Annual Safford Library Holiday Open House is December 13

Contributed Photo/Courtesy Safford-City Graham County Library: The library's annual holiday open house is Dec. 13.

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Bring your family and friends to the Safford City-Graham County Library on Tuesday, Dec. 13 to celebrate the season.

Throughout the day, the library will be filled with Christmas cheer and candy canes for everyone.  The activities begin at 10 a.m. with a Christmas-themed playtime for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a visit from a special visitor in a red suit. A holiday movie marathon will be screening some of our favorites all day long including “The Polar Express” at 1 p.m. and “Elf” at 3 p.m. In the lobby, the Friends of the Library will host its annual Holiday Treats and Baked Goods Sale beginning at 2 p.m.  From 3-6 p.m., children can make an ornament while teens and adults enjoy making their own holiday decorations.

From 4-6:30 p.m., the library will have a variety of live holiday music from bell ringers to school choirs; guest readers with your favorite Christmas stories and even a community sing-along. Musical performers include community groups such as the Safford High School’s Vocal Ocho, the Gila Valley Chorale, John’s Joyful Ringers and the Boys and Girls Club of the Gila Valley Choir.  The highlight of the evening will be Safford Police Chief Joe Brugman reading the classic “The Night Before Christmas” around 6 p.m.

“This is one of our favorite events of the year,” said Library Director Leanne McElroy.  “Bringing live music and storytellers into the main part of the library is just fun. With all the lines and rushing around of the season, we encourage folks to drop by, relax and enjoy all we have to offer.”

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