Thursday, December 8, 2011

Santa Given An Excited Welcome At Wellsville Library Christmas Open House

The Wellsville Carnegie Public Library and the Friends of the Library held their annual Christmas Open House this past Monday evening. The children were entertained by the WHS Show Choir Ebony & Ivory and treated to Christmas goodies. Garfield Elementary Principal Lisa Ferguson and Miss Rachel, the Children's Librarian, read stories to the children, many of them clad in their pajamas.

Mrs. Ferguson read “The Elf on the Shelf” which is about a magical Christmas elf that is very popular at Garfield during the Christmas Season. According to the Principle no one knows where the elf is going to appear each day and it's great fun looking for him. He has magic powers and may appear anywhere in the building. No one is allowed to touch him. If they do he'll lose his magic. As pictured in the collage he magically appeared on the library's Christmas tree for the Open House Monday. Miss Rachel followed that reading the book “The Christmas Magic”.

Of course the highlight of the evening was the appearance of Santa Claus, the chief elf. From the moment he came jingling in the door he was surrounded by a crowd of children all anxious to get their wishes known. As always Santa was very obliging listening to each and everyone's hopes for Christmas. Santa gave each child a bag of treats and smaller bag of reindeer food to be spread on their lawns on Christmas Eve.

Santa told us he has a web site that can be found on-line at If you were unable to bring your child to the library last Monday you can e-mail Santa to let him know what is on that list. He said he answers all e-mails and it's free. His e-mail address is

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