Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for someone special? The Friends of the Storm Lake Public Library Holiday Literary Gift Baskets are a great way to give a creative, unique gift and support the Library at the same time.
The Holiday Literary Gift Basket Project is a community effort. Local businesses donate $100 each toward the project, and volunteers and library staff work together to create the baskets. Each basket is based on a theme, and they all contain a book and other items that fit the theme.
This year's basket themes are: American Girls, Art Projects, Baby Einstein, Bridge (Card Game), Buena Vista University Sports, Care Bears, Cars of the 50's, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul, Country Music, Cup of Christmas Tea, Dick and Jane, Emeril's "There's a Chef in My Family", Emeril's Creole Christmas, Eric Carle, Gooseberry Patch Christmas, Hunting, I Love Lucy, Ice Fishing, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Friends, It's a Wonderful Life, Knitting, Lighthouses, Magic Spoon Cookbook for Kids, Magic Tricks, Mary Kate & Ashley, Master and Commander, Max and Ruby, Patriotic, Paula Deen's Home Cooking, Poker (Card Game), Polar Express, Princess Diaries, Quilting, Radio Flyer Nostalgia, Science Projects, Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee, Spanish Language Bilingual Cookbook.
There are over 35 baskets in all, with themes that will make great gifts for kids from 1 to 92.
The Literary Gift Baskets are sold "silent auction" style, and anyone can submit a bid on as many baskets as they wish. All proceeds from the project go toward supporting the Storm Lake Public Library.
Through December 2, baskets will be displayed at the Library and downtown in the former JC Penney's building. Bids can be made on any basket during that time. The Library will host a Cookie and Coffee Open House on Friday, November 19, where the public may view the baskets and enjoy treats from Abner Bell's and Page's Bakery. Library Open House and Chamber Business After Hours on Tuesday, December 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Storm Lake Public Library. The public is welcome to attend this event. High bidders will be notified by December 4, and all baskets will be delivered or available for pick up that day.