It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Scottsboro Public Library in anticipation of Santa’s arrival. From hanging snowflakes to decorated trees, the atmosphere inside the building is one that even Buddy the Elf would approve of.
“I try to make the library a magical Christmas place for families this time of year,” said Laura Pitts, library director. “There is nothing better than walking into a place during Christmas and feeling like you are right there at the North Pole. It’s a feeling of wonder that children understand, and we adults tend to forget.”
The Scottsboro Public Library will host their annual Jingle Bell Christmas event on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Santa will be at the event from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. only.
“We are excited to bring our annual Christmas event back to the community,” said Pitts. “What is more exciting is that the day of our program will mean an entire day of Christmas fun in the entire Scottsboro community. People can start the day visiting us at the library with their families, then stick around town for the remainder of the Main Street Scottsboro festivities that concluded with the annual Christmas parade.”
The library’s Christmas program is free and open to everyone in the community.
“It’s important to keep these events free for everyone to take part in,” said Pitts. “We are grateful for community support and grant funding that make these programs possible.”
Library staff ask everyone to arrive at 9 a.m. early to ensure that a visit with Santa can be made.
“Santa will only be here from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. He has to return to the North Pole after 11 a.m. so it’s important that everyone make plans to visit Santa that morning.”
Parents can take photos of their children with Santa or stop for a family photo with him. Activities include craft making, reindeer games, snacks, ornament stations and more.
“We hope everyone can come out and attend the event. Rain or shine, Santa will be here, and we will have a lot of fun.”