Our Stuffed animal sleepover was a huge success. We had 46 stuffed animals spend the night in the library. When children picked up their animals, they received a secret picture of some of the fun that was had by the creatures.
I feel it was a very successful summer for the Children’s Room and I look forward to next summer. Thanks for your support and keep reading.
PS – We are looking forward to adding Games to check out of the library by October.
This month being the Children’s Librarian I had the honor of being Mrs. Claus for a few community events. I was Mrs. Claus in the Festival of Lights parade in Gardiner and reading to some students at Helen Thompson Elementary and Pittston Consolidated Schools. It is an amazing feeling to be Mrs. Claus and to see all the happy faces on adults and children. I wish everyone could have this experience in their lifetime. So, I thought I would share some of the funny questions and comments that only children would ask Mrs. Claus.
How old are you Mrs. Claus? Oh I don’t know. You don’t know? No, I am too busy to have a birthday.
Are you married to Mr. Claus and where is your ring? Is Mr. Claus married to Mrs. Claus? I left my ring home.
Just in case you are real, tell Santa I want a cat or a dog. I will tell Santa.
How did you get here? It’s a beautiful day for a sleigh ride!
How many miles is it to the North Pole? Oh I am sorry, I don’t know that.
How many reindeer do you have and what are their names? I told them we have the 8 reindeer and their family members. Then I recite the names and the children join right in with the names.
Do you always wear that dress? No, but I always wear dresses.
How long did it take to get here? Oh I am so sorry, I don’t know. I fell asleep on the trip here.
Are you real? Yes, I am a real person.
Do you believe in Santa? Yes,I believe in Santa.
Did you know we would see Santa today? One class, had seen Santa at the Polar Express showing at Johnson Hall. Yes, I had heard that Santa would be there.
How do you know all our names?I help Santa remember all your names.
And I was told many things that children wanted for Christmas to tell to Santa and I received many hugs.
We at the Gardiner Public Library hope you have a wonderful Holiday with family and friends.