Light Up the Holidays: Stories and Crafts


With four holidays falling in the same week last December, Arapahoe District Library drew kids to the library with light-themed stories and crafts. 


Calling All Santas

Three Santas are paying visits to Mid-Continent Public Library programs this December.  

Happy and Healthy Holiday Series

Photograph of a healthy holiday meal being prepared shot from above.

From meditation and karaoke to cooking and organizing, this series keeps patrons at their happiest and healthiest during the holidays.

"A Christmas Carol" Read-Aloud


Participants take turns reading out loud from the classic 1843 Dickens novella. Festive costumes and cozy drinks are encouraged!

Holiday Gift Bag Decorating


Holiday gift-bag decorating is a popular offering, whether done in-person or virtually.

Elf on the Bookshelf


You've heard of Elf on the Shelf. Why not Elf on the Bookshelf to promote library resources?

Not Today, Santa

Are you swearing off holiday programs at your library? Here are a few winter program ideas to try instead.

Nailed It / Failed It: Holiday Edition


Omaha Public Library challenged teens to make holiday treats in a program based on Netflix's "Nailed It!"

Holiday Programs with Heart

The holidays are coming, and we’re on the lookout for creative, low-cost programs with a feel-good component.

The Giving Tree

tree with holiday decorations

An artificial tree collects donations of new children’s hats, gloves, scarves and socks for the holidays at Bedford Public Library.