LIBRARY NOTES – November 2023


By Pamela West-Finkle

I think my favorite holiday for the library is Halloween.  This year’s Halloween was no different. At 1 pm, the costume parade from the Andes school ended up at the library and my chicken costume was a big hit with the kids.  We gave out stationery/treat bags, sang some songs, read some stories, and had snack before sending the goblins on their way.  At 3:30, the little ones and their parents were invited to a special Halloween Song & Story time with socialization and toddler snacks afterwards.  At 5 pm, the evening trick-or-treat festivities began and we had a great time handing out candy and providing warm drinks.

I believe it’s my favorite library holiday because it is the one time every year that I get to see and meet most of the local children and introduce them to our wonderful library. We like to go out of our way to make the library a fun, welcoming, cozy place for the kids so that they will want to come back during the year. I loved the library as a child and I think a love of libraries is an excellent thing to cultivate in young children.

Local Author Book Talk November 4thOn Friday November 4th at 4 pm, local author Althea Damgaard, will be giving a book talk on her book Champions of Light. This fantasy science fiction book presents themes of Light vs. Dark and is available on Amazon. Discounted paperback copies will be on hand for $10 directly from the artist.

Veteran’s Day & Thanksgiving: To all of our veterans, the Andes Public Library says “Thank you for your service!” Veteran’s Day falls on Saturday, November 11th this year, so it will be observed on Friday, November 10th in government offices.  Al-though we usually close on federal holidays, our library will remain open that Friday.

For Thanksgiving, we will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd, but open on Friday the 24th. We will possibly close early on Wednesday the 22nd, so be sure you get your books and movies for the weekend earlier in the day.

Welcome Gino Zamparo – New Board of Trustees Member! A long-time part-time resident of Andes who has taken to staying here on more of a full-time basis has joined our Library Board of Trustees, completing Gloria Carlson’s vacant term. Gino has previously participated in our former Italian Club, has taught SAT prep at the library to local high school students, has volunteered to help with grounds clean-up, and has been a familiar face at our annual library parties, attending with his spouse, Tom Navin, who has formerly worked with the library as an architect. Gino is looking forward to being an active member of our board and plans to help organize and promote more author events and book talks. Welcome Gino!!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving


Monthly Programs: LitWits Book Club First Thursday of the Month;

Miss Pam’s Song & Story Time for the little ones and their caregivers Most Tuesdays at 3:30 pm~