December 2019 Newsletter


The angel tree is back at the library again this year.  Come quickly to choose a child in the community whose family needs help to provide a Christmas.  Each angel has three gift suggestions and an age.  We ask that all the gifts are wrapped as three separate packages no matter what you buy.  That way each child has the same number of gifts to unwrap.  Due to the generous nature of our community, the angels are adopted quickly so don’t wait too long to stop by the library to pick yours.

While you are at the library, we invite you to look around at our new look.  We have rearranged, sold some items, and added some new ones.  We hope that the changes will make our library more user-friendly.  Please ask if you have any questions.  Make sure to take a look at the display case in the main room.  These are collections shown by Thayer residents.  There are comment cards available if you would like to share your thoughts about the display.  The contents change every two weeks.  If you have a collection you would like to share, ask to see the display calendar at the main desk to reserve your dates.

We would like to remind you of our Welcome, Baby program.  The library gives each newborn in the community a welcome to Thayer a gift.  If the baby is a first baby for the family, we have a special gift so let us know.  For those families with children under 5, we recommend an extra special Christmas gift.  Sign the child up for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.  This program is absolutely free and is absolutely the best present a child could receive.  The books read to the child do not have to be checked out from our library.  They can be books you already have at home.  Anyone can read the books to the child; it doesn’t have to be a parent.  You can even repeat books when your child wants to hear the same book over and over again,  After each 100 books, your child gets to choose a free book to take home and has his/her picture posted on our Wall of Fame.  Ask for more information at the main desk.

Another thing to check out at the library is our contribution to the Christmas Give Away on December 8th.  We donate two gift bags full of goodies each year.  This year’s bags will be on display near the Angel Tree.  We so enjoy this season of giving and community that thrives in Thayer.  Thank you for letting us be a part it!