Library Column for December 1, 2023

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It is December which means we have one month left in the year. Be sure and make time each day to slow down and enjoy reading. December tends to be a very busy month and lots of people get overwhelmed and/or depressed. Taking time each day to read something enjoyable can help combat those feelings. Stop by the library and we can help you pick out something to read.

Holiday movies and books are on display and available for checkout. Movies loan out for a week at a time and most books are four weeks, but you are always welcome to bring them back sooner and pick something else. Lots of authors write Christmas fiction, stop by and see if your favorite author has a holiday title. And be sure and check out the children’s holiday titles, so many fun titles to choose from including classics like The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas by Russell Hoban and The Christmas Tree Ship by Jeanette Winter. And be sure and share the book before watching the movie The Grinch Who Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss or The Polar Express by Chris VanAllsburg.

It is time for our reminder to not put AV material in the outside drop if it is going to be below zero. It is hard on the plastics and materials break. We don’t charge for late items, so please keep AV material until you can bring it into the library or the weather is warmer. You can also call or email to renew.

The library has cross country skis to loan! Like our snowshoes they will be one week loans. We have six sizes of skis, with twelve sizes of boots and nine sizes of poles available for kids to adults. Twenty patrons will be able to borrow skis at a time. We will begin checking them out once there is enough snow to ski on. Both skis and snowshoes need to be reserved at least a day in advance as they will be stored in a shed, and we will be entering the shed once a day before we open the library. Call (or stop by) if you have questions and we’ll be glad to help. We are very excited to be able to offer skis to the community to encourage outdoor time in the winter. Thank you so much for assistance from the Knudson Foundation to be able to purchase these skis to loan. And thanks to the Polar Polers for picking up the skis from Duluth and making sure they are ready to go.

Don’t forget to stop by and look at the amazing quilts created by the Northern Lights Quilter’s Guild. The new takeout craft project is available beginning Monday and new libratory bags for elementary students are now available. Storytime will continue with holiday stories for two more weeks until Thursday, December 14th at 10:30 am. We’ll then take a two-week break and return on Thursday, January 4th.

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