Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
Peace on Earth, good will to men,
kind thoughts and words of cheer,
are things we should use often
and not just once a year.
Remember too the Christ-child, grew up to be a man;
to hide him in a cradle, is not our dear Lord’s plan.
So keep the Christmas spirit, share it with others far and near,
from week to week and month to month, throughout the entire year!
written December 17th 1976
by Norman Wesley Brooks
U.S. Design Engineer (1923–2002)
Thursday, December 18
Preschool Storytime – 10:00 a.m.
NCKL Book Van
Sunday, December 21
Thursday, December 25
Thursday, December 25 – Saturday, December 27
Christmas Holiday – Library Closed
Do You Know?
The Hope Community Library partners with the Hope school library for educational outreach. Funded by a local grant, enrichment is offered once each week to students in preschool through fifth grade.
Also Good to Know:
A convenient collection box is available at the Hope Community Library for “Box Tops for Education”, collected for the local grade school. “Labels for Education” and “Best Choice Labels” are also accepted.
“The Perfect Fake” by Barbara Parker
“Devil May Cry” by Sherrilyn Kenyon
“Dark Side of the Moon” by Sherrilyn Kenyon
“Devil’s Corner” by Lisa Scottline
“Your Heart Belongs to Me” by Dean Koontz
“Acheron” by Sherrilyn Kenyon
“Silks” by Dick and Felix Francis
“The Dark of Day” by Barbara Parker
“The Cracked Pot” by Melissa Glazer
“Love’s Fortune” by Laura Frantz
Large print adult fiction:
“Port Mortuary” by Patricia Cornwell
“The Sherlockian” by Graham Moore
“Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel” by Lee Child
“Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good” by Jan Karon
“The River” by Beverly Lewis
“The 6th Extinction” by James Rollins
“Rooms” by Lauren Oliver
“The Monogram Murders” by Sophie Hannah
“Eisenhower: A Life” by Paul Johnson
Young adult fiction:
“The Infinite Sea” by Rick Yancey
“Risked” by Margaret Haddix
“Hunt for Jade Dragon” by Richard Evans
“Danger Down the Nile” by James Patterson
“Dappled Annie and the Tigrish” by Mary McCallum
“The Missing Pieces of Me” by Jean Van Leeuwen
“Where I Belong” by Mary Hahn
“The Animal Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth”
“Bear Sees Colors” by Karma Wilson
“Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories”
“Magic Tree House Survival Guide” by Mary Osborne
“Merry Christmas, Bugs!” by David Carter
“Ace Wonder” rated G
“Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups” rated G
“The Nut Job” rated PG
“Freebirds” rated PG
“Rise of the Guardians” rated PG
“The Odd Life of Timothy Green” rated PG
“The Croods” rated PG
“Arthur Christmas” rated PG
“Ice Age: Continental Drift” rated PG
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” rated PG
“The Lorax” rated PG
“Kung Fu Panda 2″ rated PG