Library Newsletter October

Trivia Question: What book holds the record for being the book most stolen from public libraries?
(Answer is at the end of the newsletter)

“100 Books. 100 Days.”
Was a summer reading challenge for adults and teens.
Every book read from the PBS  “America’s 100 Best-Loved” list earned a raffle ticket.  The contest ran June 7 thru September 15, and the winner received a $50 Gift Card to Barn Owl Books! 
Robyn Armstrong’s Count of Monte Cristo entry was the lucky winner this year! (picture below) We had 41 participants in this new adult reading challenge.

Great American Read Book List

Great American Book List

Construction Storytime

Our quiet little mountain town has been anything but quiet the last couple of months. The sounds of diesel motors, backup beeps, and jackhammers can be heard in the woods, on the lake, down by the river, and even at the library.  You may have noticed that access to the library was very limited last month, but thank you for braving the streets and getting in here anyway!   The City of McCall has begun the Downtown Core Project and you can read all about it here.  The big diggers right out the front door have been fascinating both the young and the old, so we couldn't pass up an opportunity to let our little patrons explore these monsterous machines for storytime.


Back to Basics

Here is how to find an item in our library, whether you prefer to search our collection in the library, at home, or on the go!

Memorial Bench

The family of McCall's beloved Kerri Ann and Jurgen Hawkins have donated this lovely memorial bench to the McCall Library.

Online Calendar

ESL classes and ESL tutoring
Mondays 3:30-5:00pm (tutoring) 4:00-5:00pm (ESL)

We are once again offering ESL (English as a second language) classes for adults, along with after-school ESL tutoring with Miss Maggie.

Little Tinkers
Thursdays 1:30-2:30

Bring your preschoolers in and join us for some math, science and legos!

Travelogue Series: Cross-Country Kat Cannell
October 18th at

Last spring, Kat Cannell, MJ Wright, and Katelyn Spradley set out on horseback to follow a salmon’s upstream battle from the mouth of the Columbia River to central Idaho’s Redfish Lake.  Join Kat as she talks about her 900-plus-mile expedition and learn about the lifestyle and adventures of long-distance horseback riding.

DIY Fantastic Fall Fermentation
October 22nd  at

Learn from several local and experienced fer-mentors! We will have several tables set up to explore a wide variety of fermentation topics from kombucha, yogurt, sauerkraut, and beyond!

After School Sewing Class
October 24th at

Beginner sewing machines class for kids 10 and up.  Supplies and sign up required. For questions and sign up call Frances at 208-850-6788.     

Makerspace: Cardboard Challenge
October 26th at

For this month’s Makerspace we have been collecting cardboard and other supplies for you to come and let your imaginations run wild.  Use our supplies and build whatever you want, and with Halloween right around the corner we will have several costuming ideas for you to consider!  This is a FREE event that is open to all ages so invite your friends and come on over.

Doing Democracy
October 30th at

Join us for a community dialogue on this month’s topic of: Dividing America: What does it mean to be “white” in America?  Is patriotism being used as a knife to divide us?        

October 31st from 3:30-5:00 

Join us after school for spooky shenanigans, face painting, fortune telling and more!

Trivia Question: The Guinness Book of World Records