By Sue Mears,, Children's Librarian
Carriage Towne News
---- — NEWTON — Holiday Crafts for Kids begins with Natural Decorations for our Town Tree. Drop in to make Christmas Tree Ornaments at the Library on Mon., December 3, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. These environmentally-friendly ornaments can be placed on the Newton Town Tree at the Historical Society’s Christmas Tree Lighting on Sun., December 9 at 5:00 p.m. Get in the Spirit of the Season with Christmas music, treats, and good friends and neighbors.
Make Holiday Tree or Present Decorations on Saturdays, December 8 and 15, at 11:00 a.m. There will be a different decoration each time! Sign up early by coming in or calling 382-4691.
Need a gift? Come to the library, browse through all the great gift baskets and take chances on the Friends of the Library Basket Raffle. There are many beautiful baskets to choose from, filled with great gifts for each member of the family, friends or animal friends. Baskets will be raffled on Fri., December 21. Buy your tickets now, $1.00 each or six for $5.00.
Come enjoy great Christmas Movies at the library on Early Release Day – December 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday Storyhours at 10:00 a.m. will highlight more of our favorite holiday stories, crafts and songs. Jasmine, our READ dog, will make a holiday visit on Tues, December 11. She’ll watch us decorate cookies, too.Come decorate the tree, cookies, make ornaments, candle holders, and reindeer food, and enjoy a party with games and goodies. Storyhour Christmas party will be held Tues., December 18 at 10:00 a.m.
Drop in any time to make your own Holiday Greeting Card from the array of materials in the Children’s Room. Stickers, stamps, old cards, markers, and lots of imagination can create a very special card for Mom, Dad, or Grandparents.
Our Christmas Candy Contest is ready for your best guess. Make the closest guess of the number of candies in our Christmas Tree and you can be the winner of them all. Yummy!
Make someone’s holiday happier. The Angel Tree is filled with children’s Christmas wishes. Come pick an angel tag off the Tree at the Library. Purchase a gift for that child, wrap it, and return it to the library so it can be distributed to a happy Newton child.
Many thanks for a successful food drive to all those patrons who paid their fines with food during Fine Free Month. Our local Food Pantry will be able to help many during the holidays, thanks to your generosity.