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GENERAL DECEMBER 3 NEWS
Library Hours and Holiday Closings 
The Louttit Library is presently open for in-library browsing as well as curbside pick-up, during the hours stated above. Please call the library at 401-397-3434 if you are unsure.

The library will be closed for Christmas on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25, as well as Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1 for New Years.
Gift Card Donations for WG Children
In place of our annual toy drive for West Greenwich children in need, we are requesting gift cards (Walmart, Target, etc.). We will be collecting until Saturday, December 12 for the West Greenwich Department of Human Services. Thank you.
Winter Reading Challenge *For All Ages*
This winter, we have a special challenge for readers of all ages. Track your books and accomplishments on Beanstack, and upon completion you'll be entered to win a Reader's Basket. Curl up next to a roaring fireplace with your cup of hot chocolate and click here to get started.

Monday, December 21, 2020 through Friday, February 12, 2021
CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT NEWS
Come See Santa *Next Week*
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Louttit Library on Monday, December 7 at 6 p.m. This will be a drive through event, where everyone stays in the car, to ensure Santa is healthy for Christmas Eve deliveries.

Upon arrival, pull into the Soccer Field entrance (off of 102--see
photo of entrance here) which is near the town hall annex. When your car reaches Santa and Mrs. Claus, children can wave and say hello from the car and drop off any letters or pictures for Santa. The first 100 children under 9 years of age will each receive a small goody bag from Santa. We will have ample signage and folks directing traffic to help you find your way to Santa.

If there is inclement weather on Monday, December 7, please call the library. We have a rain date set for Monday, December 14. 
It's storytime! Join Ms. Stephanie for Boxitects by Kim Smith.
In search of new tween books to read? Discover Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror by Natasha Farrant as Ms. Stephanie shares the first chapter aloud. 
Ms. Stephanie's Favorites
2020 may have been filled with many unexpected challenges, but one bright spot is the fantastic books that were published this year. If you're looking for reading recommendations or Christmas gifts, here are some of Ms. Stephanie's favorite picture books of 2020.

Click on the link to put them on hold, or stop by and check them out:
The Hidden Rainbow, by Christie Matheson
My Brother the Duck, by Pat Zietlow Miller; Illustrated by Daniel Wiseman
Boxitects, by Kim Sith
The Run, by Barroux
The Old Truck, by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey
Nana Akua Goes to School, by Tricia Elam Walker; Illustrated by April Harrison
Run, Sea Turtle, Run: A Hatchling's Journey, by Stephen R. Swinburne; Photographs by Guillaume Feuillet
Feast of Peas, by Kashmira Sheth; Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler
In a Jar, by Deborah Marcero
How I Trained my Dog in 10 Days, by Norma Lewis; Illustrated by Tom Tinn-Disbury
Hibernate, Migrate, or Play in the Snow Program
On Wednesday, December 30 at 11 a.m. come learn about local wildlife species and how they make it through the cold New England winter. Meet a migratory bird and reptiles and amphibians that hibernate. This program is conducted through Zoom and is presented by the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Recommended for ages 5+, families welcome! Registration is required: email Ms. Stephanie to reserve your spot.
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Take-Home Storytime
Stop by to grab a bundle of books to enjoy at home with your children. Each kit includes 3 books, 4 shaker eggs, a letter of the day puzzle, a craft, and a sheet of songs, rhymes, and activities all based around the theme.
Storywalk©
Enjoy the next crisp, sunny day while reading a picture book along the path behind the library. On the library front porch--in front of the double doors--you’ll find a map to the trail and storywalk© stops. Pick up a craft to go with the story. No registration required, simply stop by and take a stroll. Stay tuned for a brand new story mid-December.
Zoom Storytime *Last 2020 Session*
Log onto Zoom Storytime with Ms. Stephanie for the last session of 2020 at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 7. Registration required; contact Ms. Stephanie to sign up.
No Fines Period Extended
The Louttit Library, along with other Rhode Island libraries, will continue not charging fines through March 1, 2021.
Kanopy Streaming Service
Stream indie movies, documentaries, art house titles, older movies, and more from home with Kanopy. Patrons of Louttit Library, who have Louttit Library cards, can access up to six titles per month for free.
Get started by clicking here.
Louttit Library Puzzle Exchange
If you're a lifelong puzzler--or if this pandemic has recently turned you into one--and you've found yourself running out of puzzles left to do, Louttit has exciting news for you: join our new Louttit Library Puzzle Exchange. Borrow a puzzle from the library for as long as you need to complete it. Then return it with all the pieces and check out another one.

If you'd like to shorten one of the towering stacks of puzzle boxes you already have in your living room, then bring one to exchange (Note: the puzzle must have all of the pieces). We also offer free cardboard puzzle boards that you can keep. 
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