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CCL unwraps December events

CCL unwraps December events CCL unwraps December events

The Colby Community Library (CCL) has decked the halls and filled the shelves with holiday books, movies, magazines, and music cds. Stock up for the long winter nights December is sure to bring.

Thanks to Usborne Publishing’s Literacy for a Lifetime program — with a match from the Friends of the Colby Library group — over $500 of new Usborne books for young readers were added to the library.

Hallmark Holiday Hoopla will run through Dec. 23. Check out Hallmark (Christmas or other) movies at the CCL. Receiveoneticketforeachmoviechecked out for a drawing of prizes which are on display near the Hallmark DVDs.

Ornament crafts

Check out the selection of free youth ornament craft bags. This month, there are reindeer ornaments, pompom elves, beaded candy canes, and Santa sticker scenes for kids of all ages. There is a limit of one craft per person at each visit.

Bag a Backpack

There are still some backpacks remaining for the Bag a Backpack charitable program at the CCL. Select a backpack provided by the library and purchase boredom buster items suitable for young patients, ages 4-12, at local hospitals. Bring new items to the library by Dec. 23 to stuff the backpacks. Library staff will transport the backpacks and donations to the hospitals.

Teens: If you are looking for an at home service project and are proficient at working with fleece fabric, contact the library. The projects are no-sew and include fleece pillow covers and braided edge fleece blankets. This is a great way to earn service for scholarships while helping the library with upcoming promotions.

Got yearbooks?

The CCL is currently having all the Colby High School yearbooks, located in the Pearl Vorland History Room, digitized. This will allow us to post the yearbooks on our website so people anywhere in the world can look back and reminisce about days and nights at Colby High School. There are some yearbooks, both the Eau Pleine and the Hillcrest editions, which the library does not own: 1926-1942, 1944, 1947, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1987 and 1989. If anyone is willing to donate a copy of these years, it would be greatly appreciated.

Remember to turn in all completed Focus on 2020 Book and Movie Challenge sheets by Dec. 31 to be eligible for the drawing for gift certificates. In 2021, the CCL Book and Movie challenge will feature Bingo cards, which will be available starting Monday, Dec. 28. New in 2021: Teens are also invited to participate in the Book and Movie Challenge throughout the year.

Can it be? The CCL is 3!

While COVID-19 precautions won’t allow a celebration, Dec. 19 is a special day at the CCL. In 2017, the Colby Community Library opened its doors at the new location on Dec. 19. The beautiful building has been serving area patrons well for the past three years and will continue to be a community treasure into the future.

The CCL will be closed Dec. 24-27 and Dec. 31 through Jan. 3. On Monday, Jan. 4, the current hours will resume: Mondays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curbside is also available by calling the CCL at 715-223-2000.

Remember that children under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Library visits are limited to 20 minutes of browsing or 30 minutes of computer use by adults. Masks are required to enter the building; if a person cannot wear one, staff will help with curbside service.