We had a great time on Halloween. The Beautify Corpus Christi group and Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department came to one of my storytimes to plant a tree on the north side of our library.

Thank you Richard Thompson, the urban forester with the Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation, for making all the arrangements (and digging the majority of the hole).

If you were driving by the Northwest Library at about 11 a.m. on Halloween, you probably saw us out in our Halloween costumes digging a hole and putting in a new Chinky Pin Oak Tree. Hopefully if will bring lots of shade and acorns to our library.

I know it will be a squirrel attractor and hopefully a bird attractor too. It's right outside the windows in the children's area so we can watch it grow.

We are really turning into a nature library. I'm learning all sorts of new things about birds and trees and bushes.

We will be having all sorts of activities in November to celebrate National Children's Book Week. On Saturday, Nov. 10, we will be having a teddy bear tea party from 2 to 3 p.m. Come dressed in your fancy clothes and bring your favorite stuffed animal for some stories and cookies and punch.

On Monday, Nov. 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. we will be making fall crafts. It will be our first craft project in our new library. We will also be making Thanksgiving crafts on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

All activities are free and all the supplies will be provided.

Don't forget we have P.J. storytime Tuesdays at 7 p.m., and family storytimes on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.