Thursday, November 29, 2012


As you are thinking about Christmas and all the preparations needed to get ready for the holidays, consider setting aside fifteen minutes each evening you are home with your family to share a special Christmas story.  This tradition will give everyone of all ages a chance to relax and reflect while building memories that can last a lifetime.

My three grown children remember those books we shared years ago.  We still talk about some of them when we are together for the holidays. My favorites have always included How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree,  and The Best Christmas Pagent Ever by Barbara Robinson.  There are also  newer ones, too: Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-You Notes by Peggy Gifford and Barbara Parks' Junie B., Fist Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells. Michael Keene's new book this year, The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas, reminds me of all the years my aviator son has kept track of Santa's progress via his computer.

We have many books for all ages available on our displays for check out now.  Even younger ones may enjoy a chapter book that the family reads to each other each, with older siblings taking a turn as a reader.  (No need to mention it is great reading skills practice.)  Be sure to include the classic favorites and some funny ones as well.

My best wishes to you and yours this holiday season!


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