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San Juan Ridge Community Library Update

posted Dec 6, 2018, 4:27 PM by Kristin Snell

by Mary Moore, Librarian

OPEN TUES & THURS 11-7   SAT 10-4                                                  

Closed for these Holidays: Dec. 25,27 & Jan. 1, 2019                                   

Phone: 292-3008                                                                                              

Location: Next to Head Start on Oak Tree in North San Juan.


This is the fifth year we have been gifted with a Christmas Tree by Roger Rollings & Bill Pynchon of You Bet Farms. Thank you guys! To go with it is the book, Solstice Evergreen  The history, folklore & origins of the Christmas Tree.  (394.26 Karas)

I’m having trouble getting in the holiday mood this year.  Maybe I shouldn’t have sent all my present money to KVMR for the victims of the Paradise fire. I’m pretty sure the Grandkids will understand, but I am breaking a tradition.  In the book, Unplug the Christmas Machine (394.268 Robinson), he lambasts the materialism of the holidays (see pg 92 for the” RULES of GIVING”), and then gives great suggestions of how to simplify the whole season and create loving traditions to enjoy with family and friends.  To support that idea, we have lots of activity and cook books to enjoy with children, and many beautiful holiday picture books to read together.   Nourishing Traditions (641.5 FAL) also has some great ideas. I will even donate my book from home, Flight of the Reindeer.  After you read it, you will understand the scientific theories that explain the flying.

To help with “getting Mary in the mood” Roo, Nichole, Laura and the board  are hosting a “COOKIE EXCHANGE AND LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE,  SUNDAY DEC 16TH 12-3PM. We will have holiday storytime, cookie exchange and kids activities for the whole lot of you!

May I suggest a New Year’s resolution?  Come to the Library more often!  Happy Holidays!!!