Well, it seems we’re in a bit of an overload when it comes to holiday observances. Festivus takes place tomorrow, Hanukkah starts on Saturday, Christmas is the following day, Kwazaa begins the day after that, and New Year’s is in about a week. As you ponder over whether we’ve missed any particular holidays, let’s look at news from South Plainfield Library:
First, the Library will be closed Saturday in observance of Christmas Eve, and on Sunday and Monday in observance of Christmas Day. Also, we’ll have shortened hours (9AM-12:30PM) on Saturday, Dec. 31st, in observance of New Year’s Eve, and be closed all day on Sunday (Jan. 1st) and Monday (Jan. 2nd) in observance of New Year’s Day.
Next week, since everyone will be busy with their respective holidays, we’ll have a reduced schedule of children’s programs next week. Our regular story programs will be cancelled, but they’ll be back the following week. In their place, we’ll be running special family movie presentations on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:15PM. Each will be presented free of charge, no pre-registration is required, and we promise not to run twenty minutes of ads and trailers before the movies. Please call us for specific title and content information on each movie.
Later on Wednesday afternoon, at 3:00, we’ll have a “Tween Time” program for kids age 9-12. They’ll be playing “Minute to Win It”. (Sorry, we can’t afford cash prizes.) It’s also free; no pre-registration is needed. On Thursday afternoon at 3:30, the LEGO Builders Club for kids age 7-12 will be meeting. We’ll supply the blocks and accessories; you don’t need to pre-register. Then, on Thursday evening at 6:30, we’ll have a New Year’s “Kidcraft” program for kids age 6 & over. Participants will be making a seasonal project, and we’ll supply the materials. There’s no charge, but you must pre-register. Finally, since the weather on the 17th was lousy, we’ve rescheduled the Life-Sized Board Games program for Friday, Dec. 30th, from 3:30-5PM. It’s for children age 9 & over, it’s free of charge, you don’t need to pre-register, and we won’t be playing Operation under sterile conditions. For more details, please call and ask for Miss Mija or Miss Audrey.
We have space for a few other items. First, we’d like to thank everyone who brought in gifts for the Angel Tree. The response was very generous and we appreciate your kindness.
Next, a seasonal advisory. So far, we’ve had a bit of very cold weather, and we can reasonably expect even more of it over the next couple of months. As a result, it costs a pretty fair amount to sufficiently heat our nice, nearly new, much larger building. So, we ask that you use our semi-automatic doors sparingly, and only if you really need them. We’d like to keep the heat indoors as much as possible.
Staying on the seasonal advisory theme, we may also expect some snowy and otherwise inclement weather over those same next couple of months. (Or, as history has shown, maybe even longer than that.) Be advised that, no matter what you’ve borrowed, getting it back to us is not worth taking a major risk. If the weather is bad, don’t worry about it. We’ll take the weather into account when it comes to due dates and returns.
That’s about all for this week. If you’d like more information, please call us at (908) 754-7885. You may also check our website at www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us, or you may look us up on Facebook at www.facebook.com/southplainfieldlibrary. Thanks very much for your attention, and we wish you a happy and safe Holiday season, whatever you’re choosing to celebrate.
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