**The library will be closed December 22 – December 26 for the Christmas holiday**
**The library will close early at 5:00pm on Wed Dec 7th, and open late at 11:00am on Thurs Dec 8th**

This holiday season, the Gibsonville Public Library is excited to give the gift of sharing! In December, the library will join NC Cardinal, a growing consortium of 216 public library locations in 62 North Carolina counties dedicated to sharing resources and expanding opportunities through the use of a single online catalog. NC Cardinal expands items available to you from about 13,000 physical items currently available at the Gibsonville Public Library to over 7.7 million statewide! Learn more about our move to NC Cardinal at our Holiday Open House on December 8th, or read more online at giblib.org/cardinal.

Holiday Open House Cookie Exchange
Thursday December 8th 4:00pm – 7:00pm
The library’s annual cookie exchange is back!! Cookies will be accepted Tues. Dec. 6, 9 AM – 7 PM, Wed. Dec. 7, 9 AM – 5 PM, and Thurs. Dec. 8 before 4 PM.  Please bring at least 3 dozen to share.
Help make our Cookie Exchange a Gibsonville Tradition!   More details and cookie form at giblib.org/cookie-exchange

    • 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.
    • Leftover cookies not claimed by 5 PM Friday, Dec. 9  will be discarded or donated.

Personalized Water Bottles
Need a last minute DIY gift for this year? No problem! join us Saturday December 17th @ 11:00 am for a morning of fun as we craft personalized water bottles using a Cricut machine. Spots are limited so register today at https://www.giblib.org/event/personalized-water-bottles/.
All materials will be provided.

Knitting/Crochet Club
Like to knit or crochet? Want to learn? Come join the Knitting/Crochet club to get advice and share ideas with others who love knitting/crochet as much as you do! Open all ages and skill levels. Supplies are available for anyone who doesn’t have their own.  The Knitting Club will meet this month on Saturday Dec 3 at 10am and Tuesday Dec 20 at 5:30pm.

STEAM activities, Tuesdays at 4:00 PM      giblib.org/steam
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities are designed for ages 6-12, and will usually take place in the library’s community room on Tuesdays at 4 PM.  No registration is required – walk-ins and first-time visitors are welcome.

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
Dec 7 – STEAM
Dec 14 – Career Day, Thomas Heeter (Santa!)
Dec 21 – Book Challenge: Ungifted
Dec 28 – No Activity.  Happy Holidays!

Tuesday Morning Storytimes, 10:00 AM
Children birth – age 5 are invited (along with their caregivers) to visit the library for story time! Share songs, stories, and activities with Miss Ashley. Storytimes will be held in the library’s community room, so space is limited. No registration is required for Tuesday morning storytimes – walk-ins and first-time visitors are welcome.