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Children’s December Newsletter

It’s the time of year for mittens, hot chocolate, twinkly lights, and SNOW!

December 15, 2021

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Welcome, December!

It’s the time of year for mittens, hot chocolate, twinkly lights, and SNOW! Here in the Children’s Department, we’re hoping that you’ll help us create an indoor Winter Wonderland this winter break. And don’t forget to check out some fantastic new books (as well as older favorites) when you visit. Need inspiration? Click on our printable Winter Holidays booklist (below). Browse our holiday displays and check out a board game (or two), perfect for a cozy night spent with family!

 

Library Hours

Weekday hours are 10am–8pm, 5pm on Fridays.

Saturday Hours are 10am–4pm.

Senior hours are Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am–10am.

Holiday ClosingsDecember 24 to 27 (Friday to Monday)
December 31 to January 1 (Friday to Saturday)

 

Please wear a mask.

Masks are required for all unvaccinated individuals inside the library; required for all individuals in the Children’s Department, regardless of vaccination status; and strongly suggested for everyone throughout the entire library.

Winter Holidays: Books about holidays that take place during winter

 

Events

Check out the Events Page to see upcoming events!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Scavenger Hunt!

All ages

Join us for a fun winter-themed scavenger hunt around the library! Earn a penguin or snowflake sticker just for trying.

Snowflake Studio

December 13-30
Drop-in

All ages

Let it snow! Help us turn the Children’s Department into a Winter Wonderland by making a snowflake in our Snowflake Studio! We’ll provide everything you need (crayons, foldable snowflake templates, etc.).

Disguise A Snowman!

December 28-30
Drop-in

All ages (may need help from a grown-up)

Please help a snowman make it through the winter by disguising him or her from the sun to keep from melting! What disguise will you choose? A superhero, princess, or ninja? We’ll provide markers and crayons, and the disguised snowmen will be displayed in the library!

Winter Hat Craft

December 28-30
Drop-in

All ages

Create a toasty warm and colorful winter hat, complete with pom poms! One per child, while supplies last.

Make Your Own Robot Mask

December 28-30
Drop-in

All ages (may need help from a grown-up)

Our resident robot thought this craft would be a great idea! ! Cut, color, and decorate your very own unique mask. One per child, while supplies last.

Beaded Bracelet Craft

December 28-30
Drop-in

Ages 5+ (may need help from a grown-up)

Make a gorgeous beaded bracelet! We’ll provide a variety of beautiful beads, you provide the creativity! One per child, while supplies last.

Snowmen Scratch Art

December 28-30
Drop-in

Ages 5+

A rainbow of colors magically appears when you scratch a design into these festive snowmen! One per child, while supplies last.

Prehistoric Pencil Pals

December 28-30
Drop-in

Ages 5+

Color and cut out an adorable pencil topper – we’ll provide all the supplies, pencil included! One per child, while supplies last.


Reading Academy and Pre-K Academy Launchpads

We’ve added brand new Reading Academy and Pre-K Academy Launchpads to our collection! The Reading Academy Launchpads are specifically designed to help kids master verbal, reading, and writing skills, starting at any level. Each of the apps, stories, and videos help kids gain the knowledge they need to transition from learning-to-read to reading-to learn!

The Pre-K Academy Launchpads are designed to help preschool-aged children develop the skills they need to enter kindergarten. Check one out today!