A decade long tradition returns to the Fraser Public Library and a special guest in red will make an appearance to kick-start the holiday season.
The Friends of Fraser Library are hosting their annual Christmas Caper Dec. 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fraser Public Library. This event has been a tradition for more than a decade and is the second biggest fundraiser for the library.
“The Christmas Caper was originally an event put on by library staff with some assistance from the Friends of Fraser Library and as it evolved through the years, it has changed greatly as different persons are willing to share their talents,” said Karen Arendall, president of the Friends of Fraser Library board. “In its present form, a day of fun is offered in our city with a chance to meet Santa, read to a therapy dog and nibble of some delicious homemade cookies.”
The Christmas Caper will have many activities including a silent auction, a white elephant gift sale, bake sale, book sale, face painting, holiday crafts, and an appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
New this year, patrons will be given a holiday themed passport to take around to each of the events. They will collect a special stamp for visiting that station and after collecting six stamps, they will be entered into a drawing for a prize.
“The Friends start planning the Christmas Caper as early as the year before to ensure the event has something for patrons of all ages and closes out the year on a good note,” Arendall said. “We even have set our date for the 2020 Christmas Caper already.”
The Fraser Public Library’s Christmas Caper is a free event open to public.
About the Fraser Public Library:
The mission of E.C. Weber Fraser Public Library is to provide equitable access to information, to be a place of connection for community engagement, and to enrich the lives of our patrons by encouraging them to explore and learn. We strive to situate our library within the community as a place of education and recreation through technological developments, personal connection, and sense of discovery. With a collection of more than 50,000 items, we seek to provide access to a wide variety of current material for the education, entertainment and enrichment of the community. We aim to provide an environment in which members of the community can come to interact, inform, educate and entertain themselves as groups or as individuals. We seek to aid Fraser community members in coming together to read the books they love, to share the interest they have, and to provide access to the knowledge and tools they need.