And his name is….

ShelfelfStarting December 1st, our new friend Cocoa will be taking up his post as our Elf on the Library Shelf!  He’ll be camping out in a new spot each day, so make sure you visit the library to see what he’s been up to each night. Don’t worry, if you can’t make it in, we’ll be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page to keep you in the loop. He’s promised to be good, but we’ve heard these busy friends can get up to some mischief.

Welcome, Cocoa!

Christmas Craft Night at the Library

This is always a busy time of year, so we like to get our young ones into the library to make all sorts of fun crafts for the holidays. Next week, we’re having our annual Christmas Craft Night for kids aged 6 – 11. There will be crafts, treats, and games. What more could anyone ask for?

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  Registration is full now, so we can’t accept any more crafters, but don’t worry….there will be plenty more craft nights in the New Year! Watch for our 2015 newsletter going out in December to keep up on everything that’s happening at the library!

Elf on the Library Shelf

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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!

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas….

The library is open this morning from 9am until noon. You can drop in to get a few books, check your email or select some movies for the week. And while we won’t be open this afternoon for regular hours, it’s kind of special having morning hours on a Tuesday!

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See you all on Friday!

Thank you!

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.

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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!)

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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.

Thank you,

Janet, Meriah, Shirley, Heidi, Judi and Sheila

Christmas Craft Night was a hit!

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.

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We made Christmas Cards, which were decorated with glitter and sparkly jewel stickers.  Each one turned out differently….and even the insides were creative!

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We also put together some 3D snowflakes, which were simple enough to decorate.  The kids loved them!

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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!).