Library chips in some cheer in tough year

Lynn Hobbs [email protected]

Many of us are feeling that the holidays are less fulfilling this year, less celebratory.

The staff at the library feels that way too, and we have a few ideas that you can use to lift your spirits, and the spirits of those around you, this coming holiday season.

We won’t be having our holiday open house, nor hosting the Friends of the Pendleton Community Library annual gingerbread cottage contest, but there is still a gingerbread activity sponsored by the Friends!

Stop in and grab one of our free gingerbread cottage kits, decorate it at home, then drop it off at the library for our Christmas gingerbread town, which will be displayed at the library.

Maybe you are more creative with a pen and paper.

With Pages of Pendleton, you can check out a work in progress.

Check out a book with Netflix recommendations, poems or parenting advice, all contributed by local residents.

Start the of story of “Now that I have a flying car…” and let somebody else pick up where you left off.

Come back and check out the same book to see if one of your neighbors put an unexpected twist on your tale or gave you a good recommendation for your next great binge watch.

Perhaps you are missing the exchange of gifts with friends and loved ones.

How about grabbing a paper ornament from our Wall of Wishes? These ornaments list specific gift ideas for you to purchase for a local child or family in need.

Anything from a warm pair of mittens to a new Amazon Kindle is bound to make somebody’s holiday special; and, you’ll feel good about it, too!

Or maybe you just want to warm up with a cozy winter mystery, watch your favorite holiday movies on DVD or check out a book filled entirely with cookie recipes.

Whatever the holiday has in store for you, the library is here to make it as bright and festive as possible.