Thursday, December 19, 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas ... Day 7: Holiday offerings at the library

Augusta County Library's Churchville Branch

There's Kindles and laptops and video games and smart phones and every other device available out there but the wonderful thing is that libraries are still as popular as ever. With lots of seasonal reading selections, a trip to the library provides hours of entertainment for kids and parents during school vacation.

These two dedicated folks run two of the three western Augusta County Library branches. Ginny works at the Deerfield library branch and Jack at Churchville.

The library also provides internet access, in-house computers, DVDs, children's programs, craft time, genealogy research, workshops, job help, meeting rooms, and much more.

This ever-popular, colorful baby dinosaur -- decked out for the holiday season -- was made by Augusta County resident Kurt Michael and his son five or six years ago, as a "son" to "Lucy," the larger-than-the-kids dinosaur that has resided in the main Fishersville branch of the library for 20 years. This little fella likes to visit the various library branches and spread joy to the kids who shower love on both dinosaurs.

The main library and branches will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25, so stop by soon and find your holiday entertainment to enjoy during vacation.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

- Day 1: Olde Richmond's Christmas of yesteryear ... Miller & Rhoads' holiday windows and Legendary Santa
- Day 2: Afton's Bethlehem Village and the greatest story ever told
- Day 3: Experience Colonial Virginia with Monticello $5 admission
- Day 4: Lantern Tours at Staunton's Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia

- Day 5: Celebration of Holiday Lights in Staunton's Gypsy Hill Park
- Day 6: Goodies for library & FCMV staff, volunteers

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
December 18, 2013

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