Merry Christmas from all of us at the Abington Community Library. As you prepare to spend the holidays with family and friends, don’t forget to stop by for books and movies.
The library will be closed Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day, Dec. 25, as well as from 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 into New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. As we head into chillier weather, make sure you’re the first to know if the library is closed or has a delayed opening. You can check lclshome.org or call 570-587-3440. Follow the library on Facebook and Twitter @abingtoncomlib.
Celebrate the New Year with a resolution to read something new. Bring your children to register for the Winter Reading Club, which runs Jan. 11 to Feb. 26. They will receive a reading log to keep track of books and may sign up for fun programs relating to the theme, “Explore the Galaxy: Read!” When they bring in their reading logs at the conclusion of the program, children will receive prizes and a certificate.
Whether you’re reading on your own or reading to your children, you’re modeling literacy skills. Tell someone what you’re reading and seek out new recommendations. You never know what new adventure may be waiting for you.
Here are some cozy holiday reads recommended by the staff at the Abington Community Library.
“The Christmas Cookie Club” by Ann Pearlman
“The Gift” by Cecilia Ahern
“Santa Cruise” by Mary and Carol Higgins Clark
“Shepherds Abiding” by Jan Karon
“Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham
“Starry Night” by Debbie Macomber
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson
“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss
“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by C. S. Lewis