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Magness Library open house Dec. 12
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Magness Library is decked out for the holidays with nine beautifully decorated Christmas trees displayed throughout the facility. According to assistant director Michelle Chisam, the historic library is more welcoming than ever with the holiday spirit.
In an opportunity to share the spirit of the season, a library open house will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend, view the decorations and tour the facility.
“The main idea is for everyone to come see the nice, welcoming and beautifully decorated library, and to see the renovated children’s room,” said Chisam.
Decorated trees are located throughout the library, starting in the main lobby, where a large traditional red and white embellished tree stands. The auditorium is heavily decorated with a Victorian motif featuring metallic gold and bronze ornaments, embellished with assorted feathers and flowers.
“Many of the decorations in the auditorium were donated by the family of the late Nancy Stubblefield, and they are lovely,” said Chisam. “We have some that are traditionally decorated and some contemporary, with all the colors of the rainbow represented.”
Refreshments of mulled cider, hot chocolate and cookies will be served throughout the event. 
The library staff is organizing a Polar Express event to take place Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas, and will be treated to hot cocoa and cookies. Reservations must be made for the activity by calling Magness Library at 473-2428.