The Richmond Register

November 22, 2012

Public libraries offer several programs during winter months


Special to the Register

RICHMOND — Several adult and children’s activities are planned this holiday season at Madison County libraries.

For adults, the Lexington Vintage Dance will be presenting a Charles Dickens Ball at 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Berea location.

The Madison County Extension Office is presenting “Heartfelt Holidays,” a program that offers ways to make homemade gifts, including interactive displays and several gift ideas. This event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Richmond location and at the same time Dec. 13 at the Berea location.

Children and teenagers can take advantage of the Madison County Public Library’s Winter Reading Program. This is similar to the “very popular” annual Summer Reading Program, according to library Director Ruthie Maslin.

The program is for children and teens who are 18 or younger. It runs Dec. 20 through Jan. 2. 

“Each finisher will get a free book and will be entered into a drawing to win an Android tablet PC or $100 gift certificate to Hastings,” Maslin said. “We are hoping that running the program while kids are out of school for the holidays will keep them focused on reading while they are on break.”

The Winter Reading cards can be picked up and turned back in at the Richmond or Berea locations or the bookmobile.

Berea activities:

• Dec. 4, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. — holiday craft, cut paper snowflakes and fold Moravian Stars

• Dec. 20, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. — movie fun with “Arthur Christmas” (97 minutes, PG)

• Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — Holiday Party – includes photos with Santa and ornament making

Richmond activities:

• Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. — Duct Tape Christmas Party for Teens and Tweens. Make original gifts for friends and family.

• Dec. 15, 1 p.m. — Christmas party, The Charles Dickens Show,      2 p.m. — Ornament Making

• Dec. 20, 1 - 3 p.m. —Snowflake Crafts

• Dec. 27, 1 - 3 p.m. — Snowman Thermometer Crafts

Fun for all:

• Dec. 1 — Watch for the library float in the Berea Twilight Christmas Parade

• Dec. 7 — Watch for the library float in the Richmond Christmas Parade

• Dec. 8 — Friends of the Madison County Public Library will host a book drive to bring in donations for the annual book sale in the spring. Money raised from the book sale supports a number of library programs such as the Annual Summer Reading Program.

• 9 a.m. - noon — Berea Baptist Church parking lot, 310 Chestnut Street

• 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. —Richmond Lowe’s parking lot, 814 Eastern Bypass

Holiday Closings:

Both locations will be closed on the following days:

Nov. 22 – Thanksgiving

Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve

Dec. 25 – Christmas Day

Dec.31 – New Year’s Eve

Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day

The bookmobile will not be in service the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s.