It's a crafty pre-holiday afternoon for kids

Holiday CraftThe McLoud Public Library's holiday series of craft events continues with a Children's Holiday Craft, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15.

This event is for school-aged children, and will feature a holiday craft in a come-and-go setting. All supplies will be provided by library staff.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Stop by after school for our Teen Holiday Craft

ChristmaslightsThe McLoud Public Library welcomes teens for an afterschool Teen Holiday Craft, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Participants will be making a holiday-themed craft they can then take home as a decoration or a gift for a special someone.

Ages 12 to 17 are invited to participate. All supplies will be provided by the library and registration is not required to attend.

Put stories together with the holidays

Christmas byPublicDomainPicturesThe McLoud Public Library's Preschool Story Time features a special holiday feel in December.

The next story times are planned at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Dec. 6 and 13, in the Milburn Room.

Activities include not just stories, but also songs, rhymes, music and other learning activities geared to preschool-age children. It's an introduction for caregivers to the resources available through the library to help their preschooler's pre-reading skills.

And on Tuesday, Dec. 13, it will be a special Holiday Story Time and themed craft event.

Registration is not required to attend either of the programs.