Troy library hosts storytime with Santa

Published 5:53 pm Monday, December 2, 2013

Santa Claus is coming to the Troy Public Library to hear the wishes of all the good little boys and girls in town.

“It’s official. Santa said that he will be at the library on Thursday night, Dec. 12 for Stories With Santa,” said Teresa Colvin, TPL children’s librarian. “We are excited to have such an important guest at our library. So, we are encouraging all parents to mark their calendars now for that special night.”

Santa Claus will arrive at 6 p.m. and will stay at the library until every child has had an opportunity to whisper his or her Christmas wishes to him.

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“While the children wait for their visit with Santa, they will hear stories read and will be invited to make a holiday craft,” Colvin said. “Parents may bring their cameras to take photos with Santa and with our Cinderella carriage.”

Colvin said the carriage is actually a Christmas present to the children’s library.

“The carriage arrived just in time for Christmas and it would make a beautiful background for photos and maybe for those special Christmas cards,” she said.

Colvin said there is no better or more fun time for parents to read to or with their children than during the Christmas season.

“The excitement that surrounds the Christmas season makes reading even more fun,” she said. “It is a great time for parents and children to come together as a family to read. We have a large selection of Christmas books and books with holiday crafts that families can enjoy making together. And, we also have a large selection of Christmas movies for families to enjoy together.”

Colvin suggested that families with young children might want to make the reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” a Christmas Eve tradition.

“Sitting around the Christmas tree and reading this classic Christmas story creates special memories for the children and their parents,” she said.

The Troy Public Library is a great place to visit during the Christmas season.

“When children are out for the holidays, the library provides good ‘literary’ entertainment,” she said. “Often, because of the weather, children are stuck inside. Children should only do so much screen time and there’s nothing like curling up with a good book on a cold or rainy winter day. And, the Troy Pubic Library has books for all interests and for all seasons.”