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September Family Newsletter - Creswell Library

Hello September!

We had so much fun with you all over the summer! Whether you tracked your reading hours, took home crafts, checked out books, joined us online for storytime or in person at the park, made slime, or visited with us in the library we want to say thank you for using your library!

Browsing by Appointment

Unfortunately due to the recent surge in covid cases, we are moving back to browsing and computer use by appointment only. Please call us at 541-895-3053 to set up your next library visit! We will also be canceling Teen Game Night and Storytime in the Park. 


Family Baking is Back!

We will be baking for the next four months! Our first bake will be one of my all-time favorites... SNICKERDOODLES! I love these buttery, cinnamon cookies. Sign up to get the ingredients and an invite to our Zoom meeting where we will bake together. Or, you can bake on your own at home! Here is a tentative plan for our next four bakes.

September: Snickerdoodle Cookies

October: Apple Crumble

November: Pumpkin Pie

December: Party Mix


We will be baking snickerdoodles on Friday, 9/17, at 5pm. You can sign up for our snickerdoodle bake by following this link


September Storytimes!

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You can join our Zoom Storytimes on Thursdays and Fridays! There will be no storytimes on 9/2, or 9/3.

Pre-K Storytime is on Thursday 10:00-10:30 am and Baby Storytime is Friday from 10:00-10:20 am. 

Due to the surge in covid cases, we will be not be holding any of our outdoor storytimes in September.

Pre-K Storytime Zoom link and passcode (No storytime on 9/2)

Meeting ID: 639 784 683

Passcode: Bestbooks1

Baby Storytime Zoom link and passcode (No storytime on 9/3)

Meeting ID: 638 577 83

Passcode: Bestbooks1


September Reads for October Book Clubs

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 Book Club for Kids will meet on 9/8 at 5pm via Zoom to discuss Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret. Our next book will be Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee. We will chat about it in October. From the publisher: Thirteen-Year-Old Min comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you’d never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She’s counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds. When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name. Min’s quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams. This sci-fi adventure with the underpinnings of Korean mythology will transport you to a world far beyond your imagination.

Middle School Book Club will meet on 9/15 at 3:30pm to discuss Bomb by Steve Sheinkin. Our next book will be Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner. We will chat about it in October. From the publisher: It's the beginning of the new school year and AJ feels like everyone is changing but him. He hasn't grown nor had any exciting summer adventures like his best friends have. He even has the same crush he's harbored for years. So AJ decides to take matters into his own hands. But how could a girl like Nia Winters ever like plain-vanilla AJ when she only has eyes for vampires? When AJ and his crush Nia are paired up for a group project on Transylvania, it may be his chance to win her affection by dressing up like the vampire hunk of her dreams. But soon enough he's got more of Nia's attention than he bargained for... when AJ learns she's a slayer.


Nick is on vacation!

Nick will be away from the library 8/24 – 9/7 for a vacation. There will be no youth events during that time. That means no storytimes, book clubs, or teen events. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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