*** The library will be closed on Monday – Wednesday, December 23-25, and Wednesday, January 1.  The library will close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31 ***

News & Announcements:

Check out our Gibsonville Holiday Guide to keep up with all the activity in town this season!

The library’s second annual cookie exchange will be held on Tues. Dec. 17 from 3-7 PM. Cookies will be accepted Sat. Dec. 14, 9 AM – 3 PM, Mon. Dec. 16, 9 AM – 7 PM, and Tues. Dec. 17 before 3 PM.  Please bring at least 3 dozen to share. Everyone who contributes homemade treats will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card.
Help make our Cookie Exchange a Gibsonville Tradition!
* We welcome all types of cookies and easily portioned candies/desserts like fudge, fruit bars, peanut brittle, peppermint bark, etc.
* Please include ingredient information with your cookies so that we can ensure those with dietary restrictions are safe and happy at our cookie exchange.
* Contributors do not need to be present at the exchange in order to win the gift card. All sweets included in the exchange will be accompanied by a form that includes the contributor’s name and contact information.
* Leftover cookies not claimed by 5 PM Friday, Dec. 20 will be discarded or fed to Anime Club attendees ?
More details and cookie form at giblib.org/cookies

Holiday Food Drive | November – December 2019
It’s that time of year. The library is holding our annual holiday food drive during November and December. We accept canned and other nonperishable food items. In past years we have used cans to “pay down” fines, but since we don’t charge late fees anymore (!), our food drive is purely for the benefit of our neighbors who need some extra help.
Thank you for your continued support!

Free ACA Open Enrollment Help | Saturday, Dec. 7, 10:00 – 2:00
Open Enrollment for ACA ends on December 15. Come get some free help and make sure you and your family are covered. We will have trained enrollment assistance at the Gibsonville Public Library from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
Schedule your appointment online at giblib.org/events or call (855) 733-3711

Sock Tree, Wrapping Station, and Secret Santa Books | December 2 – 21
Help decorate our Sock Tree this year! Socks are the most requested item in shelters across the country, and we are looking for newly purchased socks in all sizes to help those in need. Plus, underneath our tree you’ll find a treasure trove of free Secret Santa Books! These donated items are wrapped and ready for gifting – but aside from some hints on the gift tag, you won’t know what your Secret Santa book is until you unwrap and read. Have gifts you need to wrap in secret? Stop by the library after you shop to wrap away from prying eyes. We have free wrapping paper, bows, tags and more on hand all month!

Family-Friendly New Year | Tuesday, Dec 31, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
It’s 12:00 somewhere – and that means the new year has started in some places around the world already! We’re celebrating with themed foods and activities from countries that are ringing in the new year this afternoon. Did you know that at 3:00 PM in Gibsonville it is 12 midnight in Dubai? Help us count down to the new year in Iran, Russia, Greece, and more. Appropriate for all ages, and a fun way for kids to count down to 2020!

School-age Activities

Afterschool S.T.E.A.M. Activities | Thursdays at 4:00 PM
Join us for a fun STEAM (that’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) activity each Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM during the school year. These activities are intended for elementary and middle school students. This month: 4-H Game Changers Science Challenge Activities and a special holiday food-art project!

Homeschool Activities | Every third Friday at 10:00 AM
Homeschool families are invited to join us every third Friday at 10:00 AM for STEAM activities and the chance to meet other area homeschoolers. Activities will mirror afterschool themes each month. Next activity is Friday, December 20 at 10:00 am.

Ani-Makers – for Middle and High School students | Every third Saturday, 1:00 PM
Calling all anime fans, creative types, makers and friends! We want to start a group just for you. Each month, we’ll get together to watch a fun animated thing and create a fun thing, too. This is your group – so we want you to help shape our activities to reflect your own interests. Have a great craft idea? Share it! Have a new favorite show? Share that too! Bring your friends and make some new friends. Next Meeting Saturday, December 21 at 1:00 PM



Saturday Family Storytimes – Saturdays at 10:00 AM
We are now offering a family-style story time each Saturday morning at 10:00 AM.
Join us for fun stories, songs and activities and bring the whole family!

Toddler Story time
| Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
Kids 3 and under and their caregivers are invited to come enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs.
Pre-K Story time | Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
These story times, geared for 4-5 year olds, feature stories, crafts and activities.

*** Special guest storyteller will visit us on Tuesday, December 17th at 11:00 AM ***