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December library programs explore the wonders of winter

By Staff | Nov 25, 2009

In celebration of the upcoming holiday season, the Captiva Memorial Library will be hosting two special, family-friendly programs featuring lots of stories and wonderfully wintry themes.

First up on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m., is “Winter Wonderland,” where attendees can enjoy stories, poems and songs that are all about winter.

In addition, guests will get to make their own snowmen to take with them.

“On Dec. 5 we’re going to have a ‘Winter Wonderland.’ We’re going to read some snow stories, including ‘The Snowman Pop-up Book’ and other books like ‘Danny’s First Snow.’ I’ve got a mixture of books that will appeal to children in pre-school and on up through elementary,” said library associate Naomi Pastor.

After the reading portion of the event, attendees will get to make a special craft while they listen to songs about the holidays and, of course, snow!

“They’ll get to make a snowman out of paper plates,” Pastor said.

On Saturday, Dec. 19, at 3 p.m., the library will host “Happy December Holidays!” where guests will hear holiday stories and songs as they make hug cards.

“This one will cover all the December holidays – Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and of course, Christmas,” Pastor said, listing holiday Hanukkah tales about latkes “Dream Snow” by Eric Carle as some of the stories attendees will here.

“We celebrate diversity here at the library,” Pastor said.

After the holiday stories, Pastor said the children will get to listen and sing a long to holiday music and make “hug cards” – a greeting card that represents a child with arms that open wide to reveal a special saying inside the card.

For more information about a program or to register, please call the 472-2133.

“They’re welcome to register, but we’re not overbooked, so just come on out!” Pastor said.

The Captiva Memorial Library is located at 11560 Chapin Lane.