TULARE COUNTY – Christmas is around the corner and Santa will be visiting five foothills area libraries this week.
Santa will begin his tour of Tulare County Library branches from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the Lindsay Branch Library, 157 N. Mirage Ave. On Thursday, Dec. 21 Santa will visit the Three Rivers Branch Library, 42052 Eggers Dr., from 1 to 2 p.m. before sledding down to the Farmersville Branch Library, 623 N. Avery Ave., where he will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Jolly Old St. Nick land at the Exeter Branch Library, 230 E. Chestnut St., from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22 before making his way to the Woodlake Branch Library, 400 W. Whitney Ave., where he will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Every child can have a personal visit with Santa, so bring a camera to take pictures! Then join us for sing-a-longs and listen as Santa reads The Night Before Christmas. Santa will hand out candy canes. Be sure to stay for a take home Santa-themed craft.
This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Library-Exeter. The goal of the Exeter Friends is to gather those from our community who love books, reading, and libraries; to focus attention on library services, programs, literacy efforts, facilities and needs; and to stimulate gifts to our library. For more information about becoming a Friend, please call the Exeter Branch Library at 559-592-5361 or go to www.tularecountylibrary.org/exeterbranch.html.
In addition to visits from Santa, the Exeter Branch Library’s adult book club plans to read When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26. Copies of these books are available at their respective branches.
The Lindsay Library will be holding a special Astronomy event, titled ‘What’s in the Night Sky?’ at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28. Join the Lindsay Library and the Sequoia Parks Conservancy for an hour of space exploration, free planispheres, stargazing, and ancient stories. Everyone is invited and remember to dress warmly.
The Tulare County Library serves all the citizens of Tulare County with locations in seventeen communities, four book machines, and online at www.tularecountylibrary.org. Like the Library on Facebook www.facebook.com/tularecountylibrary or follow them on Twitter www.twitter.com/TulareCountyLib.