POMEROY — One of the favorite holiday events in Meigs County each year is the gingerbread house making evening at the Pomeroy Library.
Each year the Meigs County Public Library hosts the event at its Pomeroy location, with dozens of kids and adults attending to design their own gingerbread house.
Tuesday night saw another large crowd for the event as individuals and families packed the basement of the library to decorate houses with cereal, candy and many other edible decorations.
The gingerbread house event is just one of the many holiday themed programs this month as the library will also host a Polar Express party, Breakfast with Santa, and a Cookie Club: Cookie Exchange over the next few weeks.
The Cookie Exchange will take place on Friday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Pomeroy Library. For the cookie exchange, participants are to bring a dozen cookies and will leave with a sampling of a dozen. The event is also to include discussion of Christmas cookie cookbooks and recipes, as well as the sampling of cookies.
Breakfast with Santa held at 9 a.m. on Dec. 17 at the Pomeroy Library. Pancakes will be served. Pictures with Santa are free of charge.
The Polar Express party will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 20. The party will include watching the movie (wear you pajamas), hot cocoa and sugar cookies and a craft after the movie. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Library. The Polar Express Party is for ages 5 and up. Registration is required.
Also during the month of December, the library is hosting “Food for Fines.” The Library is once again be accepting non-perishable food times in exchange for fines. A dollar will be waived in overdue fines for every canned food or non-perishable boxed item donated to our food drive. Charges for lost material will not be waived. Library staff is required to ensure all items donated are within expiration date. Collected items are distributed to local food pantries.
In addition to Food for Fines, the library is conducting “Presents for Puppies.” Through the end of the year, the library is accepting donations for the Meigs County Dog Shelter.
Bring in something for the shelter as listed below, with the receipt and the library will waive double the amount paid from overdue fines. Needed items include, collars; leashes; large metal food bowls; canned food; dry food and puppy chow; towels; blankets; treats; toys; large dog bones; chew toys; laundry supplies.
For more information on the upcoming programs contact the Meigs County Library at 740-992-5813.