Thursday, December 8, 2011

December Happenings and Winter Wonders

December has been a busy month at the Library!  Santa made his yearly visit this past Tuesday and listened to holiday wishes.  Ninety four of our library friends had their pictures taken with him and received a candy cane. Some even completed a Christmas craft while waiting their turn to sit on Santa's lap.  We love seeing the excitement of our young ones as they check out all our Christmas stories on display.

Ms. Jamie has held two craft sessions this month as well.  Children ages
5 - 7 heard a Gingerbread story and made gingerbread houses to take home.  Today the older ones are doing a "Take Away" craft that they can give to someone special.  These simple gifts can easily be made at home for more gift giving.

Are you ready to get out of the house after Christmas?  If the weather permits we will be have three special activities in January. 

On January 14 from 9:30 - 11:00 AM we will hold our Family LEGO Day.  Families are invited to come build with these versatile blocks, using ones they bring from home or some we have here at the Library.  We do ask that the participants be 8 years and older as the small blocks can be a choking hazard for young ones. This is a popular event and space is limited so mark these dates on your calendars for next month:  Registration will begin January 3 and continue through January 12 or UNTIL the slots are filled, whichever comes first.

Once the blocks are all put away, two Winter Story Times are on the calendar as well.  The first one will be Thursday, January 19 at 3:30 PM for children ages 5 - 7 years old.  Then on Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00 we will hold another one for younger ones ages 3 and 4 (and any 5 year-olds that are not in school).

These activities should help chase away the cabin fever!  Don't forget to take a look at the new book displays and browse through the stacks to find a perfect book to curl up with on these long, dark evenings.

Even though most people are working on their Christmas lists, the Youth Services Department has started working on the Summer Reading Program!  Keep checking the blog to hear about that as well as some special activities in February.

Happy Holidays!


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