Our Kids’ Story Time has gone on hiatus for a little while. We plan on bringing it back soon, so let us know if there is a day and time that work especially well for your schedule.
From September 12th through October 12th, we will be collecting books for YCAP’s Friday Family Food program, which provides two weekend meals to families whose children qualify for free or reduced meals at participating Yamhill County elementary schools. This program also provides books to the families and needs an average of 600 books per month. We are hoping to collect enough books during the book drive period to keep them supplied for one month. How can you help? By donating your new or gently used books that are appropriate for children from Kindergarten through 5th grade. For every book you donate, you will receive a dollar in store credit*. If your library is lacking age-appropriate titles (or your kids just can’t bear to be parted with their books), we will have a selection of reduced-price books that you can purchase and donate.
*Credit must be used by October 31st.
Banned Books Week is September 24 through 30th and we’re honoring it like never before. Beginning this Friday, September 15th, you can go on a Blind Date with a Banned Book. We’ll have a selection of banned and challenged books all wrapped up n brown paper with only the reasons people objected to them as your clues for choosing. Additionally, we’re partnering with the McMinnville Public Library on a Banned Books Scavenger Hunt throughout Downtown McMinnville. You can pick up a postcard at either the Library or Third Street Books and, beginning on September 15th, follow the clues around town to learn more about some of the most frequently challenged books. Once you’ve completed your postcard, you can drop it off at the library or the bookstore and be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes—including the grand prize of a donation to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in your name. There will be a wrap-up celebration on Friday, September 29th (more details to come), which is when we’ll award the prizes and, we hope, have a lively discussion about some of the books included on the Scavenger Hunt.