Wednesday, December 3, 2008

On Towards Christmas

The Thanksgiving holiday is only days past but it seems the Christmas season began even before Halloween this year. Since I am tradition bound, I did not put up the Christmas decorations in the library until the usual Sunday after Thanksgiving.

We did, however, start planning for Christmas way back in September, so that we can offer programs and events for everyone. Here's what's happening:

December 5
- Local Author Ryke Leigh Douglas will read her book "Tock-A-Tick" during the 10:30am storytime (signed books will be available)

December 6
- The Friends' Used Book Sale will be held at the Odd Fellows Hall (just 2 doors down from the library) from 8 AM to 5 PM
- Christmas stories will be featured during an extended Story Corner (10:30 AM-12:30 PM) as part of Boyertown's community event "Chillin' on Main".

December 7
- The Bag 'o Books portion of the Friends' annual December Used Book Sale will be held between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Just buy a bag from the Friends for $5 and fill it with any of the left over sale items.

December 19
- A special jolly fellow all dressed in red, with white whiskers and a twinkle in his eye will be at the library during the Friday 10:30 AM storytime. Children can assure him they've been nice and not naughty, and tell him their dearest Christmas wishes in a non-chaotic setting. (We all can use less chaos at this time of year!)
- Teen Lock-In party will be Friday evening from 6-10 PM. Teens (13-18) can sign up to join in the fun. Bring a Joke Gift ($2 or less) for the gift exchange, play games and eat pizza ($1.50/slice).

We will continue to have LapSit (0-20 months) and Toddler Time (18-30 months) storytimes on the Wednesdays throughout December - even on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve when the library will be closeing early at 3:00 PM. Our regular morning programming will not change on those days.

So hopefully everyone will have pleasant days during this month of holiday madness and be sure to make time to stop in to see us.

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