*** The Library will be closed Thursday, Dec. 23 – Monday, Dec. 27 for Christmas as well as Friday, Dec. 31 – Saturday, Jan. 1 for New Year ***

2nd Annual Hometown Holiday Gift Basket Drawings!
The Gibsonville Public Library has partnered with our local business community to put together another great lineup of gift baskets!  We will hold a FREE drawing every Wednesday from December 1st – 22nd.
See what’s inside the baskets and enter for your chance to win at giblib.org/hometown

Introducing: the Friends of the Gibsonville Public Library
The Friends of the Gibsonville Public Library is a nonprofit organization focused on supporting local library services here in Gibsonville.  Learn more about the Friends and make a donation online at giblib.org/friends.  Find the Friends on Facebook at facebook.com/gibsonvillefriends.
Your contributions make a difference!

Help us build a “Gingerbread” Village – In-person maker event Sat. Dec 4th, 12-3 PM
Let’s turn cardboard boxes into “gingerbread” houses for our holiday village at the library. Use our boxes and decorations, or bring your own along with some creativity, family, and friends. There will be hot cocoa and goody bags for all participants!
**Build-at-home option: Bring your completed house to the library between 9-3 on Saturday the 4th to add it to our village!!
Optional: Think your house is the best on the block? Enter it into the contest! Library visitors can stroll through the completed village and vote for their favorite house from Dec. 6th through Dec. 18th – winners announced on Dec. 20th

Meet Local Author Andy Clapp | Thurs. Dec. 2nd, 7:00 PM
The Gibsonville Public Library hosts local author and pastor Andy Clapp as he presents his award-winning debut novel, Midnight, Christmas Eve. 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Gibsonville Town Hall (129 W. Main St, Gibsonville NC).
Refreshments provided by Gibsonville Seniors Book Club
Books available for purchase and signing at the event.

No Storytimes in December 2021
Tuesday morning storytimes will return to the library’s community room in January 2022 with some updates. Since they will be held inside, space will be limited. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, the library will also introduce Small Group Storytimes in January.  Learn more at giblib.org/storytimes

STEAM activities, Tuesdays at 4:00 PM
STEAM activities are designed for ages 6-12, and will take place in the library’s community room on December 7, 14, and 21.  There is no STEAM activity on December 28.

STEAM: Science – Technology – Engineering – Arts – Math

Homeschool Activities, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
Weekly homeschool activities held every Wednesday at 11:00 AM. More information for interested homeschooling families is available at giblib.org/homeschool
December 1 – Because of Winn Dixie Book Challenge
December 8 – Board Game Day
December 15 – Career Day with Tyrone the Mortician
December 22 – STEAM
December 29 – The One & Only Ivan Book Discussion

1st Annual Turkey Bowl (Flag Football), November 26, 2021 from 9am-Noon

This FREE event will be held In remembrance of Cameron Robertson at the Gibsonville Community Center, located at 314 10th St. Gibsonville, NC 27249.  Flag football is for ages 5-12, and participants are asked to bring a canned good to donate to the Community Food Pantry here at the library.  Click link below to sign up

Barbara’s Pick of the Month
Made In China by Anna Qu
This heartfelt and intelligent book, by best-selling Chinese American author and essayist Anna Qu, gives readers a riveting look at a Chinese immigrant’s journey to an American future. It is a must-read for everyone!

Welcome to Alex, newest member of the library team!
Alex is currently majoring in Religious Studies with a minor in Human Service Studies at Elon University.  She was born in West Texas, but says  “I call many places home! – ¡También puedo hablar en Español si prefieres!”
Her favorite book right now is For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez (“Seriously recommend for my BIWOC!!”)