Wellington Public Library update

Fall is a time to think about costume parties, fall festivals and Halloween. The Wellington Public Library has books that can help you with planning your fall parties, everything from craft and cookbooks to ghost and scary story books.

Here is a list of some of the books to help with your fall crafts and party planning available for checkout:

“Homemade Halloween;” “Family Fun Tricks and Treats” by Deanna Cook; “The No-Sew Costume Book” by Michaeline Bresnahan; “Crafts to Make in the Fall” by Kathy Ross; “Betty Crocker Celebrate;” “Fun to Make Crafts for Halloween;” “Make Yourself a Monster! A Book of Creepy Crafts” by Kathy Ross; “Costume Crafts” by Iain Mac-Leod Brudenell; “Halloween Fun: 101 Ways to Have a Safe and Scary Halloween” by Eleanor Levie; “How to Create Spectacular Halloween Costumes” by Louann Mattes Brown; “Campfire Ghost Stories” by Jo-Anne Christensen; “Ghost Stories of the Rocky Mountains, Vol. 1 & 2” by Barbara Smith; “Scary Stories” (3 different books) by Alvin Schwartz; “13 Great Ways to Celebrate Halloween” by Tony Staffieri; “Northern Colorado Ghost Stories” by Nancy Hansford; “Ghost Stories of the Old West” by Earl Murray.

By Gene Ann Trant, Director

Fall is here, school has been in session for more than a month, and the homework has started. To help with those homework “emergencies” the library has purchased a package of databases through the Colorado State Library that are accessible from the library’s website at wellington.colibraries.org/

Some of the available resources include Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia; Encyclopedia of Animals; Searchasaurus; Kid’s Search, and Middle School Search Plus. We also purchased the Learning Express Library (library card required for this site), a skills improvement and test preparation database. Some of the practice tests available include the ACT, SAT, GED and ASVAB. Some of the skills-improvement courses include algebra, geometry, math, and vocabulary.

There are several links from our website to these resources including one on the left navigation menu and at the bottom of the page under Web Resources. There is also a link to Ask Colorado, a research question and answer site staffed by Colorado librarians.

On Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., the Friends of the Library are sponsoring C.J. Box, the New York Times bestselling author of 13 novels including the Joe Pickett series. Box is a Wyoming native and writes about the state and the outdoors that he loves. Join us at the Ace Hardware meeting room for an evening with C.J. Box.

The next meeting of the book discussion group that meets at the library is at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13. We are reading a book of our choice by C.J. Box. The library has all of his books available for checkout.

The preschool story and craft times will be Oct. 11 and 25 at 11 a.m. Bring your preschooler and join in the fun.

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