Pintlala Branch Library
255 Federal Rd.
Hope Hull, AL 36043
Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian
December 1, 2016 @ 9:30 6th Grade
The Tree that came to Stay by: Anna Quindlen
Choosing the perfect tree bringing it home to put an angel on the top branch and the next morning, seeing all of the presents underneath it what excitement and anticipation for two young boys and their baby sister. In this warm Christmas story for the whole family, well-loved author Anna Quindlen sensitively evokes the emotions all children feel at Christmas.
ACTIVITY: A word activity for the holidays
December 5, 2016 @ 9:30 3rd Grade
Christmas in the Country by Cynthia Rylant
Christmas in the Country , brings the simple joys of the holiday season to families everywhere. Boxes of treasured, homemade ornaments are finally brought out of the closet; an evergreen wreath brightens the front door; an oversized tree is squeezed into the living room; and relatives gather for a delicious, noisy meal. As fresh and bright as new- fallen snow, here is a warm and loving celebration of Christmas: the memorable moments we cherish, share, and hold in our hearts — always.
ACTIVITY: Make snow flake ornaments
December 5, 2016 @ 1:00 Kindergarten
The Smallest Gift of Christmas by: Peter Reynolds
Roland can’t wait for Christmas Day, and when the morning finally arrives he races downstairs to see what is waiting for him. What he sees stops him in his tracks. Could that tiny present really be what he had waited all year for? It has to be the smallest gift he has ever seen! So Roland wishes for something bigger . . . and bigger . . . and bigger. But he’s still convinced there must be a bigger gift somewhere in the universe. Will he know it when he sees it?
ACTIVITY: The children will make angel necklaces
December 5, 2016 @ 1:45 4th Grade
The Spirit of Christmas by: Nancy Tillman
Bells jingle, sleds dash through the snow, trees are topped with sparkling stars, and children everywhere dream of candy canes and presents. But the best gift of all-the most magical gift of the season-is when we spend Christmas with those we love.
ACTIVITY: Make a Tic Tac game for the holidays
December 6, 2016 @ 11:30 Pre-K
Holly’s Christmas Eve by Wendy Watson
On Christmas Eve, Holly is ready to join the other ornaments in celebration. But disaster strikes when naughty Bad Cat bats the tree’s branches: Holly loses her wooden arm! Cloth Bear and Tin Horse rush to help her find it, meeting danger and becoming good friends along the way. Wendy Watson’s paintings glow with excitement as the trio hurries to get home safely before Santa arrives.
ACTIVITY: Color Santa’s face and countdown to Christmas
December 7, 2016 @ 11:20 Kindergarten
A Very Fuddles Christmas by: Frans Vischer
The way Fuddles, the overly indulged feline, sees the world, it’s better to receive than give! And what better gift for Fuddles than Christmas? One winter day, he wakes up to the smells and sights of the holiday: a juicy turkey dinner, sweet gingerbread, and a tree decorated with shiny, glittering toys—all for him! But when Fuddles tries to climb the tree, his family chases him away. He runs outside to escape, smack into cold and ice and snow! Will Fuddles ever make it back home in time to celebrate the merriest time of the year?
ACTIVITY: The students will decorate trees made out of foam
December 8, 2016 @ 10:30 5th Grade
The Oldest Elf by: James Stevenson
In Santa’s workshop the elves are busy building video games, helicopters, dolls that walk and talk, and racing cars that go wherever you tell them to go. No one seems very interested in the old-fashioned toys that Elwyn, the oldest elf, is making. In fact there is so little interest in them that Santa and the sleigh leave without them. It is Blitzen who tells Elwyn what happened. And Blitzen, himself too old to go dashing through the night has been replaced by a doe named Josephine. With his well-known wit and ingenuity, James Stevenson solves the Problem.
ACTIVITY: Students will play holiday Library Bingo
December 8, 2016 @ 1:30 2nd Grade
McDuff’s New Friend by: Rosemary Wells
On a snowy Christmas Eve, Fred, Lucy, McDuff, and the baby are nestled safely at home. Hopeful that Santa will make it through the blizzard, the family settles into bed…everyone except a restless McDuff, that is. With his ears in the radar position, McDuff watches and woofs through the night. Suddenly the whole house is startled by a loud thump. Could it be Santa?
ACTIVITY: The children will make snowmen out of marshmallows
Celebrating the Joy of Reading @the Library
Holiday Open House
Friday December 9, 2016
A community gathering at the library to celebrate the holiday season through music, crafts, story time and light refreshments
December 13, 2016 @ 11:30 Pre-K
BOOK: “Bears stayed up for Christmas” by: Karma Wilson
Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up–by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents!
ACTIVITY: We are making big marshmallow snowmen
December 13, 2016 @ 1:30 1st Grade
Night Before the Night Before Christmas by: Natasha Wing
It’s December 23, and Christmas is just around the corner. But one family is having trouble getting its act together. Once again, Natasha Wing follows the rhythms and meter of Clement Moore’s classic Christmas poem, yet gives it her own entirely original twist.
ACTIVITY: We are making paper bag reindeer
December 14, 2016 @ 9:30 3rd Grade
Huff and Puff’s Foggy Christmas by: Jean Warren
Two child-like cloud characters follow Santa on his rounds, creating such a thick mist that Santa can’t see to deliver his gifts. Includes Christmas songs and activities.
ACTIVITY: The students will decorate holiday ornaments
December 14, 2016 @ 3:30 GOOD TIMES
You are my Miracle by: Maryann Cusimano Love
Nothing beats the magic of time spent between parent and child, and perhaps no time is more magical than Christmas. Presented in gentle rhymes and illustrations as warm and glowing as a winter’s fire, here is one such Christmas.
ACTIVITY: Students will enjoy our Holiday Cake Walk