Winter is right around the corner and library staff-members are busy making sure everything is decorated and displayed for the holidays. This year has been so different from years past because of the pandemic. We have made the necessary changes and improvements for the safety of our staff and patrons.

Because of the pandemic, we did not get to host our annual trick-or-treat at
the library back in October. The staff made the hard decision that based on
numbers from years past; it was just too much of a risk to host it, for both
our community members and staff’s sake.

The staff also decided that hosting our annual Breakfast with Santa program was too much of a risk since the number of positive cases in our area are continually rising. We felt that we could not just have nothing for the kids this year, and so our Virtual personalized video from Santa program emerged. We have had to make the decision of limiting our sign up to the first 50 children registered because we do not want to wear Santa out before his big night! The staff-members are so excited that we are able to have a virtual program for those signed up.

In adult programing news, we are looking to add more programs in the day and evening. Library staff will be asking patrons to fill out a survey to see when the best time of day/evening works for them. We are going to try to schedule some neat crafts/activities starting in the New Year. I personally hope to bring new creative ideas for programs and events we host.

As always, we hope you and your loved ones stay healthy and we hope to see you soon. Best Wishes and Happy Holidays!

-Sarah Bush

Cataloger, Community Relations, and Adult Program Coordinator