Storytime features Christmastime programs

By Fran Smith Librarian Webster County Public Library

Storytime children and their parents enjoyed the Christmastime activities at the Webster County Public Library.

On Nov. 28, the children participated in a time of singing “Jingle Bells” and “Happy Birthday” to Henry Caviness followed by Ms. Bonnie reading “If You Take a Mouse to the Movie.”

Children made snowmen out of paper plates with the help of Ms. Bonnie and parents. Haley Caviness served refreshments of cupcakes and juice in honor of Henry’s birthday.

On Dec. 5, Storytime had a special guest. Whitney White read her book “Don’t Swallow the Baby Jesus.” As she read to the children, they placed characters in the manger scene until they had it completed. As usual, Ms. Bonnie had begun the Storytime with music and moving as everyone sang “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Away in a Manger.”

All the participants made a manger scene. After the story, the children enjoyed the traditional snack of milk and cookies. They got a thrill out of dunking their sugar cookies in the milk.

“Pete the Cat Saves Christmas,” was the book Storytime children heard on Dec. 12. They love Pete the Cat and all his adventures. They were reminded that no one is too small to give his all, just like Pete the Cat. While they listened to the story all wore reindeer antlers.

During the music time, they all rang bells as they sang “Jingle Bells” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

After the story, the children colored Pete the Cat with Santa’s List, where everyone’s name was on the good list. They also glued cotton and red buttons on reindeer. As everyone was leaving, they all received a Rice Krispies Treat.

A Christmas party was held Dec. 19 with 25 children and parents attending. Christmas songs were sung followed by the reading of “Donald’s Christmas Gift,” with everyone receiving their own copy. All enjoyed delicious party food consisting of cupcakes, Cheetos, candy and drinks.

As the boys and girls left, Ms. Bonnie gave each a bag of reindeer food to place on the lawn for Santa and the reindeer to find their home.