‘Tis the Season!
by Darcy Acord, CCPL Youth Services Librarian
The end of 2022 is just around the corner, and the communities of Gillette and Wright are gearing up to celebrate the winter holidays that come with year’s end. Your Campbell County Libraries are no different; you’ll find a variety of events happening in December to help you mark the end of the year and enjoy the holiday season. Your libraries offer something for everyone’s holiday celebrations.
Crafters will enjoy an opportunity to use the Gillette library’s new Cricut machine to complete a holiday craft on Saturday, December 3, at 10am. Join CCPL craft guru, Elise, for this class; call to reserve your spot.
Families with young children are invited to join us on December 7 for a festive afternoon of stories and Santa Claus! Santa is visiting the main library from 3 to 6 pm in the Wyoming Room. Bring your Christmas list and your camera for a visit with Santa, and then join us in the Children’s Department to listen to holiday stories and songs.
Fans of Craig Johnson’s Longmire series are invited to participate in what’s become a holiday tradition at Campbell County Public Library: Johnson is visiting CCPL on December 18 at 5pm to read his annual holiday story. Copies of his books, as well as other Longmire merchandise,
will be available for purchase. Make December 18 a festive day start to finish and bring your unwrapped holiday gifts to CCPL 1-5pm for Wrap and Yap. Gift wrapping supplies, holiday music, and snacks will be available.
Music lovers can enjoy the second year of a new tradition at CCPL: December 18-23, community pianists will be playing holiday music in the atrium on the library’s grand piano. Check out the days, times, and scheduled musicians on our website, and then stop by to hear some incredible local talent. On December 21 at 6:30pm, adults are invited to enjoy our new program, Game Night for Adults. Select a “quiet” game from our collection and hang out in the atrium and enjoy the piano music.
Teens have an opportunity to get into the season with a Winter Solstice Escape Room at CCPL on December 21, 2-4pm. Can your team escape before the sun sets? Reserve a slot to play by calling the Teen Room desk at 687.9227.
Wright Branch Library patrons have holiday events to enjoy, too. WBL is offering a drop-in gift-wrapping station December 5-16, Santa is visiting December 14 at 4pm,
and on December 22 at 4pm, all ages are welcome to enjoy an interactive showing of the movie Elf.
Finally, remember your libraries are great places to prepare for your own unique holiday celebrations: whether you are looking for fun children’s stories, ideas for wintertime activities, cozy Christmas movies, or information about various cultural celebrations, we have you covered. Stop by your libraries in Gillette and Wright to enjoy some holiday cheer, and to find resources to end your year your way.
Happy Holidays from everyone at your Campbell County Public Libraries!