Whitmore Library is spreading cheer this holiday season, and there’s a way for everyone to celebrate in December.
The Whitmore Senior Advisory Board is once again sponsoring a Mitten Tree to benefit The Road Home Midvale Shelter. Library patrons and Cottonwood Heights residents are invited to fill the library’s Christmas tree with mittens, gloves, hats, scarves and socks. Items are needed for men, women and children. These donations will be taken to the shelter on Dec. 22 to keep shelter residents warm and toasty.
The library will be celebrating the season with some fun holiday programs and activities for all ages. Teens will have a chance to try their hand at Parkour on Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. Teens are also invited to make things this month – for gifts or just for themselves. On Dec. 15, they can make bath salts and scrubs, and on Dec. 22, they can make holiday duct tape crafts. Both programs begin at 4 p.m. and require registration by visiting the library or calling 801-944-7539.
Families will enjoy a festive Frozen Magic Show on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. along with a visit from Santa on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. Make sure you bring your camera and your wish list! Kids will also enjoy the Santa’s Toy Bag Puppet Show on Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. with a second performance on Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Everyone is welcome to make some holiday origami on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and Winter Wonderland: Storytime with Ducks on Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. (featuring real ducks) is sure to entertain children of all ages.
Whitmore Library will cap off 2016 with a New Year’s Eve Kid’s Countdown Dance Party with Miss Anna. We will count down to 12 p.m. (noon) and ring in the new year! The party starts at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 31.
Because of the holidays, the library will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 21 for Christmas Eve and the beginning of Hanukkah and also on Monday, Dec. 26 for the observance of Christmas.
The library will close at its regular time of 6 p.m. on Dec. 31 and then be closed on Monday, Jan. 2 for the observance of New Year’s Day. Regular hours will resume on Jan. 3.