print, biographies, children’s books, puzzles, audio tapes, CDs, DVDs and more. The sale is at the former Elijah Buell Elementary School at 216 31st Ave. North.
Story time. The theme for next week is “All about manners!” Preschool story time will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. No Toddler Time. If you have questions, contact children’s librarian Tamie Bird at 242-8441.
Happily Ever After book club. Our first Happily Ever After romance book club will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the library board room on the second floor. The first read will be historical romance novel, “Mine Till Midnight” by Lisa Kleypas. At this meeting we’ll pick our next read. Interested readers may still sign up, just contact the library. You can place holds on the book or read your own copy. Snacks will be provided for attendees.
Afternoon Adventures. Explore your world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Open to children in grades first through fifth. Enjoy video and board games plus stories and activities on Sept. 18.
Autumn Fest. On Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the library will be hosting a fun family event. The day will feature live music provided by local band One Brick Shy, lunch supplied by the Cattlemen’s Association – sandwich, chips and drink for $2, a bake sale offered by the Clinton High Drum Line, activities and games for all ages, as well as a special performance by movement artist Sarah Haas. Library Director Amy Birtell will share exciting information with the public about the library building project. Enter a pie in a pie-baking contest to be judged on the day of the event. Attendees can also participate in cake walks and a street fair.
Bake a fruit pie for Autumn fest. Community members are invited to enter a fruit pie in a pie- baking contest that will be judged on the day of the event. Pies must be fruit, homemade and entered in the name of the person who baked it, with one entry per person. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place. Pies must be received by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the children’s desk of the main library. Entry forms with full rules can be picked up at the Main or Lyons branches of the library.
Donate a cake for our cake walk. Promote your business or organization by donating a cake to the Clinton Public Library for a cake walk during our annual Autumn Fest. When you donate a cake, we will advertise your business/organization on our website thanking you for your contribution. Buy it or make it then bring it to the Clinton Public Library Thursday, Sept. 26, or Friday, Sept. 27, before 5 p.m. Individuals may donate a cake too. Please RSVP to Librarian Tamie Bird to let her know you’ll be participating by calling 243-5436, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Youngquist is the adult programming librarian at the Clinton Public Library.