Giving Tree will stay up until Dec. 17

Christmas is almost here and that means that the programs at the Stettler Public Library will be wrapping up for 2009 and getting ready for their reappearance in 2010.

Christmas is almost here and that means that the programs at the Stettler Public Library will be wrapping up for 2009 and getting ready for their reappearance in 2010. So I am going to do a quick run through of the breaks and start-ups for the Stettler Public Library.

Teen Night and Teen Book Club’s last night for 2009 is tonight (Dec. 16). Each program starts at 6 p.m. with Teen Book Club ending at 7 p.m. and Teen Night finishing at 8 p.m. These two programs will then take a Christmas break and will return Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m.

Storytime’s last Saturday morning before Christmas is Saturday, Dec. 19 at 11:15 a.m. After a two-week Christmas hiatus, Storytime will return on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 11:15 a.m. It is truly amazing that the end of 2009 is just around the corner.

Rhyming Kids’ last session for 2009 will be Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m. Alicia and Rhyming Kids will be returning on Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Bedtime Stories is taking a break for the holidays and will return on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. That night come dressed in your pajamas and cuddling your favourite teddy bear and we will lull you to sleep with some great bedtime stories.

Also returning on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. is Readers Circle. Join us for a cup of tea and rousing conversation as we each talk about our favourite books of 2009.

This week is your last week to contribute to our Giving Tree. Gifts for all children are gratefully appreciated but the Stettler Christmas Hamper Society is short of gifts for young people ages 12 to 18, especially boys. We will accept gifts until Dec. 17. We will be delivering them to the FCSS on Friday, Dec. 18. If you miss our Giving Tree, all donations will be accepted at the FCSS until Dec. 18.

The Stettler Public Library will be closing at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24 and will reopen on Monday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. We will then be closing on New Year’s Eve at 3 p.m. and will reopen on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 10:00 a.m.

Family Literacy Day is Jan. 27 and the Stettler Public Library and Stettler Family Literacy want you to get caught reading. With Christmas time quickly approaching and time spent with family, we want you to take a picture of the family doing literacy activities such as playing board games, making a recipe or just reading together. In January, we will announce the rules for the get caught reading contest. We hope to see some great pictures.

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