December thirty-first we will turn the page on our calendars and welcome in the new year of 2011.
But, before we do let's go back and say good-bye to the months of 2010. Good-bye to January's snow and frost. Good-bye to February and its valentine hearts. Good-bye to March winds and April rains and good-bye to May's daisy chains.
Good-bye to June with the woods all green. Good-bye to July with its star spangled sky. Good-bye to August all hot and lazy and September school bells ringing.
Farewell to October with colors we'll always remember, and the pumpkin pies in the month of November. And last but not least, good-bye to December that brings us cheer and helps us remember all the wonderful happenings of this past year.
The last week of December the library has invited children help us end the old year and ring in the New Year with a make it and take it craft on Monday through Thursday from 1 p.m. -- 3 p.m.
There will be magic painting (something I used to love to do when I was a child), create a cool, dazzling, sparkling snowman, a couple of origami projects, 3D snowflakes, and more. All ages are welcome.
All youth are invited to the Pre New Year's Day party at the library on Friday, Dec. 31 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a New Year's craft, games, and fun. All ages are welcome. Pre-schoolers need to be accompanies by a responsible adult.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the following events at the library.
The After School Bunch will meet Tuesday, Jan. 4 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. A puppet show will be the main attraction put on by two older students. Come hear how the Three Billy Goats Gruff outsmarted the Troll.
Terrific Toddlers will meet Saturday, Jan. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers ages 1-3 year olds need to be accompanied by an adult.
Pre-schoolers, ages 3-5 year olds, will have story time every Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. There will be stories, songs, and crafts. This group will also be starting to explore the use of instruments to help tell a story. See you then.
The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 17.
Youth in Action will be at 3:45 p.m. -- 4:45 p.m. This program is geared for older students who are in 5th and 6th grade. It will begin at 3:45 p.m. and go until 4:45 p.m. Be prepared to play some special card games and boards games. Hope to see you then.
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!
See you next year.