Elves have been happily at work decorating the library the last few days. The tree is decorated and garland appears over the door. Christmas books are on display for busy moms and dads to run by and grab a few to read to the children over the holidays. We’re still in North Pole construction mode, but you’re welcome to visit and watch the interior become magical. If you need an amazing background for your family’s holiday photo, you can pose in front of the Christmas tree.

Though the exterior of the library isn’t covered with lights, we’re looking into getting an outdoor outlet. Then we can look as bright and colorful on the outside as well.

In the meantime, we have a number of holiday plans in the works this month. The library trustee’s will hold their annual Christmas meeting and meal to welcome their newest member, Stephanie Brown. She is filling the term of outgoing board trustee Sheilah Umphenour, who has been serving as co-chair. We are appreciative of Sheilah’s thoughtful input over the years, and wish her the best.

The following week we’ll hold our holiday jam and chili dinner during our Music on Main! Jam Session. Several kinds of chili will be served, and others attending are invited to bring a dish. The music will be cheerful and musicians and listeners will be smiling brightly.

While the winter break from school is going on, we’ll be having a number of School Break Storytimes. On Friday, Dec. 22, Wednesday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. 29 you can visit the library with your children to hear some fun stories with Miss Lia.

With all that’s going on, he library elves need a short break, too. We’ll be closed Saturday, Dec. 23 and Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25. We’ll also be closed on Saturday, Dec. 31 for New Year’s Eve. But first, we have the rest of the month of December to wow you with our Christmas spirit. Be sure to stop in so we can wish you a Wonderful Holiday!