2014 Holiday Gift Giving Guide

A preview of our guide!
A preview of our guide!

Feeling uninspired and overwhelmed by holiday shopping this year?

Check out a list of suggestions curated by the Children's Librarians! Our favorite books, toys, games, and more are sure to make your loved ones smile this year.

Find great gifts for ages birth to 12!

If you want it in a video format, we can supply that too.

Ferguson Resources for Parents

A picture from Ferguson, MO's public library
A picture from Ferguson, MO's public library

Maybe you're getting some questions you don't know how to answer, or you want to make sure your child learns about the broader issues at stake with the Ferguson, MO events.  We've created a booklist of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry that deal with American history, African- American experiences, and civil rights.  Read on!

A St. Louis high school librarian created a LibGuide with resources about Ferguson, which are definitely geared towards high schoolers but may be of interest.

Eww, that's gross!

photo courtesy of islime
photo courtesy of islime

Cakes that look like kitty litter boxes, animal poop and kids eating fried worms. From fact to fiction this booklist has every gross thing that makes you say,eww!

Winter Crafts

Image courtesy of Arlington Public Library
Image courtesy of Arlington Public Library

Monday, December 15th at 4pm

Join us as we make winter inspired crafts. Ages 3 and up. Drop-in.

Noon Year's Eve

image courtesy of flickr user Meaghan Mountford
image courtesy of flickr user Meaghan Mountford

Wednesday, December 31st 11:30am-12:30pm

 

Join us as we countdown to the new year but at a time when your little one can stay up, noon! There will be festive crafts and dancing as we count down to 2015!

All Ages. Drop-in.

Family Film: Planes: Fire & Rescue

image courtesy of imdb.com
image courtesy of imdb.com

Friday, December 26th at 1pm

 

Dusty the cropduster returns in this sequel to Disney's 2013 Planes. This time around Dusty joins a fire and rescue squad and is trained as a firefighter. Check out the trailer. Rated PG, Running time, 83 minutes.

Drop in. All Ages.

Winter Classics

image courtesy of imdb.com
image courtesy of imdb.com

Fridays at 10 am

Join us for short family-friendly classic winter films. Drop-in. All ages.

Friday, December 12th: Frosty the Snowman (NR, running time 48 minutes)

Friday, December 19th:  A Charlie Brown Christmas (NR, running time 25 minutes)

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Frozen Sing-Along

Come sing Frozen with us!
Come sing Frozen with us!

Due to the popularity of this program, the waitlist is currently full. Please visit the Kids Programs Calendar to view other events this month.

Tuesday, December 30th at 1pm

Join us for the sing-along version of Frozen. There will be costumes, a wintry photo booth, props and much more. We encourage you to come in costume! Watch the trailer here.

All Ages.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Fireside Tales

image courtesy of flickr user kazy79
image courtesy of flickr user kazy79

Wednesday, January 14th at 4pm.

"Oh the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful..."

 Join the Children's Librarian's for hot cocoa and stories by the fire.


Grades 2 and up

Register

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Stuffed animals having a party!
Stuffed animals having a party!

Thanks for a great Stuffed Animal Sleepover!

To view the pictures of the stuffed animal shenanigans, visit our Flickr page.  Those who dropped off stuffed animals can come pick them up any time!

If you're curious about what books we read, it was Waiting is Not Easy by Mo Willems and Here comes Santa Cat by Deborah Underwood.

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