Bryan Public Library to host children’s Christmas program tomorrow

Donna Summerall
Staff Writer

For the first time the Bryan Public Library is sponsoring a Children’s Christmas Program, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 8, and 10 a.m.Thursday, December 10, it is open to all children, parents and children who are home - schooled.
“I’ve been wanting to have a Christmas program for quite some time,” Dawn Richardson, children’s librarian, said. “We want to have it before school lets out for Christmas. Local principals and child care facilities have agreed to allow the children to attend. We are all very excited and hope to make this a tradition here at the Bryan Public Library.”
During the program the original Boris Karloff narrated “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” will be shown, there will be Christmas music and singing with Hannah Garbutt, a librarian and pianist.
“We have put in several calls to the North Pole,” Richardson said. “We left messages with the elves (Santa doesn’t like to give out his cell phone number) to ask him to come and visit with us. We haven’t gotten an affirmative answer yet. This is his most busiest time of the year. but we are still keeping our fingers crossed that he will be able to come and see the children.”
The Christmas trees all over the library are being decorated especially for the Children’s Christmas Program. The Anchor Club of Oak Hill Academy were at the library Thursday after school with Anchor leader Stephanie Stroud to decorate the large tree in the foyer in silver and blue. They also decorated the Chris Mons tree at the front of the library. This is just one of the community services provided by the young women of the Oak Hill Academy Anchor Club.
“We have never presented this type of program,” Garbutt said. “I love doing anything musical with the kids, they are usually very enthusiastic when it comes to singing familiar, fun songs. We are just playing it by ear as this is our first time. We are really hoping Santa will drop by if he’s not too busy.”
For more information, call 494-4872.