Thursday, December 10, 2009

Main Street Station Holiday Open House

This past Friday, December 4th, the Richmond Public Library participated in the Main Street Station Holiday Open House to help celebrate the upcoming holidays. The theme for the event? The Polar Express, of course.

Doesn't Main Street Station look like something right out of the book? All aboard for the North Pole...

The City of Richmond and the Richmond Metropolitan Authority partnered to organize the event. As this year's event focused on literacy, the Richmond Public Library and several organizations, including the READ Center, gathered to participate in the festivities.

READ Center's Carol Holmquist & Laura Schoolcraft at the busy craft tables

The Richmond Public Library donated 300 books to attending children, and there were professional storytellers, many crafts - including a special Polar Express train craft - and free cookies, cider and treats!

If you didn't have a chance to attend the event, don't worry, there's always next year! In the meantime, there are plenty of upcoming holiday events at your Richmond Public Library, including:

Saturday, December 12 at 2pm - Main: Gellman Room Concert Series featuring the Richmond Boys Choir performing their 13th annual concert - a holiday tradition at your library!

Wednesday, December 16th - Ginter Park - Hot Cocoa Challenge!
Join the challenge at Ginter Park this winter and warm up with a good book. From December through January, we are challenging young readers to "outread" adult patrons! Each time you visit the Library, you can add your name to our hot cocoa mugs to see who reads the most this winter!

Also on Wednesday, the 16th at Ginter Park from 4:30 - 6pm - "Mickey's Christmas Carol" Holiday Party. Join us for the beloved children's film and make a craft to celebrate the holiday!

Saturday, December 19th at 11 am - Hull St: A Holiday special mini flick for Preschoolers.

Saturday, December 19th at 2pm - North Ave: Holiday Crafts with snacks and stories!

Saturday, December 19th at 3pm - West End: Gingerbread Day

Join us for the magical gingerbread man story time. We will listen to a story, make a craft, hunt for the gingerbread man, and snack on gingerbread cookies. Ages K-1st grade with an adult. Please sign up at the Circulation Desk or call 646-1877.

Thanks so much for celebrating the holidays with us - we hope to see you at your local Richmond Public Library branch for an event this holiday season!

Main St Station photo credit: Flickr user lawrence_the fourth

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