Erskine resident Charles Bergen (left) with his older brother Brendon carry their gingerbread houses from the Stettler Public Library on Monday

Library’s gingerbread house workshop at full capacity

The Stettler Public Library was a riot of festive colours as children came out to make their own gingerbread houses.

The Stettler Public Library was a riot of festive colours as children came out to make their own gingerbread houses at the library’s workshop on Monday, Dec. 21.

There were 12 participants, which was the maximum number that the workshop could accommodate.

“The event went off well, given the program was full,” said library manager Mary Zazelenchuk. “We had all the supplies to get them going, but if they wanted to do something more personal, they would need to bring their own supplies.”

The library has been hosting an array of events throughout the Christmas break to keep the children engaged creatively.

“The grinch tree workshop with Kirsten Nugent was quite busy,” added Zazelenchuk. “Even Craftapalooza event at which young dancers from Danceology performed also received a lot of participants.”

According to Zazelenchuk, the library has been hosting a series of after school programs called Crafts before Christmas and even had a holiday movie marathon in the mix.

“My boys took their time to decorate their gingerbread houses, it took them just over an hour of creativity!” said Lucy Bergen, a resident of Erskine who had come with her sons to participate in the workshop. “It was their first time and they enjoyed the process thoroughly.”

This week the library will be hosting another week of activities for kids, such as ‘make your own soap’ and ‘food science’ among others.

All events will require preregistration and will be conducted by Maggie Orlick, who also supervised the summer program earlier this year.

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