Holiday Happenings @ your library!

Tree Lighting & Bell Choir Event – Dec 4th 6 PM
After we light the tree and sing a few favorite holiday carols, the public will be invited back inside to enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, followed by a performance by the English Handbell Choir of the First Congregational Church of Pelham. The Bell Choir is an annual favorite performance that isn’t to be missed!

Family Craft Night – Dec 9th 6 PM
Come create your own uniquely painted holiday beverage container during our annual Family Craft Night! Kids will have the opportunity to create a hot cocoa mug to give as a gift or keep for their very own. One ceramic mug will be provided for the first 30 participants. Adults will paint holiday wineglasses or other glass items dug up from around the house. Free glasses will be provided for the first 20 participants, but crafters are encouraged to bring their own spare glassware if they’d like to create more than one.

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Children’s Events:

The Polar Express – Dec 18th 6 PM
All aboard the polar express! Please join us for this annual tradition where we enjoy cookies and cocoa and a very special storytime featuring this award-winning classic by Chris Van Allsburg. Kids of all ages are encouraged to come in their pajamas for the authentic Polar Express experience. Don’t forget your camera, because a very special visitor will appear for photo opportunities!

Holiday Storytime Session:
This storytime session will from Tuesday, November 18th – December 19th. The theme for this abbreviated session is Holidays and Happy Times!

Our storytime sessions run for six weeks, with a two week gap in between each session. Each session has a specific theme designed to help kids learn while having fun! Check our monthly calendar for specific dates.
The weekly schedule is as follows:
            CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR (Ages 3 &4) Tuesdays @10:00am
            LUNCH BUNCH (K’s & 5’s) Wednesdays @ 11:45
           BABY STORYTIME (Newborns-18 mos) Fridays @ 10:00
           JUST 2’S (Just for 2-year-olds!) Fridays @ 11:00

Daddy & Donuts Storytime – Dec 13th 10:30 AM
Daddies (or Mommies!) can come and enjoy coffee and donuts while kids of all ages enjoy a Saturday morning storytime and craft.

Teen Events:

Hot Chocolate & Holiday Movie Night – Dec 9th 2:30 PM
Welcome the holiday season with the screening of a favorite holiday film as selected by the PPL’s Teen Advisory Group. There will be a selection of festive holiday treats and delicious hot chocolate to enjoy throughout the movie.  *Admission will be one non-perishable food item to be donated to the Pelham Food Pantry.* The event will start at 2:30 and will wrap up at 5:00 in the Molly Hobbs room on the second floor of the library.

Humane Society Donation Box & Teen Library Card Amnesty!
Throughout the month of December the PPL’s Teen Advisory Group will be hosting a donation box in the main lobby of the library for the Lowell Humane Society. At this time of year the LHS is in great need of supplies for both the many animals they take care of as well as items needed for daily maintenance. Presently, we are hoping to acquire some donations that fulfill their wish list, including: paper towels, blankets for cats and dogs, leashes, chew toys, new leashes, etc.

The LHS currently houses cats, dogs, and small animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits, and birds who are all in need of new materials. If you are interested in donating materials please feel free to consult the LHS’s wish list found at this link:
All items can be dropped off at the library beginning December 1st.

Additionally, all December long teens in need of a new library card can donate a non-perishable food item to wave the $2.00 library card replacement fee. All food items will be donated to the Pelham Food Pantry.

Family Events:

Watch “Maleficent” at the Pelham Senior Center! – Dec 30th 1 PM
ALL AGES are welcome to come and watch a winter break showing of Disney’s Maleficent at the Pelham Senior Center in this jointly sponsored program.