The following events will be held at one or more branches of the Blue Ridge Regional Library to help celebrate the holidays.
*On Dec. 16 & 17, all branches will offer a Santa’s Surprise Giftbox Giveaway. Giftboxes contain an activity, craft, or treat and a special surprise from Santa. Available while supplies last for children ages 10 and under (child must be present to get gift box.).
* On Dec. 17-22, Bassett and Martinsville branches will host an exclusive Letters to Santa program. There will be a special Express Mailbox directly from the North Pole set up at both the Bassett and Martinsville branches. Santa’s helpers will be available to help with taking photos and putting letters in the mailbox. Special treats will be distributed to children who bring in their letters (while supplies last.) For children ages 10 and under (child must be present to get treat)
*Beginning Monday, Dec. 20, all branches will participate in the Blue Ridge Regional Library System’s 2nd annual Holiday Cheer Food Giveaway. Each library branch will provide meals for those in need in its signature red totes. Patrons can stop by any one library branch to get a free tote that includes a meal. Totes will be distributed until all have been claimed. Families in need may collect one free tote at one branch of the library system.
For more information on these or any other programs, contact your local library branch:
Bassett Branch Library: (276) 692-2426; Collinsville Branch Library: (276) 647-1112; Martinsville (Main): (276) 403-5430; Patrick County Branch Library: (276) 694-3352; Ridgeway Branch Library: (276) 956-1828