An article just gets written for the Telegraph, Blue Rapids Free Press, and the Waterville.lib.NCKLS.org website and then Monday’s deadline rolls around once more. There is always so much to talk about that one never seems to run out of topics.
It appears Summer just began with thoughts of swimming, camping, and family vacations/staycations and then, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, Autumn came in on Friday, September 22 at 3:02 p.m. with 90 plus degree temperatures. Is this Kansas or what? Let’s not be too surprised.
During this time when days look as though they are getting darker faster, the earth is actually splitting its days and nights roughly at 12 hours each. An old weather proverb states that, “If autumn leaves are slow to fall, prepare for a cold winter.” The almanac predicts the first frost of 2017 on October 13.
Fall is my favorite of all the seasons. I realized that heat, swimsuits, planning vacations, gardening pressures from gardening lovers just isn’t for me. I now can relax and blame my dying plants and brown grass on the season.
Relaxation is short lived in the library with many new titles and movies ordered every month and needing cataloged for display and check-out. And, as difficult as it is to do, the “older” books and movies need to be sent back to the shelves. Take the extra minutes of darkness to read and view our new items.
The round activity table changes with passive activities like seasonal coloring, crosswords, and word searches with hidden messages. Constitution Week from September 17-23 was last week’s focus. September will end with Autumn themed pages. A reminder….they are not just for kids.
Do you know how leaves get from place to place? Autumn-mobiles.
Do you know a tree’s least favorite month? Sep-TIMBER!
If money really did grow on trees, “Fall” would be everyone’s favorite month!
Happy Autumn Reading!