LIBRARY NOTES – December 2021

By Pamela West-Finkle



Happy Holidays! Holy Days! On behalf of the Library Board and our staff , we would like to wish you a very merry holiday season and blessed New Year!  It’s hard to believe it’s nearly the end of 2021!  This year has been a blur and we all have hope that next year sees the end of the pandemic. Thank you to all who volunteered and donated your time, talents, and contributions.  Between our Garden Tour fundraiser and our annual fund drive, we raised over $17,000 this year. We are so grateful for your support!

As far as holiday hours, we will, of course, be closed on the 25th for Christmas and January 1st for New Year’s Day.  There is a chance we will be open for a bit on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, but be sure to call the library before coming down.  As the weather gets snowier, just a reminder that we close for inclement weather (heavy snow/ice) and generally whenever Andes school has a snow day.

SANTA is coming to the library!!!

Yes, boys and girls, Santa is making a special visit to the Andes Public Library…live and in person! Saturday, December 4th, we hear the fire truck is going to deliver Santa at the library at noon and will begin seeing youngsters soon after!  With the recent increase in Delaware County Covid cases, we are asking that all visitors over age two wear masks inside the library and when talking to Santa.  To help encourage social distancing, we would like to invite community members to sing carols on the porch or in the gazebo. Lots of hot chocolate will be on hand.  If you would like to set up a time to see Santa, please email or call the library at or 845-676-3333.  We’re not sure how long he’ll be able to stick around as he is very busy this time of year, but we hope you can make it with the kiddos!

Tails and Tales Writing Contest Submissions

We are showcasing their original stories in laminated storybook form near the circulation desk. The winners of the contest are: Pippa, Olivia, Lucy and Maria Collins.~