Children enjoy holiday stories and activities

By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Glastonbury - posted Wed., Dec. 18, 2013
Brennan, 2, plays with some jingle bells during the Holiday Story Break at the Welles-Turner Library on Dec. 16. Photos by Steve Smith.
Brennan, 2, plays with some jingle bells during the Holiday Story Break at the Welles-Turner Library on Dec. 16. Photos by Steve Smith.

Several families took a break from the holiday bustle, as about a dozen children attended the Holiday Story Break at the Welles Turner Library on Dec. 16. Children's librarian Renée Pease read three holiday-related stories – "Three Little Kittens" by Jerry Pinkney, "Jingle-Jingle" by Nicola Smee and "All You Need for a Snowman" by Alice Schertle.

Pease also included activities between the stories, such as having the children search the room for hidden mittens and building a likeness of a snowman out of pieces of felt. Especially well-received was the opportunity to shake jingle bells and sing carols.

Pease said she loves reading to the children, and several parents said they appreciate her patience and enthusiasm.

The library will also be holding a "Series-ous Fun" program for children in grades two and three, at 4:15 p.m., on Jan. 8. Young people can become "super-sleuths" and enjoy stories and activities from the Nate the Great series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Registration begins Dec. 26 for residents; Jan. 3 for non-residents.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 860-652-7718, or visit the library's website at www.wtmlib.com.


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