Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Reads

Are you looking for that special Christmas story to read, but can't figure out what you would like? Well, look no further because I've compiled a list of favorites, which are sure to fill you with the holiday spirit.

(1) How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
(2) Merry Christmas: Big Hungry Bear! by Don Wood
(3) The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
(4) The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
(5) Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson
(6) A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
(7) The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
(8) Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O'Connor
(9) The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup
(10) Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner
(11) The Christmas Witch by Steven Kellogg
(12) An Orange For Frankie by Patricia Polacco
(13) The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll by Patricia C. McKissack
(14) Christmas is Coming by Anne Bowen
(15) Stick Man by Julia Donaldson
(16) Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star by Petr Horacek
(17) The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson
(18) The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe and Jason Wright
(19) Jan Brett's Christmas Treasury
(20) The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket

My all time favorite Christmas story is Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory. Do you have a favorite one?

Oh, and if you're looking for a wonderful Christmas craft then check out the Activity Village. You'll find cute ideas for the kids, such as snow globes, wooden spoon angels and a recipe for gingerbread house cookies. Here's the link:

Please remember that the library will be closed on the 24th and 25th of December. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Vacation Assignment

Ask your mom, dad, aunt, uncle, or grandparent to name a favorite book from their childhood. Try to find the book in the library and read it!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Upcoming Events in 2010!

January 2010

Storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will resume in January. We will be having storytime for babies on Tuesdays at 10am. Feel free to join us for 20 minutes of songs, stories and dance. At 11:15am, children, ages 2 & 3, will meet for storytime as well. Preschool storytime takes place on Wednesdays from 11:30am till noon. Please look at the Calendar of Events link for further information. No registration is required for storytime, so stop on by anytime!

There will also be two crafty workshops for teens and tweens (ages 11-18), which requires registration. In the first workshop, which will be held on January 13th at 3pm, kids will learn how to make a funky necklaces out of paper clips, scrap booking paper, and junk mail. The second workshop will be held on January 27th at 3pm, so if you have a teen or tween that loves the smell of cucumber melon or pearberry then they should definitely join us in making their very own soap. We'll have all kinds of shapes (duckies, seashells and hearts) along with different colors and scents.