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December 5, 2012

Families bond during library craft time

TAHLEQUAH — Three-year-old Faith Young isn’t asking Santa to deliver much this Christmas: just two presents and two pickles.

Faith and her grandmother, Chris, attended Christmas Craft Time at the Tahlequah Public Library Tuesday, and started out making 3-D gingerbread houses from foam forms.

“This is the first time for us to attend craft time,” said Chris. “But we come to story hour all the time. This is my first grandbaby, and I’m enjoying it.”

Faith focused on gluing green foam windows to the gingerbread house, and shied away from questions, except when it came to Santa.

“I want two presents and two pickles, sweet pickles,” said Faith, with a grin.

Her grandmother hasn’t been able to determine what, exactly, the parcels should contain.

“So far, she’s come up with ‘two presents’; we don’t know what they are, but we know she wants two,” said Chris. “This craft time is so nice - very special. It’s a good time for grandmother and grandbaby to be together.”

Chris said she and Faith finished making a real gingerbread house the day before, at home.

“[Faith] ate most of the icing, then she asked to take marshmallows home so she could feed the reindeer.”

Library assistant Cherokee Kimple offered four different crafts for visitors to make during Tuesday’s session.

“We have the 3-D foam gingerbread house, a 3-D paper Christmas tree they can color, a Christmas picture frame, and a melting snowman ornament that’s lots of fun,” said Kimple. “We’ve been busy since the holiday season started. I think the weather has had something to do with that.”

Craft time ran throughout the day, and Kimple indicated by noon she’d already seen about 40 people take part in the event.

“We’ll have about 100 people come through by the end of the day,” she said.

Shannon Murphy had a trio of children with her: daughters Katelyn, 3, and Brinlee 4 months; and niece Cadence, 1. They worked on the melting snowman ornament.

“We come all the time for craft time,” said Murphy. “We also come to listen to [Children’s Librarian] Michelle [Parnell] during story time every Friday. The library is a great place. The kids get to play with other children, read and look at books. The crafts are easy for the kids to do and are a lot of fun.”

Katelyn said she’d like Rapunzel for Christmas, and leaves special treats for Santa and his crew.

“We make cookies for Santa, and reindeer food,” said Murphy. “The reindeer food is oats, sugar, and red and green glitter. Reindeer love oats; the sugar makes them sweet and the glitter sparkles so they can find the food in the dark.”

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