Thursday, December 8, 2011

It's the Holiday Season

December is usually a busy time of year for everyone, whether you participate in holiday celebrations or not. There's a sense of haste in the air as everyone rushes to complete errands or simply get out of the cold. If you have children, literacy is probably not at the top your list this month. Fortunately, Ruben Casteneda, director of EPAL (El Paso Area Libraries consortium), has some great tips for promoting literacy during the holiday season. Ruben also says that he'll be giving books as gifts to his nieces and nephews this Christmas.

Don't forget to stop by the library in between all those errands you're running. We have lots of new books, ebooks, and DVDs coming in almost weekly. We also have some fun and entertaining events happening during December for all ages listed below.

Literacy Tips for the Holidays:
  • Set aside a special reading time.
  • While cooking for the holidays, let your child read the recipe and measure the ingredients.
  • Read a book while the food is baking.
  • Let your child write the gift tags.
  • Have your child read to others.
  • Go to the library for storytime and/or Santa’s visit.

Upcoming events at the Dorris Van Doren Branch:

Cello Quartet Performance featuring students from Franklin High School
Tuesday, December 13 @ 4 pm 4:30 pm

Santa Visit!
Saturday, December 14 @ 4 pm

Monthly Movie Matinee (call 875-0700 for movie title)
Saturday, December 24 @ 3 pm

The staff at the Dorris Van Doren Branch wishes everyone safe and happy holidays!

Check out the Family Room!