Thursday, November 27, 2014

Friends of the Library Debut The Secret Snowflake Shop

The holidays are on their way and it’s time to shop for gifts!  Sometimes it’s hard for children to shop for the special adults in their lives.  Our Friends of the Library have that covered!  But shh!  It’s a SECRET!  Parents, grandparents, teachers, and daycare providers, cover your eyes and ears!  This is for kids!  

The Friends of the Library are hosting The Secret Snowflake Shop, a wonderful, magical place where children can, all on their own [NO related adults allowed!], purchase holiday gifts for the significant adults in their lives:  parents, grandparents, teachers, etc. on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 AM to 4 PM.  At a bargain cost of $3 each, there will be a variety of gift options available for children to select from. Children may bring their list of recipients for whom they want to buy gifts, come into The Secret Snowflake Shop, located in the Hoffman Room on the 1st Floor, select gifts with the help of some wonderful Friends, have them wrapped and pay for them on their way out, simple and fun!  Please register children ages 2 to 12 to reserve a spot for them: 

Parents will receive a phone call to confirm the child's registration, find out how many gifts the child plans to buy and for what gender adult so the Friends can plan to have enough gifts available. 

While the kids are shopping in The Secret Snowflake Shop, parents and others may visit the Friends of the Library’s Holiday Boutique right nearby where they will find well-priced, quality holiday books, other items and handmade crafts for their children and other friends and family.  
Holiday Boutique Books and Handmade Crafts
Fun handmade tutus for children
Silent Auction Items

There will also be a Silent Auction with great items to bid on that will begin on Dec. 6 and run for a week! Highest bids by Friday, Dec. 12 at 5 PM will win the items. Some of the items include a couple of Italian leather purses, AMC Theater gift cards, autographed novels, golf balls & tees, a leather travel wallet, a set of all 7 hardcover Harry Potter novels, and a "Frozen"-inspired pure silver necklace.

Pure Silver Necklace in Silent Auction

All of the Silent Auction items and a sample of the items for sale in the Holiday Boutique are currently on display in the large display cases at the Main Fifth Street entrance to the Library.

Finally, visit the Scholastic Book Sale set up near the Youth Services Reference Desk through Sunday, Dec. 7th.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, proceeds from this sale help our Youth Services Department receive hundreds of free books to add to the Library’s collection and to use as reading program prizes.
Scholastic Book Fair

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