Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Library Lines

Library Lines

Annette McGregor

Do you have people on your Christmas list who already have everything and need nothing? Why not make a donation in their honor to the Pontotoc County Library? Gift plaques are placed inside the book, DVD or Audio purchased with the name of the person that it has purchased in honor or memory of and has the donor’s name as well. Acknowledgment letters are sent to the person, so they know of the gift in their name. With state budget cutbacks being made this year, these donations help keep our book budget adequately funded.

Judge Charles Thomas made a donation to the Pontotoc County Library in memory of Major Zane W. Fields.

Mrs. Gloria Graham donated a new book for the library collection.

Sarah Naugher donated a new large print copy of “Sail” by James Patterson in memory of Robin Spears Hill.

Judge Charles Thomas made a donation to the Pontotoc County Library in memory of Dr. T.H. and Mrs. Elise Waller Rayburn.

Attention Parents/Grandparents/Children Monday – December 22nd at 10:00 a.m. the library will be showing 2 movies – “The Polar Express” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Wednesday - December 24th at 10:00 a.m. another movie will be shown – “Prancer”. Tuesday – December 30th at 10:00 “Prancer Returns” will be shown.

Admission is free and snacks will be served. The movies are sponsored by the Friends of the Pontotoc County Library. Children may be dropped off, if parents have last minute shopping that needs to be done. Children are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag, quilt or pillow to sit/lie on in the meeting room floor.

Sarah Naugher donated a new large print copy of “Cross Country” by James Patterson in memory of Dr. Paul Goodman.

Bruce and Tammie McCoy made a donation to the Pontotoc County Library in memory of Delaine McGregor.

The Library will be closed December 23rd, 25th - 27th and January 1st -2nd.

Sarah Naugher donated a new large print copy of “Nights in Rodanthe” by Nicholas Sparks in memory of Celeste Harlow Roye.

As the holidays get closer and closer, we all tend to spend more than we mean to, it seems that there is always one more gift to buy. One of the things that I find myself spending more money on than I would like is wrapping paper. It’s amazing to me how much we spend on something that is just going to get torn up come Christmas morning. Here’s some tips to save money on wrapping paper:

  • Keep any left over wrapping paper from the year before, don’t throw it away – you’ll need it again next year.
  • Shop for wrapping paper at dollar stores.
  • Use old newspapers – funny pages are great to use for children’s gifts.
  • Several weeks before Christmas, ask for paper bags at the grocery store. Then use the bags to wrap presents.
  • Purchase wrapping paper at the after Christmas sales and store it for the next year.

I know you don't have much time left at the end of a busy day to do anything extra. But at this time of year, you want to do something to make your home look festive and special and create the wonderful Christmas holiday atmosphere. Here are some quick ideas for quick and simple ways to add a festive look to your home without spending a lot of time or money. And you'll have time left over to really enjoy Christmas!

  • Decorate with bows. Tie generous ribbons to chair backs, candlesticks, picks in plants, wreaths, garlands, basket handles, drapery tie-backs, stair railings, and doorknobs. Bows look festive and the ribbons you choose should tie together with the rest of your decorating. Choose ribbons in colors and patterns that coordinate with your decorating scheme. Choose a ribbon that you can untie and re-tie each year. This will save money in the long run, and you'll end up with a good collection. When the holidays are over, untie the ribbons and press them lightly. The bows won't get crushed and the ribbons will be ready when you want to take them out the next year.
  • Hang holiday wreaths. Put a wreath or swag on every door you have. Of course, start with the front door to welcome guests. Go on to the back door, inside and out. Remember over the mantle, and in all your front windows. To keep wreaths year after year, buy artificial wreaths that will last. Remember, you'll need room to store them!

If interested in other new decorating ideas for Christmas, come to the library and check out the display of Christmas books. The display contains Fiction, Decorating, Cooking and Story Treasures - all about Christmas. Keep Reading – Merry Christmas.

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