Do you have family traditions you like to do for the holidays? I remember making and decorating cut out cookies, decorating the Christmas tree, singing holiday songs like "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and church hymns, and going caroling. What wonderful memories!
The library has a tradition that started a couple of years ago. We have a special elf from the North Pole that comes to the library. His job is to report back to the North Pole each night to report to Santa as to who's been naughty and who's been nice. But before he can do his job, the children have to give him a name. This year our shelf elf's name is Oodle Foodle Tractor, Oodle for short. The boys and girls have had fun finding him in various places in the children's department. Oodle told me that he has only good reports that he has shared with Santa. Way to go boys and girls!
Thursday, December 13 Mrs. Claus visited the library. Eleven people came to listen to Mrs. Claus read several stories. Then the children enjoyed dancing silly to Jim Gill's "Silly Dance Contest" song. They also made Rudolph from a large candy cane, a small red pom pom, a pipe cleaner and two wiggly eyes. Thank you Mrs.Claus for coming to the Cherokee Public Library.
Because Christmas and New Years Day falls on a Tuesday this year we will have preschool story time on Friday, December 28 from 10:30 - 11 a.m. and Friday, January 4. We will listen to stories, sing songs, and do a craft.
Kindergarten - 6th grade students here's a special program you won't want to miss! Lisa Laird and her puppet friends are back. They will amaze you with stories, magic, and fascinating facts about St. Nicholas and other traditions of the season. Students need to ride the IC bus to the library. Lisa will present her program at the library in the story time room upstairs on Thursday, December 20 from 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. She will have prizes for all who can come. All ages are welcome. Hope to see you then.
Our December library programs will be during the Christmas break. Wednesday, December 26 and Friday, December 28 from 2 - 3 p.m. we will make some cool snowflakes, make fancy pictures using a German paper cutting technique, make a journal for 2013, and make masks for the New Year. Thursday, December 28 from 2- 3 p.m. come join us at the library and learn how to play a new, fast paced, and exciting game, BUNCO, that is sweeping the nation. Another game that will be available to play is "Spoons." We will also have board games and card games for those who like a little quieter game. Bring your family and friends and come see what all the excitement is about.
Have a Merry Christmas and make wonderful memories with your family traditions.