Story time with Santa to be held at TPL

Published 3:46 am Thursday, December 4, 2014

Santa Claus is coming back to Troy and all good little boys and girls, ages through 11, are invited to visit him at Troy Public Library Tuesday, Dec. 9 when the library hosts “Christmas Stories with Santa” at 6 p.m.
Teresa Colvin, TPL children’s librarian, talked with Santa when he was in Troy for the Christmas parade and invited him to come to “Christmas Stories with Santa.”
“Santa said he always makes time to visit libraries because he enjoys reading so much,” Colvin said. “Santa’s favorite Christmas book is ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ by Clement C. Moore so he was excited to know that’s one of the books that we’ll be reading Tuesday night.
“But that won’t be the only Christmas story we’ll read. We have lots of Christmas books about bears, little angels, puppies, snowmen and trips to grandma’s house. Just all kinds of things that children will enjoy hearing about while they wait their turn with Santa.”
Also, while the children wait their turns to make their Christmas wishes known to Santa, they will have opportunities to make different Christmastime crafts.
“The children can make a keepsake ornament for their Christmas tree or to give as a gift,” Colvin said. “They can also make bookmarks, and we have Christmas pictures to color and cut. There will be a lot of fun things to do at “Christmas Stories with Santa.”
Colvin said an area has been set up for taking photographs and parents are encouraged to bring their cameras and take photographs of this special time with their children.
“Christmas is such a special time and we hope ‘Christmas Stories with Santa’ will make cherished memories that will last a lifetime,” Colvin said.
Parents are encouraged to take a few minutes and browse through the display of children’s Christmas books.
“We have a large number of Christmas books for children that may be checked out and enjoyed during the holidays,” Colvin said. “We have Christmas song books for children with pictures and the notes to be sung. And, we have books with games to play and crafts that can be made at home.
“While the children are out of school for the holidays it is a good time for parents to read to their children or with their children. Reading together makes Christmas more special and more meaningful for the entire family. So, we encourage parents to make the Troy Public Library a Christmas destination this year.”
The event is free and will be held at Troy Public Library Tuesday, Dec. 9 starting at 6 p.m.

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