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“O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being.
Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead
Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing.”
Ode to the West Wind Percy Bysshe Shelley
I am definitely a summer person , convinced that anyone who says they love autumn must have a wood burner. However, this morning as I drove through the tree-lined suburbs of town, with all the changing colours of the trees and hedges I remembered being a child and had the urge to run through the golden leaves that had piled up on the pavement. During October, we had our shared Apple day, which was successful,as well as raising funds it was a good day out. In the library we have sold lots of kindly donated gluts of vegetables and fruit. I was inspired to make lots of pickles and chutney. We now have a box of multicoloured squash, which the children are finding fascinating. Actually, I think I do like autumn!
While shelving and tidying the library I have noticed some books that look really interesting, but seemed hidden, or tightly squashed in among larger books, so this month’s collection will be all those hidden gems. I hope you’ll like them.
Story Time will be on Monday 6 November at 10.30 am. Children are never too young to join the library. The smallest baby would enjoy the stories and rhymes. There are loads of brightly coloured baby board books too.
Coming in December, the Santa Fun Run and hopefully a very big map of the Atlantic rowing race.
The Summer Reading Challenge has been a great success this year. We had three events on the theme of Animal Agents. Malcolm’s Cartoon Workshop filled the library to maximum capacity. I am sure he will have inspired some young artist. If you have signed up for the reading challenge, you still have a couple of weeks left to read your six books and collect your medal and certificate. Pop in straight from school on a Tuesday or Thursday.
Next date for your diary is Apple Day! This year the Friends of the Library will be joining with the Congregational Church on 23 September. They will be contributing to stalls and holding a book sale. Please leave any donations at the library during opening hours. September’s collection of apple-themed books will hopefully give you some inspiration for pickling and preserving.
There won’t be a Story Time in September – the next one will be 2 October.