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Homemade holiday gift programs

Homemade holiday gift programs

The holiday season is upon us and the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., may help your children come up with the perfect homemade holiday gifts.

Registration begins Dec. 2 for winter gift-making programs.

Everyone loves to receive a homemade gift made from the loving hands of a child. Children are encouraged to make two gifts. One they can take home and give away to a family member or friend, and one will go into a gift bag at the library that will be given away in the community. Programs include:

Early childhood

(Birth to 5 years old)

• I love you “Snow” much footprints

• Dot art tote bags

• Musical instruments: Rain sticks

• Kool-Aid lip balm and sugar scrubs

• Threading kits to go

• I Spy bottle game

• Texture matching game

• Peppermint Playdough

• Boo boo bunnies and bubbles

• Gingerbread houses

School age holiday

gift programs

(Kindergarten to sixth grade)

• Bridge building STEM kits to go

• Yoga cards

• Body bath paint

• Snowman snot slime

• Scribblebots robots

• Worry dolls

• Wooden spoon dolls

Tweens and teens

(Third grade and up)

• Sewing journals

• Magnetic fishing games

• Slide puzzles

• Pom-pom teddy bears

• Gummy bear soap jellies

• Paint chip poetry ornaments

While it may seem like just arts and crafts, these programs provide educational play and literary components to create opportunities to learn language, science, math and technology, and share traditions.

All programming is accessible via the library’s online calendar at calendar.jvbrown.edu or by clicking on “Programming” at www.jvbrown.edu for a breakdown by ages and grade levels.

— The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; and 24/7 at www.jvbrown.edu.

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