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In the December issue
On Saturday, December 10, from 1 to 3 pm, the library will host a holiday tea to encourage our patrons to escape the stress of the holiday season for an afternoon. Try a sampling of teas donated by The Honey Hole and accompanied by light refreshments, enjoy harp music provided by Jean Moxley, and be entered to win tea and literature-themed door prizes. We hope you'll join us!
Thoughts from the County Librarian

As the holidays draw near children become more and more excited.  A fun, free way to pass December days with children is to surprise them with library books. Instead of buying, borrow! Check out enough books to read a new one each day of the month and enjoy reading together. At the end of the month bring the books back to the library and get new ones! This is a wonderful way to encourage reluctant readers, and the gift of literacy doesn't cost a penny. Literacy begins at birth as babies listen to voices around them and continues for toddlers whose oral language development builds a foundation for later reading success. Evidence shows that the more children ages birth to five hear books read aloud, the more prepared they will be for learning to read upon reaching kindergarten.  The library has an extensive collection of books for adults too. While wrapping presents for loved ones this holiday season, take time to wrap yourself up in a good book! Reading is a gift that never grows old.

Suzanne Moore 
Ashe County Public Library will open at 1 pm on December 9 so our staff can receive training . We will also be closed
December 24-26 and January 2. 
As Suzanne so aptly writes, the gift of reading is good all year long. Click the button below to view and place holds for staff recommendations of new and new-to-us books!
Building a Book Club
We need your help to plan a new book club for 2017! What will it be? Short stories? Award-winning fiction? Members' choice? Your opinion counts! Please click the link below to complete a four-question survey.
Building a Book Club Survey
Be sure to mark your calendars for special events such as Ornamentality & Santa Too! and the Teen Holiday Shindig. A full calendar of events is available online via the button below. 
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