On December 11, our little library had a visit from a very jolly fellow when the Andes Central School PTSA hosted the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Bohlmann Park. Bundled up against the cold and radiating smiles and laughter, community members gathered in front of the manger scene to sing carols while waiting for the switch to be thrown, turning on thousands of multi-colored lights decorating the tall evergreen. In a twist this year, Santa Claus arrived not on a sleigh or a fire truck, but instead transported from the North Pole aboard the Andes Fire Department’s “Gator” all-terrain vehicle. The festivities then moved into the library where Santa delivered gifts to wide-eyed children who brought him carefully constructed Christmas lists as everyone in attendance enjoyed an array of edible goodies, hot chocolate and coffee.
While this was the first time the PTSA coordinated the tree lighting, they certainly did a tremendous job. How wonderful it was to see the number of parents and children who turned out to enjoy the evening.
As often happens during such an event at the library, we received requests for library cards from attendees who were thrilled to discover the many services we offer to our community. If you haven’t already visited us, or if it has been awhile, stop by to see what the Andes Public Library has to offer you – thousands of books from the classics to the latest bestsellers, a wide range of DVDs and audio books, internet access via our public access computers or free wireless connectivity, magazines, copy and fax capability and so much more. The Library is a wonderful place to visit on a cold winter day. ~