The Friends of the Warren County Library and Learning Center will be hosting the annual Christmas Open House at the Williamsport Public Library and Learning Center, according to information provided.
The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on December 9.
“The Holiday Open House is an old-fashioned but wonderful way to start the holiday season,” said director Chris Brown. “It’s an informal way to celebrate the holidays with friends, family, neighbors or coworkers you won’t be having the big day with and gets you in the holiday spirit. “
Brown said the first open house was held in 2002, with just a few decorated trees, cookies and punch. It has grown to nearly 20 thematic trees ranging from three foot trees to 14 foot trees. There will be live entertainment. Local musician Burt Etchison and his quartet will perform traditional Christmas music and easy jazz from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. At 6 p.m., the Wabash River Strings Dulcimer will perform until 7 p.m. and they want the kids to play with them.
Santa will be available for photos, a treat, and to listen to the kids tell him what they really want for Christmas. Mrs. Claus will be read “It was Christmas Eve”. There will be cookie decorating and crafts for the kids. There will also be door prizes.
The library and learning center got a bit of a makeover during this tough season when they couldn’t have the open house last year. The library has a new metal roof, new LED lights, new sidewalks with handrails on the steps, a new digital sign in front of the library, new computers, a new drop box, sealed parking, repainted and cleaned up. carpet. In the children’s library it has been redesigned with a new 75 inch 4K smart TV with 5.1 surround sound and a new 4k Blu-ray player, a new disabled bathroom in the children’s library and a floor plan redesigned, a permanent space for the sale of friends’ books, a new 75 gallon aquarium and meet Qinglong, a 42 foot green Chinese dragon.
“We can’t wait to show if we’re out,” Brown said.