Santa, baby!

Christmas carols were sung by the fire and we were visited by Santa and his elf Tuesday morning as the Friends of the Library partnered with the Macon County Library to present a special Santa themed storytime. Children and their parents gathered in the living room to listen as Cristen Dando and Maggie Kennedy read Christmas stories.

Carlyn Morenus led everyone in a few Christmas Songs and played her ukulele.

Of course the main event was the visit from Santa! The children got to sit with Santa to take pictures and every child received a book as a gift.

“This is my second year helping with this event. MCPL youth services always puts on excellent programs and this was no exception. This year I got to take the photos and it was wonderful to have a front row seat to all the smiling faces visiting Santa.”

Max West, Friends of the Library board member

The photos were all wirelessly uploaded to one of the library’s tablets as they were taken so parents could email the pictures of their children to themselves as well as friends and family while at the event.

Afterwards, the children and their families enjoyed juice and cookies in the meeting room.

“We’re so appreciative of the Friends of the Library’s help with our Santa storytime. Not only do the kids love getting to see Santa, they also love celebrating with cookies. The Friends’ support makes fun family programs like this possible.”

Cristen Dando, head of youth services at Macon County Public Library

We would like to thank all the FoL board members for contributing cookies and juice for the event.

We would especially like to thank Jean Booker for all of her time coordinating the refreshments and setting up the meeting room for the children and their families to enjoy.

We would also like to thank Max West for being on hand as well.