Everyone is busy at this time of year and the Back Mountain Memorial Library is no exception. But the library is prepared to help you cross some errands off your to-do lists.
Remember the library when you are searching for a unique gift for someone special on your holiday shopping list. The library always has a supply of slightly-read books in excellent condition available for purchase, but did you know that we also sell inexpensive gift items perfect for holiday giving? Stop by our Holiday Shop in the front foyer of the library to browse the many holiday decorations for sale, including table-top Christmas trees, beautifully-decorated wreaths, figurines and collectibles, serving dishes, holiday cards and new gift bags.
New this year, is the library's sale of vintage hand-blown glass ornaments and Plasticville U.S.A. houses (in original unglued condition) and accessories for placing under your Christmas tree. The one-of-a-kind handmade ornaments range in price and vary in size and color, but all are unique and will add an element of Olde Worlde to your holidays. All proceeds from the sale of these donated items directly benefit the library.
Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Back Mountain Memorial Library's annual Holiday Open House. This year the Open House will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 19 and Thursday, Dec. 20. Stop by the library on those days and enjoy light refreshments and soft instrumental holiday music.
Reminder: Both the library and the Slightly Read Bookshop will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 to celebrate Christmas and also will be closed on Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 to celebrate New Year's Day.
The library will re-open at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26 with regular hours and the Bookshop will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26; Thursday, Dec. 27; and Friday, Dec. 28 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29.