December 2022 Press Release

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Willard, OH 44890

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Contact Persons: Jen Farrell or Barb Templeman


     Let the Huron County Community Library help with your holiday spirit.  Join us at any of our four library location for plenty of holiday themed activities and events.  

     Are you feeling creative?  Our Willard Memorial Library location has lots of holiday crafts in December to add to your festive decorations.  On Monday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. make a pressed tin wall hanging.  Learn how to use tin to create an antique look.  Sign up is appreciated.  Then on Monday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. in the annex, make a fabric holiday ornament.  This beginning sewing craft is easy and no experience is needed.

    “Holiday Happenings” will take place on December 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Willard.  We will have multiple ornament stations set up for you to create ornaments from the Grinch to fun metal decal ornaments and much more.  

     Teens can join in on the “Holiday Happenings” by stopping in and making a Cork Key Chain.  

     Storytime will take place this night at 6:30 p.m. with Mrs. Claus and the “Snow Sisters”.  Anna and Elsa will lead an interactive Storytime.  Sing and dance along with their songs.  Be sure to bring your camera for pictures with the Snow Sisters and the Grinch.

     Tweens and Teens join Mrs. Rogers on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. in the Teen Room for fun activities, crafts, and more.  On Dec. 5 make a winter sun catcher, on Dec. 12 a snowflake coaster, and on Dec. 19 choose between a snowflake kit or design your name using one point perspective.

     Come to the Teen Room on Thursday, Dec. 29 at 3 p.m. for a special Teen event; Pizza and games!

     Drop by our Willard location in December to pick up our “new” youth “Grab and Go Kits”.  On Dec. 5 you create a yarn wrapped star ornament, on Dec. 12 an elf ornament, and on 

Dec. 19 grab a Roll-A-Tree game to play.

     “Ho! Ho! Ho! Tic-Tac-Toe!”  Join us in the Youth Programming Room on Dec. 13 at 4:30 p.m. to create a fun Tic-Tac-Toe Game.  This would make a great gift.

     “Beat Boredom Bingo” is planned for Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room.  Come for an afternoon of Bingo and snacks. 

     Read to Me Storytime is held at the Willard location on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.  Join Miss Mitzi for stories, crafts, songs, and more.  On Wed. Dec. 7 the theme is “Winter is all around us”; Wed. Dec. 14 is “It’s a Christmas Storytime”; on Thurs. Dec. 8 “Storytime with Mrs. Claus”; Thurs. Dec. 15 is “It’s a Christmas Storytime”.

     Don’t forget the “Writer’s Group” at Willard.  The group will meet on Thurs. Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.

Bring your computer questions to the Willard Library on Dec. 1, 8, & 15.  “Tech Thursdays” are held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  Jarrad will be there to give you answers!

     Join us for Storytime at our Wakeman location on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.  The dates for December are Dec. 2, 9, and 16.  

     Pop-In and Play for our kids is held at our Wakeman library every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. till noon.  There will be plenty of toys and fun activities.

     “Thursday After School” is held between 3:30 and 5 p.m. every week.  Join us at the Wakeman Library on Dec. 1, 8, & 15.

     Wakeman has a Kid’s Cookbook Club especially for Homeschoolers on the first Tuesday of each month at noon.  On Tues. Dec. 6, the cookbook that was chosen is “12 Days of Christmas with Six Sister’s Stuff”.  A copy of the cookbook can be picked up at the circulation desk.

     Wakeman’s Adult Craft Workshop will be held Mon. Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m.  We will be making a Tin Wall Hanging.  Sign up is required.

     Our little ones will a have a fun filled morning with Miss Carolyn at our North Fairfield location.  Come to Storytime Wed. Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. for stories, music, and fun, fun, fun.

     As part of the North Fairfield Improvement Group’s Christmas Festivities, the North Fairfield Library will be having a special ornament craft.  Be sure to stop by the library on Dec. 3 starting at 2 p.m. and join the fun.

     Don’t miss a brand new Holiday Storybook Trail around the Village Christmas Tree!!  From December 3 thru December 10 you can read “Duck and Goose: It’s Time for Christmas” by Tad Hills.

     The Adult December “Grab and Go” is a yarn stocking hat ornament.  Stop by the North Fairfield Library and pick up yours.

     The Sit and Stitch group at North Fairfield will meet Dec. 5, 12, & 19 at 10 a.m.  Bring a project to work on and exchange ideas or patterns.  Get some pointers too on that difficult section.

     Walk through downtown Greenwich and read a story.  The Greenwich Library has a special Holiday Storybook trail that lasts from Dec. 4 thru Dec. 18.  Begin at Buck’s Auto and Hardware.  Then walk through the downtown to read, “Is it Christmas yet?” by Jane Chapman.  Stop by the Library to pick up a fun game to play while you read the story, then turn it in for a chance to win a prize. 

     Join us at our Greenwich location for Morning Storytime on Friday, Dec. 2, 9, & 16 at 11 a.m.  Enjoy stories, crafts, and more.  

     Adults sign up to make a “Pressed Tin Wall Hanging” on Wed. Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m.

     All ages stop by the Greenwich Library and pick up a “Take and Make”.  Each Monday will feature a new craft or activity to do at home.

     Reader’s Advisory and Book Discussions take place at each one of our library locations.  At Willard, “Monday Reads” will get together on Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. to discuss “Last Christmas in Paris” by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb.  “Turn the Page Book Discussion” will meet on Thurs. Dec. 29 at 6 p.m. to share their thoughts on “The Thursday Murder Club” by Richard Osman.  Willard’s Manga Club for grades 6-8 is back.  Check with Mrs. Rogers at the Willard Library or Mrs. Stevens at the Willard City Schools for more information.

     The Inspiration Book Club at the North Fairfield Library will be reading “Christmas at Carnton” by Tamera Alexander for December.

     Wakeman’s  Cookbook Club will share recipes from “An Old Fashioned Christmas” by Ellen Stimson on Monday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.  Copies are at the circulation desk.  Pick up a copy and choose a recipe to share.

     Wakeman’s “Who Pick this Book?” Club will meet Monday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss “A Redbird Christmas” by Fannie Flagg.

     All HCCL locations will be closed on : Dec. 23-26, 2022; Jan. 2, 2023 and Jan. 16 2023.