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Winter Activities for the Kids

Anxious to get the kids out of the house this winter? Bring them to the library where we'll be offering lots of programs for the little ones! On Tuesday, December 27th kids ages 4-6 can enjoy our Explore with Kerri and Kim program. They'll join local teachers Kerri Ringel and Kim Bloomberg in exploring buildings through fact and fiction as well as hands-on activities. There is a 9:30 session and a 10:45 session. For this program, registration is required to ensure sufficient materials.

Come back on December 29th at 11:00 or 2:00 when magician Dennis DeBondt (left) - one of the funniest (and tallest) magicians around - returns to the library  While this program is designed for school age children, younger children may attend; children age 8 and up may attend independently. Registration is not required.

We will also be offering seasonal Family Storytime at 10:30 on both Wednesday the 28th and Friday the 30th. These programs are targeted towards 3 -6 year olds. We'd love to see the grandparents, other relatives and special friends at these storytimes!

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Holiday Hours

The library's hours will adjust as follows over the holidays:

Saturday, December 24th: Library closes at 1:00
Sunday, December 25th: Library is closed
Monday December 26th: Library is closed

Saturday, December 31st: Library closes at 1:00
Sunday, January 1st: Library is closed
Monday, January 2nd: Library is closed

Please plan your checkouts and holds accordingly!

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Winter Reading Club

December means lots of things: snow is finally in the forecast, holidays and vacations are just ahead and, most importantly, our Winter Reading Club is returning. You can sign up for Winter Reading Club beginning Saturday, December 17 as we kick off the club with our traditional cider and doughnuts. This winter we'll be reading only the best...in fact the theme of this winter's club is The Best of Everything! We’ll have sign-up prizes, weekly prizes, and prizes when you finish the program. Also on hand will be lots of “Best of…” booklists to satisfy every reader. If you can't make our kick-off party you can stop by the Reader's Services desk anytime to sign up. Beat the cold with all the best books!

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Getting Personal Through Fiction and Non-Fiction

Join us on Thursday, December 15th when area authors and popular teachers Bob Boone and John O'Connor will be Getting Personal Through Fiction and Non-Fiction. They will read from their latest books and discuss the relationship between the author and the real world.  Learn more about successful educational practices from the teacher’s perspective. Copies of Boone’s Forest High Short Stories and O’Connor’s This Time It’s Personal will be available for sale.

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Holiday Card Shop

The holidays are right around the corner so make sure to bring the kids to our next Holiday Card Shop! They can drop in anytime between 11am and 2pm on Saturday, December 10 and create a seasonal card for their loved ones. We provide the materials and they provide the imagination!

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