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Festive Fun

Join us this Holiday Season for a variety of different programs.  
There's something for everyone!  
All programs are in the children's program room and no registration is required.

12 Days of Christmas Advent Book Bundles

Toddlers dancingDecember 28 - 11
Check out twelve holiday wrapped picture books from the library. These bundles can be opened, one book at a time, to be read to a child for the days leading up to Christmas. Each bundle will contain a variety of picture books, with at least one holiday book included. The bundles are not set by age or theme. Pick up at circulation desk. No registration required. *While supplies last and will be limited to one bundle per child.*

Letters to Santa

Toddlers dancingLetter Drop-off Deadline: December 7
"Letter to Santa" template sheets will be available in the children’s area of the library. Letters can be filled out and dropped in our Christmas mailbox that is also in the Children’s area. All letters must include a return address in order to receive a response from Santa’s postal elves.



Music and Movement

Toddlers dancingThursdays @ 10:00 a.m.
December 5 & 12

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join us for this fun program.  It will focus on music and the importance of interaction between a child and their caregiver, so come ready to dance, sing and play instruments.  1st Floor Program room, no registration required.


christmas Baby image Thursdays @ 10:45 a.m.
December 5 & 12
Welcome to 30 minutes of engaging activities specially formulated for you and your baby. Enjoy a tickle and some bouncing, lots of songs and some board books all about the holidays.



Toddler reading xmas bookMondays @ 10a.m.
December 6 & 13
Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers will enjoy stories, finger rhymes, and music all about the holiday season during this interactive 30 minute storytime.



Holiday kids reading booksWednesdays @ 10 a.m.
December 7 & 14

Join us December 7th for a special storytime with guest author Valerie McEvoy and illustrator Ruby Curtis-Cowen as they read 'The Gingerbread Mouse'.

Children ages 3 & up and their caregivers please join us for an interactive 30 minutes of holiday stories, action rhymes, songs and music!

Saturday Programs

Child doing holiday crafts

Saturday, December 3, 10 & 17 @ 10:30 a.m.
Holiday Crafting!
Get ready for the holiday season by creating Holiday greeting cards, ornaments and a variety of holiday crafts! 
Different crafts each week!
All Ages


Home School Hangout

Holiday cardsThursday, December 8 @ 10:30 a.m.
Holiday Cards and Geometric Snowman

Connect with other families and create holiday cards and a geometric snowman this season!

Ages 7-12