SWANEY LIBRARY by Kirsten Pierce

Have you noticed the beautiful trees in the library windows? Throughout the month of December, you can visit the library and vote on your favorite Christmas tree for $1 a ticket or six tickets for $5. The trees are decorated by local churches and organizations. Voting will end on December 30th, and the organization or church with the most votes wins the money, with half going to benefit the library.

We will hold a Paint & Snack for adults at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 3rd, and one for children at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 4th. The cost is $35 for the adult’s and $25 for children’s. Please call 304-564-3471 to register for these events. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Deborah Smith will be the instructor for these sessions and they are open to all ages.

Guess who’s coming to town? That’s right! Santa Claus! Join us at the New Cumberland VFW at 9 a.m., Saturday, December 4th for our annual Breakfast with Santa. Enjoy a delicious Breakfast prepared by the VFW, followed by stories, and then a visit from the big man himself. The cost is $3 per person for the buffet or the donation of a pair of gloves or mittens.

If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to register your kids for our “Choose Your Own Adventure” book club for children in grades 3rd through 8th. We meet the second Tuesday of every month, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. There is a one-time $5 fee for this program to help buy books and craft supplies. We are so excited about this club and hope to have a lot of kids sign up. Upon completion of this program, each child will receive a free Choose Your Own Adventure book. It’s going to be a new adventure every month!

This just in:  Out of the Rain, the second novel in the Umbrella series by V. C. Andrews; find out what Atlee Pine is up to in David Baldacci’s latest, Mercy; Dirk Pitt’s at it again in Clive Cussler’s newest release, The Devil’s Sea; catch up with Alex Cross in Fear No Evil, the latest from James Patterson; Breen Kelly is back in The Becoming, the second book in the Dragon Heart Legacy series by Nora Roberts; and Flying Angels, the latest from Danielle Steel. Stop in and check out some of the newest novels. It’s the perfect time of year to cuddle up with a good book!