December 7, 2019 10:08:20 PM
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System (CLPLS) will host its annual Snow Day on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m.-noon. Snow Day is free and will take place at the downtown branch's upstairs meeting room and is sponsored by the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. Those attending will have a chance to see snow magically created, take photos with Santa and more.
All are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas to watch magician David Strange create snow before their very eyes, followed by photos with Santa and Miz Claus. Snow Day is an annual children's program held by CLPLS to invoke Christmas cheer and to provide the smallest library customers with a snow day they may not actually receive from Mother Nature.
"We're looking forward to another Snow Day where we can lounge about with our smallest patrons, watch an awesome magic show, eat some cookies, and even catch a glimpse of Santa and Miz Claus," said Tori Hopper, children's services and programming coordinator for CLPLS. "This event is completely family-friendly, and we ask that children be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program."
The Snow Day program has been a treat for young library patrons and for library staff, too. The event also provides a chance to see the library's "Festival of Trees" Christmas trees that will be on display at the same time, said Erin Busbea, director of CLPLS.
"This year is our ninth annual Snow Day, and every year we have just a little more fun. It is always so heartwarming seeing the children's eyes light up when they come into the library during this holiday season," Busbea said. "Not only do they get to experience a real-life magic show during the program, but they also get to see all of the Christmas trees that are decorated within the library, and that is where the true magic of Christmas is seen."
To learn more about Snow Day or other children's programs at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System, contact Hopper at [email protected] or at 662-329-5300.