Get your family outside to stretch their legs, read a book, and solve a puzzle with Coded StoryWalk®. The book for December is Maple and Willow?s Christmas Tree by Lori Nichols. ?Maple and Willow love trees?and now they are getting their first real Christmas tree. It is going to be the best Christmas ever! After a snowy expedition to pick out the perfect tree, it?s time to decorate. But whenever Maple gets near the tree, she starts sniffling and sneezing. Could she really be allergic to the perfect Christmas tree? And if so, how will the girls find a way to make this the best Christmas after all?? Before you begin your walk, stop by the library?s front desk and pick up a Coded Tales worksheet. As you walk from business to business, each page will be marked with a letter that should be written on the worksheet. When you finish the story, you will have spelled out a special message that you can return to the library to receive a prize. The Coded StoryWalk® begins at the Upper Sandusky Community Library and continues in the windows of the following businesses: A Cut Above, Corner Inn, SURGE, Neumeister?s Candy Shoppe, Fay Family Dental Care, A.J.?s Heavenly Pizza, Johnson Orthodontics, The Barber Shop, Community First Bank, First Citizens National Bank, Mustard Seed Market Place, Woven Yoga, Richardson Flower, and Upper Fire Systems.
If you enjoy the stop-motion animation of holiday classics like ?Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? and ?Santa Claus is Coming to Town,? be sure to attend December's Steampunks meeting. You'll be using several types of clay to create your own stop-motion animation-like creations. So, let your imagination run wild with your own holiday style. Steampunks is intended for students in grades 6-12. The program will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 12 in the library?s large meeting room.