December was filled with winter magic at Grants Public Library in Grants, NM. December opened with the reveal of a huge model train village, Kind Town Humble Mountain, installed in their indoor courtyard by a generous resident to share with the community. At the reveal event, Grants Councilwoman Beverly Michael did a read-aloud of Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid (a spin on Twas the Night Before Christmas) for local students from St. Teresa of Avila school.
A “seek and find” list encouraged folks to revisit to find all the hidden details within the village. Library Director Nadine Jiron reports that the library was so excited for the expanded village to open and a fun time was had by all at the opening.
The library’s weekly Tot & Me Time for December was filled with reindeer fun, snow globes, and frosty snowmen. Grants Public Library offers Tot & Me Time for families with littles between birth and 5, focusing on fine motor skills, eye hand and shape and color recognition through story time, fingerplays, interactive stories, nursey rhymes and songs and crafts.