Local Hudson teen author Kayla Jarppi is visiting the Spring Valley Public Library this Saturday morning, November 17 at 11:00 a.m.  Submitted photo
Local Hudson teen author Kayla Jarppi is visiting the Spring Valley Public Library this Saturday morning, November 17 at 11:00 a.m. Submitted photo

Submitted by Rebecca Dodge, Library Director

SPRING VALLEY, WI – This Saturday, November 17 at 11:00 a.m. Kayla Jarppi, a teen from Hudson, will be coming to share her published books “Heaven’s Note” and “Shimmer Through the Crack.”  Kayla will also share her writing process and how she became a successfully published teen author with Sigma’s Bookshelf, the first publishing company created exclusively for teen authors and located in nearby Hudson, Wisconsin.

We encourage area youth interested in learning more about how to write a work of fiction or seeking information about how to become a published author to visit the Spring Valley Public Library on November 17 and find out!

A friendly reminder, the Spring Valley Public Library now offers blood pressure kits for two-week checkout periods! This an easy and accessible way to keep track of your heart health by monitoring your blood pressure for two weeks and then sharing your charting with your healthcare provider, thereby preventing potential health problems in the future.  We partnered with Vibrant Health Clinics who supplied the educational materials and coordinated with the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) who supplied the blood pressure machines free of cost to the library. A special thanks to Vibrant Health Clinics representative Rose Breslin who contacted us about this innovative way to serve our community! Stop in at the library and inquire at the circulation desk to check out a blood pressure kit. Please note that Spring Valley Library blood pressure kits must be returned to the Spring Valley Library and cannot be placed in the outdoor book drop.

Story Time is at the library on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with Ms. Becky Hokanson! Story Time includes lap songs and crafts. Also, Music Time with Aarynn Bosshart and Beth Deutsch is happening at the library this month on Tuesday, November 27 at 10:00 a.m. Music Time consists of songs on guitar with Ms. Aarynn and stories with Ms. Beth. Both Story Time and Music Time are open to ages 0-5 and registration is not required. The theme for Music Time on November 27 is “Grateful and Thankful.”

Children’s Book Club meets the last Tuesday of every month with the next meeting to be held on November 27 at 3:30pm. The title for November’s meeting is “The Castle Llyr” by Lloyd Alexander; copies are available for checkout at the library. Children’s Book Club is for readers grades 2-5 and fresh popcorn is served at every gathering!

We have another early release day library program coming up on December 7! Registration will be due December 5.  The December 7 early release program will feature Mrs. Julie Webb who will lead children through holiday craft activities. After the craft session the library will show the movie “Incredibles 2” rated PG from 3:00-4:15pm. Snacks will be provided after the film.

If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about our services and programs, please contact the library for more information at 715-778-4590, like our Facebook page or email the director at dodger@svlibrary.org.