Poultney Public Library December Newsletter

December is here, and there is so much to do at the Poultney Public Library! I wanted to take a moment to let you know about all of the fantastic programs going on this month, as well as remind you about holiday closures.

Tuesday, December 3 from 6-7pm: Girl Scout Craft Night

The Girl Scouts are hosting a Christmas Craft evening at the Poultney Public Library. All ages welcome, we will be making some fun holiday themed crafts!

Friday, December 6 from 6-8: Art Reception

The Poultney High School National Art Honor Society will be holding their semiannual art show and sale at the library December 6-23. An opening reception will be held December 6 from 6-8pm. This is a great opportunity to support this fantastic program and shop local for the holiday season!

Saturday, December 7 at 6pm: Santa Story Time and Tree Lighting

On Saturday, December 7th Santa Claus will be coming to Poultney! This annual event starts with a special Santa Story Time at the Poultney Public Library at 6pm. Rebecca and Racheal will tell stories and sing songs celebrating the man in the red suit. This year we will be adding a sound system to ensure everyone can hear.

Santa will arrive in front of the library atop a Poultney Fire Dept. truck at 6:30pm. Children will march down Main St. to the Poultney Town Office where volunteers will hand out free cookies and cocoa. Thank you to Leap Frog Nursery School for donating the cookies. Children will also have a chance to meet Santa Claus himself, and let him know if they should be on the nice list! At approximately 7pm Santa will officially light the Memory Lights on the town tree.

Tuesday, December 10 at 6pm: Holiday Story Time

Poultney Public Library is now holding Story Time the second Tuesday of every month at 6pm. This free program features stories, songs, crafts, and more and is fun for children of all ages.

Our December Story Time will be holiday themed. In addition to reading stories, we will: make reindeer food, practice listening and teamwork skills with our parachute, and make scratch magic ornaments.

Friday, December 13 at 6pm: Holiday Movie Night

We will be showing “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on our big screen, complete with free popcorn!

Friday, December 20 at 6pm: Interactive Holiday Movie Night

Join us for an interactive showing of “Elf”. We will watch the movie, hold an indoor snowball fight, enjoy snacks from an elf’s four food groups, and more!

Monday, December 23 at 12pm: Holiday Movie Matinee

We will be showing the 2018 movie “The Grinch”, complete with free popcorn!

Monday, December 30 at 12pm: Noon Year’s Eve Story Time

Half story time and half party, Noon Year’s Eve is the perfect celebration for those too young to stay up and ring in 2020! We will have stories, activities, a dance party, and more.

Holiday Closures:

The library will be closed December 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday. We will be closed December 31 and January 1 for New Year’s.

Annual Ornament Fundraiser:

The tree is up for our annual ornament fundraiser! Donate $3 to the Library and take home a Harry Potter themed ornament as our thank you gift. All 2019 ornaments are handmade, as are the cookie cutter ornaments from 2018. Cookie cutter, lego, and reindeer ornaments from past years are available for $1 each. All ornaments are available while supplies last. Proceeds will benefit the library.

Thank you for your continued interest in, and support of, Poultney Public Library. We hope to see you soon!


Poultney Public Library Clarification on “Library Expansion Phase II” Fundraising

            Recently we have received multiple questions about a local fundraiser. As the fundraiser in question is called “Library Expansion Phase II”, many people assume it is intended as a follow up to the recent expansion and renovation at the Poultney Public Library. However this project is not related to the Poultney Public Library, but is instead an initiative of the Welsh American Genealogical Society (WAGS).

            For more information about WAGS please visit their website at https://welshamericangenealogicalsociety.org/.

            If you wish to support the Poultney Public Library, donations are always accepted and may be earmarked for a specific purpose (eg. Children’s Books, Building Improvements, DVDs, Programs, etc.).

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