The Champlain Library is offering many programs and activities during December leading up to Christmas. Although the library is currently closed to the public, while maintaining curbside service, patrons have many opportunities to benefit from what the library offers.

Preschoolers can listen to a different Christmas story on Facebook each Tuesday at 10 am and can pick up a Christmas craft each Monday to do at home. Take and Make craft kits and Science kits are available for children of all ages and teens 11 years and older will delight in making Book Page gifts together on Zoom.

Several contests will take place throughout the month. Participants in the 20 books in 2020 Reading Challenge will have three opportunities to have their name drawn. Anyone who has read 20 books in 2020 is eligible to win a book. Still need to read some books to reach your goal? Visit the library’s website for suggestions and recommendations.

On December 21 a name will be drawn to win a fabulous Christmas Bag filled with a family jigsaw puzzle, chocolate sweets, craft kits, stickers and a notebook. Any patron who takes out Christmas material (books, movies, CDs or magazines) until December 21st will have a chance to win.

The Fiction and Non-Fiction book clubs will continue to meet in December and an Adult Craft Kit will be available during the week of December 7th. Not sure what to do with your liquor or beer bottles and cans during the holidays? The library is holding a Bottle Drive as a fundraiser between December 7 and January 8. Containers can be dropped off during opening hours.

For more information on any of these activities, visit the website at, the library’s social media platforms or call 613-678-2216.