Library packs fills holiday season with activities

By: By Lisa Bowden - Contributing columnist

Robeson County Public Library would like to wish everyone a special holiday season, whatever your holiday may be.

In order to make this season as special as possible we have planned some extra special guests. On Dec. 11 we have Santa Claus. The big guy himself! He will be making an appearance from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at our Lumberton library. This will be a free program for children and their parents. Come and take your pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. You can also drop off your Christmas list, and make sure you tell Santa what item is the most important.

On Dec. 18 we are having a new program and we’re excited about it. April Turner will be presenting a Kwanzaa Celebration! If you don’t know what Kwanzaa is, or if you do but want a good way to share the experience with others, come to our Osterneck Auditorium and experience it with us. This will be our first time experiencing Kwanzaa at the library and we hope to make it a performance worth repeating.

We will have our very popular Ugly Art program on Dec. 14. We have been receiving wonderful feedback about this program. It’s geared toward teens and adults because we use all types of paints and supplies to create the most spectacular art and crafts. This will be at 4:30 p.m. and run about an hour. You don’t have to have any artistic skills and you can leave as early as you need to. We just want to share art with you. We meet for this program once a month on the second Thursday of the month.

We’re not done yet. On Dec. 8 we have our STEM program. This program is geared toward our 8- to 12-year-olds. Every month we surprise our young patrons with a fun challenge and all the supplies necessary to build or complete a project. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, so the challenge can be many things but always fun.

Our hours will be changing a little this month so that our staff can enjoy time with their families too. Please see our website and the signs posted on the doors of each library.

From Robeson County Public Library, have a happy holiday season.

By Lisa Bowden

Contributing columnist

Lisa Bowden is the Youth Services librarian at the Robeson County Public Library.

Lisa Bowden is the Youth Services librarian at the Robeson County Public Library.