A Holiday Story for the Family

Parklands-Turner Library

A Holiday Story for the Family

The holiday season is among us. The Parklands-Turner Library wants to get you in the festive mood with a couple of activities. We got crazy holiday socks, gnomes, gingerbread houses, and a holiday movie marathon. Let's start with this month’s StoryWalk® featuring “I Got the Christmas Spirit,” written by Connie Schofield-Morrison and illustrated by Frank Morrison. This is an exuberant holiday picture book about a young girl who feels the Christmas spirit in every jingle, yum, and ho ho ho as she and her mother enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season in her neighborhood. Take a little time out of your busy day and look in our windows to read this fun holiday story. Afterwards, come inside and pick up a take home gingerbread house kit to put together with your family. Stay awhile to check out the display of books on other holidays celebrated this month - Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. 
 
 Check out these adorable homemade gnomes we made today. You can make them at home. All you need are socks (solid and multi-color), rice, rubber bands, yarn, and hot glue gun. Cut off the heel of the sock. Add rice to fill it up and make the gnome body full. Use a rubber band and wrap it around the sock to close it up. Cut off excess sock on top of gnome body. Grab a portion of the body to form a nose and secure with a rubber band. Loop yarn about 12 times and hot glue the strands around the nose. Trim the ends of the yarn to even out the beard. Add more yarn in a different color to make a fuller beard. For the hat, cut the heel of another colorful sock and stretch it over the top of the nose (secure with hot glue gun if needed). Now you have a cute little gnome for the holiday season. 

Mark your calendars for more holiday events:
Saturday, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. – Crazy Holiday Sock Day, Stories & Crafts
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m. – Pee Wee crafts - Gingerbread House
Thursday, Dec. 23, Starts at Noon – Holiday Movie Marathon