Notes from Your Alta Library

Friday, December 7, 2012

December is here and Christmas is coming; ready or not!

Are you one of the super-organized people whose shopping is all done, cards are ready for mailing, and the freezer is full of holiday goodies? Sounds great -- but maybe you are missing some of the anticipation excitement that is special to this time of the year. (At least, that's what I tell myself.)

But, whatever, your Library is here to help you. There are cooking and baking books, and craft ideas of every kind. Even if you don't actually do the things, it is an inspiration just to know it might be possible.

When it comes to wrapping gifts or writing cards, just try this -- start an audio book (we have them in every genre) and before you know it those chores are completed, and you have actually enjoyed them. It works for baking too.

Now if you are all done, or if you just need to relax between chores, a good Christmas book is just the ticket. Instead of choosing featured authors this month, the Staff has selected some of these books to be on display: "A Christmas to Remember" by Thomas Kinkade, "Promise Me" or "The Christmas Box" by Richard Paul Evans, "Maggie's Miracle" by Karen Kingsbury or "Where Angels Go" or "Christmas Tree Land" by Debbie Macomber. Any of these are guaranteed to enhance the Christmas Spirit.

It is with regret that I tell you that our director, Raquel Nelson, has resigned. She has done a stellar job. We will miss her, and wish her well as a stay-at-home mom. The board is now in the process of finding someone to take her place.

So, from all the staff as well as the library board, we wish you a joyous Christmas with family and friends as we celebrate the birth of our Lord.