By Jan Pease
It’s time for the last children’s programs of 2013. When I look at the calendar, I know it’s true, but I’m having difficulty believing it. There will be story time on November 29th for anyone who isn’t out shopping for bargains. Sometimes we have a large group on the Friday after Thanksgiving, and sometimes it’s a tiny group. But we will still have fun.
December is crazy busy for most of us, and the library is no exception.
December 4, 5, & 6 are regular Toddler Time, Bedtime Story, and Preschool Story Time. We’ll share one of the new Christmas books that just arrived. On December 9, I’ll visit the ECFE Santa time with a stack of Christmas books. I’m available to read to children, but it’s even more fun when moms or dads read to their little ones. On December 10th Darcy Cole will be at the library for Fun with 4-H, from 3-4:30.
December 12 at 3:00 p.m. is our Beginner Book Club. We will talk about the book, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and watch part of the movie that was based on Barbara Robinson’s book. Several of the children in book club are in the play of the same title that will be presented at the Opera House on Dec. 14 and 15.
In the evening on December 12, Santa will come here to the library. He will come at 6:00 and stay until 7:30. Santa promised that he would read a story, sing a song or two, and be available for pictures. An easy craft and cookies will be available in the meeting room.
December 13 at Preschool Story Time, we will read The House that Santa Built, by Dianne de Las Casas. This rollicking book will be the perfect last book for Preschool Story Time.
Once Upon a Time Story Time, our new preschool story hour, happens on the 2nd Saturday of each month. On Saturday, December 14, at 10:00, The Gingerbread Boy will be featured.
On December 19th, the Intermediate Book Club, “Get Caught Reading,” will meet and discuss books that they like. Since some avid readers attend this book club, it could get interesting.
January programs will start with a shazam! Nancy Carlson, a well-known and well-loved children’s author and illustrator, will visit the library on January 11th at 10:00. All ages are invited to meet Ms. Carlson, who has visited Litchfield before.
Mark your calendars! Start your engines! Synchronize your watches and
e-readers! Celebrate the holidays at the library!