Library News


New Book Display for December

Come see the Winter Holiday book display at the Pierson Library. We have recommended books for all ages and for all holidays, as well as perennial winter favorites.  If you are preparing for Christmas, your children might enjoy reading “Eloise at Christmastime” while you find new ideas for the celebration in “The Everything Family Christmas Book.” During this Hanukkah period, a child might like to read “Candlelight for Rebecca” or join you in looking at “Celebrate the Jewish Year.” We have books about Kwanza as well.  Youngsters might enjoy “L’il Rabbit’s Kwanzaa” as you find ideas in the book “Kwanza from Holiday to Every Day.” 

Upcoming programs in the Pierson Library youth area:

Movie afternoons are back for another season! On Thursday afternoons you can once again stop in to the library to watch a movie and enjoy a free snack with friends and family. This afternoon, Thursday Dec. 13, features a screening of “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” rated PG.  Next week’s feature on Thursday, Dec. 20, will be “Polar Express” also rated PG.  All movies begin at 3:15 pm.

Tuesday Crafternoons are back as well! Join us to build handmade gifts for friends and family.  The last Crafternoon of this season will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 3:30 pm. Get crafty with Popsicle sticks and create a wooden sled to hang in your window! Younger children should have a parent on hand to help with the construction.  No registration is needed for this program.

Home School Book Discussion

 This Friday, Dec. 14 at 10:30 am. Homeschoolers gather this week for the monthly DCF and Red Clover book discussion. Join us for the discussion and make a craft with your friends. Call the library at 985-5124 with questions. No registration is necessary. This program is aimed toward school aged students.

Everglades Art Exhibit

For the month of December we continue to feature a photography exhibit entitled “The Evergladethat showcases the work of Karen Leonard.  The artist describes her love for the unique beauty of this special place in Southern Florida, “My father, Tom Leonard, discovered Everglades City in the 1980s and would quietly spend most of his winter there because it was the best place to fish.  Christmas vacation in 1993 was the beginning of my yearly visits to his ‘special fishing sanctuary.’ This art show is a fraction of what has unfolded during the eighteen years of viewing the exquisite sights of The Everglades. I am grateful for the opportunity to share with you the unique and fragile body of water supported by Mangrove trees and maintained wildlife.” Be sure to take some time to check out this fascinating photography exhibit during its remaining month.

Congratulations to our newest library patrons.

When you are five years old you can get your first Pierson Library Card.  Come with your parent(s) and fill out a short application at the front desk.  Then you can borrow books from the library on your own card.  Here is a list of our newest card holders:

Owen Brooks

Darren Chen

Sharon Chen

Happy reading adventures to all of you. Don’t forget: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

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