Library Greeting: Some light reading to make it through Christmas break

  • Library Greeting: Some light reading to make it through Christmas break
    Library Greeting: Some light reading to make it through Christmas break

Covid-19 can’t cancel our Christmas spirit! The library will not be having our normal Christmas program this year. Instead, we will being doing “Snowman Stash and Dash”.

On Monday and Tuesday December 21 and 22, we will be giving away goodies and a new book to the first 50 children ages four to 12, who come to the library. The children will be able to pick out the book they want and then they will receive a Christmas stocking with goodies inside.

Our staff has created three special Christmas frames for your little one to have their picture taken by our new Christmas decorations, so be sure and bring your phone or camera with you. Masks are not required by we do encourage you to wear one while visiting the library.

With a lot of people staying home this Christmas, you might want to check out some of our Christmas books. We have a display across from the checkout station for your convenience. Here are just a few of them.

The problems fracturing the Goss family as Christmas approaches are hardly unique, though perhaps they are handling them a little differently than most people might. Then, a true emergency arises, one with the potential to not only ruin Christmas, but everything holding the family together.

Is the arrival of a lost puppy yet another in the string of calamities facing them, or could the little canine be just what they all need?

“A Dog’s Perfect Christmas’ by Bruce Cameron, is a delightful tale of what can happen when family members open their hearts to new possibilities.

It is the most wonderful time of the year, but not for Maelyn Jones. She’s living with her parents, hates her going-nowhere job, and has just made a romantic error of

Perhaps worst of all, this is the last Christmas Mae will be at her favorite place in the worl — -the snowy Utah cabin where she and her family have spent every holiday since she was born, along with two other beloved families.

Mentally melting down as she drives away from the cabin for the final time, Mae throws out what she thinks is a simple plea to the universe: “Please. Show me what will make me happy.”

The next thing she knows, tires screech and metal collides, everything goes black. However, when Mae gasps awake, she’s on an airplane bound for Utah, where she begins the same holiday all over again.

With one hilarious disaster after another sending her back to the plane, Mae must figure out how to break free of the strange time loop — and finally get her true love under the mistletoe.

One Christmas wish, two brothers, and a lifetime of hope are on the line for Maelyn Jones in “In a Holidaze”, a holiday romantic novel by Christina Lauren.

Wynn Beauchene has a thriving business, a great kid and a mildly embarrassing crush on the guy next door — local cop Garrick McCabe. She’s a strong, independent woman who can’t help dreaming what-if about a man she barely knows.

Until he needs her help; Garrick’s pregnant daughter will be home for Christmas, and his house needs a woman’s touch. Garrick and his little girl were tight once and he’s hoping a small-town Christmas will bring her back to him.

Thawing his daughter’s frosty attitude will take more than a few twinkle lights. Maybe sharing the holiday with Wynn and her son will remind her of the joy of family.

As the season works its magic on these wounded souls, Wynn realizes it’s time to stop punishing herself for a painful secret, while Garrick remains haunted by the ghosts of past mistakes. Will he allow Wynn to open the only gift she truly wants--his heart? Find out in “Happily This Christmas” by Susan

While Hannah speeds through a lengthy holiday checklist, drama in town grows like Santa’s waistline on Christmas Eve. Her sister Andrea wants to stave off the blues by helping out at The Cookie Jar, Michele’s love life is becoming complicated, Lisa needs Hannah’s advice, and Delores has a Christmas secret she’s not willing to share.

But nothing dampens the holiday mood more than the chilling mystery surrounding the man found near death in an abandoned storefront two doors down from Hannah’s bakery . The befuddled John Doe can’t recall a thing about himself— except for his unusual knowledge ofrestoring antique furniture.

With a smattering of clues and barely enough time to frost Christmas cookies, Hannah must solve a deadly puzzle that could leave her dashing through the snow for her life! Along with Christmas cookie recipes, find out if Hannah solves the puzzle in “Christmas Cupcake Murder” by Joanne Fluke.