Yes, we’re lucky enough to have an Elf on the Library Shelf this year! But he needs a name before he’ll begin his duties. Starting today, you can drop by the library to fill out your name idea. And then keep your eyes on our Facebook page for crazy fun in December!
Yesterday was our annual Volunteer Christmas Luncheon, and we had a wonderful time! Each year, we like to say a BIG thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who help us keep the library running smoothly. And our amazing Library Board was also on hand to help us say one last goodbye to Janet and welcome Meriah into the library fold.
This year, we had our lunch at Ballygiblin’s Restaurant, and it was delicious fare, as usual. (Sorry for the dark photos….there was plenty of mood lighting!)
After our wonderful meal, the Board presented Janet with a lovely photo collage and a special gift to keep her in wool for all her knitting needs. It was a great visit with everyone, and although it was the end of an era, we’re all looking ahead to 2014. Thank you to our fabulous volunteers: Anne, Beth, Bev, Glenwyn, Jean, & Rexann. And another thank you to our wonderful board members for joining us: Rob, Bernard, Mike, Robin, Laura, Tim & Gloria.
Janet, Meriah, Shirley, Heidi, Judi and Sheila
We had a room full of young crafters, ready to start celebrating the holiday season! And with the snowfall that loomed in the overnight forecast, they were excited.
We made Christmas Cards, which were decorated with glitter and sparkly jewel stickers. Each one turned out differently….and even the insides were creative!
We also put together some 3D snowflakes, which were simple enough to decorate. The kids loved them!
While everyone went home on a bit of a sugar high, at least it was a snow day the next morning and they could sleep in. It was a fun night and we can’t wait until the next one (not the snowstorm, but the next craft night!).
We’re heading into the holiday season, so to get all our young crafters in the spirit, we’re hosting our Christmas Craft Night this evening! It’s always so popular, and we’ve had full registration for weeks. I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!
We’re going to be creating our own fancy Christmas cards, using the sparkly little reindeer we cut out using our new Cricut machine, donated by the wonderful Victoria at Scraptease. I’m sure our creative kids will figure out their own versions of the cards, and surprise someone special with their designs.
And after, we’ll decorate and sparkle up some nifty 3D snowflakes! These are gorgeous and they can hang them on their trees at Christmas. (I’m sure there will be a purple or black one in the mix once they’re finished!)
If you hear lots of giggles tonight while you’re in the library, don’t be afraid to take a peek through the window. We’re celebrating Merry!