By Jolene Kronschanbel

Halloween craft projects are available all day on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 29 – 31. Kids can creep into the library to create festive Halloween bags, spiders and webs, skeletons, and to master puzzles.
There will be excitement downtown at the annual Story Time Trick-or-Treating event on Thursday, October 30. At 10:30 AM adorable costumed preschoolers will parade to businesses and trade a trick for a treat.
Costume clad kids get a treat when they stop in the library on Halloween. The library is welcoming Trick-or-Treaters on Thursday, October 31.
Bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the library to pay fines during the month of November. Your fine total will be reduced by $3.00 for each item brought in during Food For Fines Month. Distribution of donated goods will be local through The Lord’s Food Pantry.
The Reading is Fun Book Club meets on Thursday, November 6, at 4 PM. Kids read and share a book of their choice then meet monthly to tell about one chapter book they have recently read. Register your 2nd or 3rd grader at the library.
Writings by Gordon Korman will be discussed at the Kid’s Wild About Books Club on Tuesday, November, 18 at 3:45 PM. Kids age 4th grade and older can register at the library and should read at least one Gordon Korman book before the discussion date.
Order your fresh greenery for the holidays locally! Decorated Wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library. The order deadline is November 12, with pickup beginning Nov. 30. All proceeds benefit the library.
In November, sale books by authors with D, E, or F last names, are buy one, get one free. Scour our selection on the shelves for these bargains.