THIS year’s Christmas Open House at YOUR Rowan County Public Library is Monday evening, December 12, at 6 p.m. Be sure to register and complete a ticket for the door prize drawings as you arrive. Drawings will be held for several prizes for both adults and children. Enjoy a large variety of finger foods and desserts while you listen to the beautiful holiday music performed by the Morehead Mountain Strings Dulcimer Group. Santa plans to stop by the Children’s Area for a photo with the children and to hear what they want him to put under their tree. And, Miss Sandy has a craft for them to complete, too. We look forward to sharing this evening with you.
THAT our “Drop Your Drawers at the Library” campaign is in full swing and will continue through December 31 is the second thing I want to share with you. YOUR Rowan County Public Library has joined public library systems throughout Kentucky for a statewide drive to collect underwear for our local school system’s Family Resource Centers (Tilden Hogge, Rodburn, McBrayer, and Clearfield Elementary). Once we learned about the need for new underwear for our boys and girls, sizes 4-16, we decided to ask all you generous folks in Rowan County to pitch in and help. Literally, you are invited to pitch your packages of underwear into the bin. If you prefer, we’ll even accept a financial donation and shop for the underwear ourselves. And, we’ll take your picture and give you a “I Dropped My Drawers at the Library” sticker, too!
OTHER Library happenings before Christmas are: (1) this year’s Winter Reading Program kick-off event on Saturday, December 17, at 1 p.m. Get ready to travel around the world when you register for “Book a Trip.” For ages 12 and under, “Book a Trip” activities and reading will conclude with a program finale on March 4. (2) “Creative Coloring & Coffee” on Tuesday, December 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Stop in for coffee and some coloring fun—coffee and supplies provided.
HOOPLA is coming to YOUR RCPL. Get ready!
~ Helen Williams
Art by Dawn Sargent