Special to GUIDON
The Bruce C. Clarke Library is scheduled to host “Winter Wonderland” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16 in place of its traditional Santa Claus visit. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, Santa Claus will not be present, but his elves will be ready to take photographs and hand out a small gift to all children who attend.
Clarke Library requires families to sign-up so staff can keep the amount of people in the Children’s Library room to a minimum. Sign up before Dec. 9 by calling 573.563.4113 or stopping by the library, Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments will be scheduled in 10-minute timeframes.
Staff ask that families arrive at least 10 minutes before their designated time slot. There will be a Winter Story Walk around the library before or after each visit with the elves. Social distancing and masks for patrons 6 years and older will be required. At this time, there are only enough slots for 48 families, but another date may be added if there is a long wait list, library staff said.
(Editor’s note: Information in this article was provided by the Bruce C. Clarke Library.)