Things are bustling around the area with harvest well underway and everyone gearing up for the Fair. Just as it is in the Library, our booth at the Fair will be filled with fun things for the youngsters to enjoy. There may be a couple of interests for the older crowd too. We will be offering juice rather than soda for the kids this year along with popcorn. The water yo-yo's are a child's delight and the ping pong toss is a favorite and it is understood each child is a winner. It is rumored there will be design balloons available so be sure and stop by and say hi.
Thanks to a very generous donor, and just in time to refresh your reading skills before school starts, we now have over 30 Newbery and Caldecott books just waiting to be checked out. These are very popular young adult reading and have been requested by both parent and student. They include: On the Banks of Plum Creek, Miss Hickory, The Wish Giver, Because of Winn-Dixie, The Big Snow, Bud- not Buddy and Call it Courage. Come check them out! There are also several new arrivals for the Children's section. All just in time for school. It doesn't seem possible that it is that time already. If summer was busy, just watch how fast the pace picks up.
Many of you may have received phone calls concerning delinquent library membership dues. This has been an area that was put on the back burner for lack of time and staff to remain current and send reminders. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you are a member and have questions concerning your membership or no longer wish to be a member please contact the Library at 962-3714. If you know of a friend or relative who was a member and no longer lives in the area please share this information with us.
The Library will be closed this Thursday, August 16th so staff and patrons can enjoy the fair. It will be open as usual Saturday the 18th. There will be no fines for over due books during this closure.
Thanks to all the people who make the Idaho County Fair such a success. It is so rewarding to watch the families enjoying time together. Congratulations to the 4-H leaders and the parents for the time and effort spent teaching the youth of our area the values of responsibility helping them prepare for the future. Of course this would not be possible but for the Fair Board, staff and numerous volunteers who so unselfishly dedicate much time and effort working behind the scene tending to details to make this event run smoothly. A Great Big Prairie Thank You all of you and especially to the
4-H Kids for committing time and efforts to a unique character building program. You are the future of America and regardless of the ribbon color, you are ALL WINNERS!