It's pumpkin time!

It's pumpkin time!

The library has made a huge splash of colors this week, falling right into Fall with lots of amazing programs! Happy hues of yellow, passionate purples, outstanding oranges, raging reds, and glad greens. 

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the library hosted Rhonda Kane from doTerra and My 1 Acer Ranch for “Fun Family Night.” Rhonda provided lots of fragrant craft projects and snacks using essential oils. We had over 35 patrons attend, all taking home some handmade holiday creations such as a wrapped mummy, a hanging ghost and a fall fabric wreath. She served fall flavored popcorn and fresh apple juice with the option to have it flavored with cinnamon oil. Everyone had a great time and we would like to thank Rhonda from the time, talent and supplies she provided to make this program as wonderful as it was.

Halloween has come and gone with the Library hosting a Halloween Pumpkin Party as a part of our weekly Wednesdays Pre-K Story & Craft Times. On Oct. 30, Library employee Katharine Bloodworth read the book “Halloween Day“ by Anne Rockwell and illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. Dark Leaf Farms of Appomattox donated pumpkins for us to decorate and ACLA (Appomattox County Library Association) donated all the refreshments which included cupcakes with Halloween rings. Rhonda Kane donated the craft supplies from Tuesday for the kids to make ghosts and mummies. We would like to say a special thank you to Frank, for the last few weeks for taking the great photos we have been using during this event. 

Due to the Halloween Day rain, Methodist Church’s Daycare Center could not come downtown for their annual trick or treating, so they asked businesses to come to them. The library loaded up their packaged treats and delivered them to the church. Beth Turner from Country Charm was happy to pass out the goodies on behalf of the library along with her own treats. The library has been a part of this annual tradition for over five years. We would like to thank ACLA for purchasing the candy and yogurts for this event.

ACLA will be hosting a “Winter Wonderland Raffle” to help raise funds for some upcoming holiday programs such as “Christmas Downtown” and “Cookies with Santa.” Chances will be $1 per chance or six chances for $5. ACLA members will be adding to the box that already includes a blanket, scented wax pellets and some holiday decorations. Please support the organization the supports your local library.  

As the weather turns colder we ask that you please keep in mind those local families that are in need, and the unwanted or stray pets in our shelter. We have a box on our main floor to collect non-perishable food item on behalf of  St. Anne’s Episcopal Church. They will provide many families in Appomattox County with much-needed help during the holiday seasons. We will be starting our “Wrapping for a Claws” program in the month of November, wrapping your holiday gifts in exchange for dog and cat food, all to be donated to the Appomattox Animal Shelter. 

In observance of the Veteran’s Day holiday the library will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, and will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, Nov. 12. We would like to thank all former and present military man and women a HUGE thank you for your service to our great country.

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