Get Your Holiday Gifts At The Library!

The holidays are coming, MUCH faster than I was expecting!  Time does seem to move faster each year, but the temperature outside was in the 50s only a couple of weeks ago, and now I need my ice scraper in the morning.

 

We all know there are many, MANY holidays in December.  Some of these holidays are simply days – Egg Nog Day, Chester Greenwood Day, Dewey Decimal Day, to name a few.  I’m not sure about you, but these are not “gift” holidays to me.  On the other hand Hanukah, Kwanzaa and Christmas are holidays that are “gift” holidays.

 

So, don’t forget the library in your gift search!  No, I’m not asking you to give us a gift, though it is nice to be remembered.  What I mean is think of us as a source for some of the folks on your shopping list!

 

For the second year in a row, we have calendars.  These calendars contain many wonderful historic pictures of Gardiner and the surrounding communities!  For ten dollars you can share memories about local places with family, or perhaps compare places you know now with what they looked like “back in the day” – whatever day that might have been.

 

Currently we have three titles by local authors available for purchase :  Lou Lou and Pea and the mural mystery by Jill Diamond ; Destination Unknown and Along the Kennebec both by State Representative Gay Grant.  Any of these would make a great gift!

 

Do you have anyone on your list that does not live in our service area?  We would love to sell you a Gardiner Public Library non-resident subscription to use as a gift.  Just think, a gift that truly will last an entire year! And for a whole family as well!

 

Last but by no means least, don’t forget BookIt! the library’s bookstore.  BookIt! is located in Lisa’s Legit Burritos and is well stocked with great titles for you to purchase!  All proceeds from BookIt! go to benefit the library.  Check it out when you are on Water Street in Gardiner!

13 Reasons Why Books Make Wonderful Christmas Gifts

1. Easy to wrap

2. Can often be enjoyed by several members of the household or circle of friends
3. Are fairly indestructible & don’t get eaten (like a box of holiday candy)
4. Have no expiration date (like some gift cards)
5. Can be enjoyed more than once, especially if it’s a great story
6. Look good on a bookshelf or coffee table
7. Can be used as a discussion topic at a party –“Have you read?”
8. Can provide new information, ideas, or hours of entertainment
9. Are quite portable on planes, trains & boats
10. No right or wrong size
11. Their purchase does not break the bank or overload your CC
12. You’ll (probably) remember who gave you that book for years to come
13. Are acceptable for “re-gifting” if you treat it carefully (remove dust jacket before you read it)
Charlene Wagner, Children’s Librarian

2013 Holiday Gift Book Suggestions

Frequently patrons ask for book suggestions for holiday gifts.
Some of my favorites for our youngest patrons include:

 

http://minerva.maine.edu/search~S71?/X%28Snowy+and+You+Know+It%29&searchscope=71&SORT=D/X%28Snowy+and+You+Know+It%29&searchscope=71&SORT=D&SUBKEY=%28Snowy+and+You+Know+It%29/1%2C3%2C3%2CB/frameset&FF=X%28Snowy+and+You+Know+It%29&searchscope=71&SORT=D&1%2C1%2C

 

http://minerva.maine.edu/search~S71/?searchtype=X&searcharg=The+Christmas+Visitors+by+Karel+Hayes&searchscope=71&sortdropdown=-&SORT=DZ&extended=0&SUBMIT=Search&searchlimits=&searchorigarg=XThe+Christmas+Visitors+by+Karel+Hayes%26SORT%3DDZ

 

 

http://minerva.maine.edu/search~S71/?searchtype=X&searcharg=There+Are+No+Moose+On+This+Island+by+Stephanie+Calmenson&searchscope=71&sortdropdown=-&SORT=DZ&extended=0&SUBMIT=Search&searchlimits=&searchorigarg=XWhere+Is+Fred%3F+by+Edward+Hardy%26SORT%3DDZ

 

http://minerva.maine.edu/search~S71?/XWhere+Is+Fred%3F+by+Edward+Hardy&searchscope=71&SORT=DZ/XWhere+Is+Fred%3F+by+Edward+Hardy&searchscope=71&SORT=DZ&extended=0&SUBKEY=Where+Is+Fred%3F+by+Edward+Hardy/1%2C32000%2C32000%2CB/frameset&FF=XWhere+Is+Fred%3F+by+Edward+Hardy&searchscope=71&SORT=DZ&1%2C1%2C

 

http://minerva.maine.edu/search~S71/?searchtype=X&searcharg=Xander%92s+Panda+Party+by+Linda+Sue+Park&searchscope=71&sortdropdown=-&SORT=DZ&extended=0&SUBMIT=Search&searchlimits=&searchorigarg=Xwhen+charley+met%26SORT%3DD

 

http://minerva.maine.edu/search~S71?/Xwhen+charley+met&searchscope=71&SORT=D/Xwhen+charley+met&searchscope=71&SORT=D&SUBKEY=when+charley+met/1%2C3%2C3%2CB/frameset&FF=Xwhen+charley+met&searchscope=71&SORT=D&1%2C1%2C

 

Charming illustrations as well as attention holding stories make these books “winners”!