Special Programs & Events

Letters to Santa
Sunday November 18 
1-3:30 p.m. 
Grab a front-row seat to the Santa Claus parade, while writing a letter to the man himself. Our magic mailbox will get the letters to the North Pole quickly. Free!

Sensitive Santa 
Saturday December 8 
12-4:30 p.m.
Book a 15-minute session with our Santa. This is perfect for children who have social, emotional or behavioral needs. We will be in a sensory-friendly space. Please RSVP. Space is limited. Cost: by Donation

Winter Reading Club
Kicks off Friday, December 21! 
Like Summer Reading Club, only shorter and colder!  This club is for ages 0-18!  Read what you want, tell our Library staff all about it, and enter to win prizes.  We have prize draws to beat the winter blues, and book wizards to find your next great read. This is a free club.  Ask us how to sign up!

Family Gift Making Party
Saturday December 22
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Families are welcome to come make personalized gifts together at our party. This is a free event, donations to the food bank are welcomed. No registration required.

Kid’s Birding Storytime! Part of Passport to Nature
Grant’s Woods: Saturday, December 29

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Calling all curious kids! In partnership with Couchiching Conservancy, we are doing an outdoor, active storytime with naturalist Deb Halbot. Registration is online through

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