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Library to offer Snowmen at Christmas

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2011

Have you ever wondered what snowmen do for Christmas? Well, now’s your chance to find out.

Huntington City-Township Public Library invites children ages 4 to 8 to attend one of three fun-filled “Snowmen at Christmas” extravaganzas to be held at both the Huntington Main Library and the Markle Branch Library.  Based on the delightful children’s picture book, Snowmen at Christmas, written by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner, the Library’s “Snowmen at Christmas” program will include a special Story Time, snowman fingerplays, songs and games, a special snowman dance and craft, a mini-booklet of coloring and activities to take home, and a special treat.

The Markle Branch Library will offer its “Snowmen at Christmas” program at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, December 3 during Markle’s annual Christmas in Our Town celebration. The Markle Branch Library is located at 197 East Morse Street, Markle.

The Main Library in Huntington will present an evening session of “Snowmen at Christmas” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, and an afternoon program at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 15. The Main Library is located at 255 W. Park Drive.

These programs are free, but registration is appreciated.  This program was designed to meet more than twenty of the academic standards in music, art, and reading that are recommended by the Indiana State Department of Education for children in first grade.  At the end of the program, each child will be given a mini-booklet of activities that also fit these academic standards.  Sessions designed for children younger than six will include most, but not all, of the components listed above.  Anyone who would like more information about the program, or the academic standards used to design it, is encouraged to contact Kay Stine, head of the Library’s Children’s Department, by phone at (260) 356-2900, or by e-mail at kstine@huntingtonpub.lib.in.us.