NEWTON —Join in the holiday fun and excitement at the Gale Library, Newton! Listen to some special favorite holiday tales and make Holiday decorations, ornaments, cards, and crafts during the month of December.

On Mon., December 4 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a workshop of Holiday Crafts to try your hand at making for your home or a special someone, several Glittery Tree ornaments to a Sparkling Luminary Jar or Snowman. All materials will be supplied but if you have a favorite ribbon or decorating theme, feel free to bring them.

On Early Release day, Wed., December 6 at 2:00 p.m. there will be a Holiday Video. Bring a friend to watch this new, fun movie. Snacks will be provided. You can bring your own drink.

Register for the Cookie Swap and Decorating Nite on Mon., December 11 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your homemade goodies and go home with a festive variety. Cookie baking done! Cookies, frosting, and decorating candies will be provided for you to decorate your own to eat. Please call 603-382-4691 or drop in to register to ensure we have adequate supplies. You may also bring any other special additions you would like to make your cookies extra special.

Drop-In Holiday Craft on Sat., December 9. Drop in anytime until noon in the Children’s Room to make an easy, quick craft.

Need a gift? Come to the library, check out 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 your family and friends. Baskets will be raffled on Fri., December 15 at 1:00 p.m. Buy your tickets now, $1.00 each or six for $5.00.

Storyhours on Tuesdays each week at 10:00 a.m. will highlight more of our favorite holiday stories, crafts and songs. Come decorate our tree, make ornaments, Santas, and reindeer, and enjoy a party with games and goodies. Storyhour Holiday party will be held Tues., December 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Drop in any time to make your own Holiday Greeting Card from the 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. Our local Food Pantry will be well stocked and able to help many during the holidays thanks to your generosity.



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