Tag Archive: christmas

Nov 23

Basket Raffle

Basket Raffle     Support the library and you could win a basket of goodies donated by local businesses. Click here for details.  Tickets for sale from 11/21-12/12 at 1 p.m. Each ticket is $1 or 6 for $5.  

Dec 26

Happy Boxing Day!

The day after Christmas is traditionally known as Boxing Day and observed in the UK, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, and some other Commonwealth countries. The tradition dates to the Middle Ages and is when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a “Christmas box,” from their bosses …

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Dec 21

The Winter Solstice

Today, December 21st 2013, is this year’s Winter Solstice. It is the shortest day of the year andd afterwards the days will begin to lengthen again. The Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is also the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. A range of observances throughout history and all over the world are connected …

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Dec 19

Thank You!!!

Here at the library, we were a bit naughty and peeked in our stocking before Christmas. We were delighted to find an array of goodies. Tape, glue, gift cards, oodles of craft supplies and more! We had quite a bit of fun unpacking everything and reveling in the loot.           Thank …

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Dec 12

Poinsettia Day

December 12th is Poinsettia Day! The poinsettia is well known for its red and green foliage and is frequently used in Christmas displays. It derives its common English name from Joel Roberts Poinsettia, the first United States Minister to Mexico, who introduced the plant into the United States in 1825. The poinsettia’s association with Christmas …

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Dec 11

It’s Rudolph!

Check out the cool hand puppet we made this week during story time. With just a paper bag and some traced hands, you can make a reindeer! To go along with the reindeer theme, we read Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer along with another festive book. We also have multiple different coloring pages on hand for other artistic endeavors. Come …

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Dec 07

Our New Display!

  Our display case in the entranceway has changed from its autumn bird theme to a new, festive motif. The case is now expertly decorated for the holidays. It features a nutcracker theme of multiple wooden nutcracker figures interspersed with some Christmas trees. These decorations are accented by red and green cloth. In the case, we …

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Dec 06

Fill the Stocking!

During the holiday season, the library will be doing a Fill-the-Stocking event and fundraiser to collect much-needed materials. When you visit the library in the coming weeks, consider bringing in a small item to add to our stocking, which is hanging in the café area by our Keurig. Possibilities might be glue sticks, glitter, tape or …

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Dec 05

Holiday Crafts

Here at the library, we’re getting into the holiday spirit during our biweekly story times! This week we read festive books and did a fun wreath craft. Check out our masterpieces and come make your own!  

Dec 03

December Book Display

December is here, and with it we have swapped out our November book display in the children’s room for something more fitting for the season. December is a month full of holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Las Posadas, Saint Nicholas Day, Twelfth Night, Winter Solstice and Yule! Our new display in the children’s room celebrates these …

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