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November Happenings at GPL!

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The word "Dinovember" is written in white over a red circle  outlined in yellow containing a dinosaur on top and books on the bottom on top of a black backgraound.

Always be yourself.  Unless you can be a dinosaur.  Then always be a dinosaur.

We have a fun-filled month planned at GPL and we hope you will join us!  Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom to see all of the awesome activities going on!

Participate in our "Dinovember Challenge" for ALL AGES on Beanstack!  Read (5) hours each week to complete a badge and/or complete the activity badges.  Complete (6) out of the (10) logging/activity badges to complete the "Dinovember Challenge" and enter a drawing. 

Already recording your reading for school?  Great!  Just add your time to your Beanstack account to get credit towards this challenge. 

Need some reading inspiration for this month?  Check out our Giving Thanks reading list here.

New to Beanstack?  No problem - it's free to register and use (you don't even need a library card!).  Record your reading AND activity badges all at the same time via your desktop or the Beanstack app (available on iOS and Android).  Register just yourself or your family under one account - get started today!

Calendar of Events:

November 1 - 30     Take Dan Laib's "Jurassic Drawings" workshop all month long!  

Did you know that dinosaurs are still alive?  At least they will be when you give them life in your drawings!  In this workshop you’ll see how by using shapes, you can create your own Jurassic terrors!  You will also pick up a cool technique for creating texture on your drawings.  Rawwrrrr!

Access the workshop on YouTube here

November 11 at 7:00 pm     Join us for a Virtual Live Bedtime Story Series + Video Call GIVEAWAY!  This interactive event series continues on Wednesday, November 11 at 7pm with a Live Belle Bedtime Story full of singing, engaging storytelling, and games--Plus, Belle will respond to your child's comments by name!


1) You MUST be added to the Facebook group BEFORE 11/11 to view the Storytime.

Request here:

2) Visit our group again on 11/11 right at 7pm for the next Live Event!

GIVEAWAY! All attending families are automatically entered to win a 10 minute Parties with Character Diamond Package Video Call with Belle directly after each event ($25 value)!

Recordings of the previous Virtual Live Superhero Bedtime Story in this series is available to watch anytime on the group!  The recordings of each event in the series will remain up on this group, so please join the group even if you can't participate live!

November 9 - 20     Participate in our DinoWalk BINGO in downtown Genoa.  Pick up a BINGO card at the library  and hunt for the (9) hidden dinosaurs in our local businesses' windows.  Turn the completed BINGO card into the library for a prize!  

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November 25 at 1:00 pm     Join a Live ZOOM program about Dinosaur Adventures with T-Rexplorers! 

Kids, come on a mini-adventure with T-Rexplorers as we tell you tales of things you will see on a real dinosaur dig.  We’ll read you a story written by a young Jr. Paleontologist while we show you 5 different clues that dinosaurs did exist!  See real dinosaur fossils and have some fun!  

Access the Zoom program for free on Wednesday, November 25th at 1:00 pm by clicking here


Stop in the library to pick up weekly dinosaur-themed take home crafts AND hunt for the hidden dinosaur in the library every time you come in!