Christmas is the time for giving and receiving. Squeaker was so happy for Cooper when his good friend, Madalyn, brought him Mr. Grinch at storytime. Cooper and Madalyn met at storytime, and now they always sit together during the books, movies, and craft times on Thursday mornings. Squeaker tells me that they are really good listeners and like the funny parts the best. Storytime is a great place to make new friends and have fun.
Thanks to Madalyn and Cooper for comming every week to see Squeaker and enjoy storytime together.
It's time to make candy! We had a great group of teens in our library recently who turned out to be great candy makers, and they made lots and lots of candy. It's really as simple as melting some almond bark and chocolate, and start dipping. So, get a candy making book at your library, and make some candy with friends and family this holiday season.
The Christmas Season always brings back nostalgic memories from my childhood past in Greece. Christmas then was not all about Santa Claus and presents under the tree. It was about celebrating our Christmas traditions with our family.
As the holidays approach and the great shop-a-thon begins, my husband and I start to have that dreaded talk...what to give for Christmas. When it comes to the kids in our lives, I know that this is a dilemma that many of you go through too.
Fun was had by all at Ms. Dennise’s puppet theater this week! Our last showing of the Christmas puppet show will be Saturday Dec. 18 during our 11 AM Family Time program. Don’t forget, storytimes are on break starting Monday Dec. 20th and will return in January! See you then!
Each year before Armistice Day, the North Platte art students work on patriotic drawings. The school has a special event for Veterans Day, and invites area veterans to the school to be recoginzed. People who come to the event can see the art on display.
A BIG thank you to Cedar Creek Elementary School. They joined us on Dec.16th with Christmas Carols and cheer as a thank you gift for our classroom participation at their school. Thanks again Cedar Creek!
Santa made a surprise appearance at the North Oak Branch. Children, both young and old, enjoyed a story, a craft, and a chance to sit on Santa's lap! Jim "Two Crows" Wallen, aka Santa presented A Visit with Santa on December 16th at 10:30 AM. He was a hit as he told the story of how Santa got his reindeer. He helped the children with their crafts, and talked with everyone until show time.
We had our semi-annual Teen Programmers workshop today, entitled "Creativity in Action". Let me tell you, we are a seriously crafty group. If you are one of the teens who looks forward to our regularly scheduled programs, you should start getting excited NOW! I had the pleasure to learn a variety of skills today from some really talented people. What did you learn?!, you may be asking. Well...