Wellington Public Library update for December

The staff of the Wellington Public Library enjoys the holiday season because we have many Christmas and holiday books for children, holiday cookbooks, craft books and books of holiday stories.

For those of you who like to do crafts we have many books full of holiday ideas: “Gooseberry Patch Christmas All Through the House,” “Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas” by Susan Waggoner, “Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts: 225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations,” “Southern Living Big Book of Christmas,” “Holiday Knits” by Sara Lucas, and “Ultimate Cardmaking” by Sarah Beaman.

To help with your holiday entertaining we have many cookbooks with seasonal menus and special food ideas. Some of our cookbook titles include: “Holiday Crafting and Baking with Kids” by Jessica Strand, “Holiday Baking, New and Traditional Recipes for Wintertime Holidays” by Sara Perry, “Cookie Craft Christmas” by Valerie Peterson, “The Cookie Party Cookbook” by Robin L. Olson and “Pillsbury Holiday Baking: Treats Filled with Cheer for a Magical Time of the Year.”

By Gene Ann Trant, Director

We really enjoy the children’s holiday books. Here are some new titles and some of our favorites from past years: “The Hanukkah Hop” by Erica Silverman, “Olivia Helps with Christmas” by Ian Falconer, “My Two Holidays: a Hanukkah and Christmas Story” by Danielle Novack and Phyllis Harris, “Home for Christmas” by Jan Brett, “Eight Winter Nights: a Family Hanukkah Book” by Laura Krauss Melmed and Elisabeth Schlossberg, “It’s Christmas, David!” by David Shannon, “A Very Marley Christmas” by John Grogan, “Clopper the Christmas Donkey” by Emily King and “A Christmas Tree for Pyn” by Olivier Dunrea.

These are just a few of the books we have for the holidays. When you need a good Christmas story or a holiday cooking or craft idea come to the Wellington Public Library and checkout our collection.

We will again have the “Forgiveness of Fines for the Gift of Food” program at the library through Dec. 14. For each nonperishable food item donated your library overdue fines are reduced by $1. The maximum fine reduction is $20. This is for fines only and not for charges for lost or damaged library materials or as a credit for future fines. Food donations will be given to the Wellington Food Bank.

I am excited to announce that coming soon to the Wellington Public Library catalog will be downloadable audio books. Watch for more information on OneClick, a program to download audio books directly from our catalog to your portable players and devices.

The December preschool story and craft times are Tuesdays, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. Bring your preschooler and join in the holiday fun.

The January meeting of the Wellington Library book group will be at 7 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2012. We will be discussing “Strangers on a Train” by Patricia Highsmith. If you would like to read the book and join us for the discussion, call the library and we will get a copy for you.

The library will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26 for the holidays.

From the staff of the Wellington Public Library, Happy Holidays!!

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