By Jan Pease
On December 12, the library welcomed a very special guest. Children were enthralled as Santa read them a story and told them that he wanted them to spend as much time reading as they spend watching tv or playing video games. He read the story Santa and the Three Bears and told and sang Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Parents have posted many adorable pictures of their children after the event, and I put a few cute ones on the library Facebook page. I lost count at about 80 people – kids of all ages and their parents.
We enjoyed the last Toddler Time, Friday Story Time, and Saturday Story Time. It’s time now for a break over the holidays and during what are usually the coldest days of winter. Back in the day, these weeks were also when chickenpox would spread like wildfire through story hour children. We still try to keep from spreading influenza and colds. Wonderful volunteers actually wash our rhythm instruments to keep germs to a minimum.
We’ll start the New Year with our Saturday Story time on the 11th of January with a visit from author/illustrator Nancy Carlson. She is the well-known and loved author of many picture books. She will be our guest at the Once Upon a Time Story Time thanks to Minnesota Legacy funding. Our regular programming will continue from January 14th through May 10.
Thanks again to the parents who made our Santa event such a success. See you at the library!