December 2023 Newsletter

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Tis the Season!

Tis the season… for events! We hope you have some room in your calendar because we wanted to share some upcoming events in December for our church, Cornerstone Bible Church

We are having a FREE Christmas Event for the community at the Lilburn Activity Building is THIS Sunday, December 3rd from 3 to 6pm! Your children will get to to meet Santa and watch a puppet show, as well as enjoy crafts and cookies. You may recognize Mrs. Claus as one of our library storytime readers! Please come and bring your friends; you can find more information at Cornerstone Bible Church’s website here.

Our church’s community choir is having their annual Nine Lessons & Carols concert on December 10th at 6:00pm. It will feature choral music and Scripture readings about the story of Jesus and why we celebrate Christmas. The choir has been working hard on this since September, and it should be a beautiful night of music. We would love to see you there!

December Storytimes

Our hours this month are slightly different due to Christmas! 

Friday, December 1st we will be OPEN from 12pm to 3pm, but we will NOT have a storytime.

Friday, December 8th join us for a Christmas storytime at 1pm! Mrs. Rose will be back as our special storytime reader.

And mark your calendars for Friday, December 15th at 1pm! That will be our first annual Christmas Party!!! We’re still working out details but I can promise there will be yummy goodies and music and celebrating all the wonder of Christmas. 

After that, the library will be CLOSED for two weeks for the holiday (from December 20th-January 3rd). If you are wanting any books for your Christmas break, be sure to get them before the 20th! 

Clive’s Corner: Celebrating Christmas!

Enjoy these monthly recommendations from our library mascot, Clive

Have you seen the library yet this month? I spent my Thanksgiving break decorating for Christmas and I must admit, it looks quite amazing! I am so thankful to everyone who donated Christmas decorations. I also spent my break reading through our collection of Christmas books trying to decide which ones I should recommend this month. I have to say, it was a HARD decision! There are so many wonderful books. I do hope you’re able to check them out. 

  • Christmas Around the Worldby Mary D. Lankford – This book introduces the symbols and traditions of Christmas in other countries, like the lighted star lantern, parols of the Philippines, the prune people of Germany, and the posada processions of Mexico.
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Everby Barbara Robinson – This short chapter book is not only very funny but also communicates some truth about the reason we’re celebrating Christmas.
  • Santa Mouseby Michael Brown – Delightful illustrations accompany this story originally written in 1966 about a little lonely mouse who becomes Santa’s helper. A good reminder that even the littlest of us can make a difference!
  • The Christmas Catby Efner Tudor Holmes – Illustrated by the wonderful Tasha Tudor and written by her daughter, this sweet story about an abandoned cat, a little boy, and the magic of Christmas!
  • Christmas in the Big Woodsby Laura Ingalls Wilder – The classic Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder are great for every time of the year, but there is something special about seeing Christmas through Laura’s eyes! This picture book is an adaptation for young readers from the Christmas chapter of Little House in the Big Woods. Delightful illustrations will transport you back to a simpler time.