‘Tis the season...for a good book!
HOLIDAY COUNT CONTEST
Guess how many holiday items are in the jar from December 1st until December 31st.Ages 4
12. Winner will take home an assortment of five paperback books.
MOVIE NIGHT — ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
Holiday movie night at the library will be Monday, December 17th from 7:00
9:00pmfor ages 4
12. Holiday treats for the first 75 children. Snacks to be provided. .
CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS
We will be offering handmade ornaments that children ages 3
12 can decorate and placeon the library’s Christmas tree from December 1st until December 24th.
This information and more can be found on the children’s room blog at
mail questions to Brenda or Dave at email@example.com, or call 304
4587 ext. 20.
3100 Emerson Ave.
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What’s next for the Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library?
Finding the right holiday
themed book for your family
A new recipe from Ina Garten
Beginner courses in the library’s eBooks
Staff Spotlight — Brenda
How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm
Young Readers events
Don’t forget — the library will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Monday, De-cember 24th and Tuesday, December 25th. We’ll also be closed Tuesday, January 1stto celebrate the start of the new year.
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On behalf of the Library Board, Staff and Friends of the Parkersburg and WoodCounty Public Library, we want to thank youfor your support on Election Day.
We will be working hard to continueserving everyone in Wood County with li- braries that are comfortable and accessible .The Library Board will begin taking the nextsteps in the construction process as soon as possible. We think these new projects andimprovements will increase your enjoymentof reading, stimulate your imagination, andfulfill your library needs. Our goal is an even better experience for our patrons, and we willkeep you posted on our progress.
Photo courtesy Parkersburg News & Sentinel.
By Matt Emrick
'Twas the night before Christ-mas, and the children can’t sleep. Santawill arrive soon and they’re too excitedto sleep. To bring the family together and help the children dream of sugar plum fairies and of the presents tocome, why not read some books to-gether for some family fun? There aremany books at the library to choosefrom to read on a regular basis, but this holiday sea-son your family will surelyenjoy a seasonal treat.
What would hap- pen if Santa fell to Earth?Would he be able to deliv-er the presents and help keep the little boys and girls happy? In CorneliaFunke's heartwarming story
When San-ta Fell to Earth
, Twinklestar, the leastreliable of Santa's reindeer, is scared by a storm and causes Santa to crashland. Santa, of course, is stuck in aneighborhood with worry of the ruth-less new leader of the Council of Yuleland, who is determined to put anend to Christmas wishes. With thehelpof the delightful children Charlotteand Ben, Santa will face his nemesisand hopefully save Christmas. Childrenwill be fascinated and want to knowwhat happens and will be so excited tolearn more.
In 2002, Caralyn Buehner au-thored a fun
filled book called
, for ages four and up. This storyis that of a snowman that has been builtwith the perfect tree branch arms and a perfect grin, but a mischie-vous secret. This amusingstory tells of snowmen play-ing games at night when noone is watching. Whilereading this storybook, fam-ilies can discuss what theythink the snowman will do next, or whatthey feel their own snowman would doif it were to come to life.
Each of these fun
loving storiesis filled with magic, hope, love and theChristmas spirit. They are perfect talesto read with the family during the holi-day season. The Parkersburg & WoodCounty Public Library and all of its branches have titles like these in vari-ous holiday
themed book displays intheir Young Readers sections.
Each of these fun
loving stories is filled withmagic, hope, love and the Christmas spirit.
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