The Champlain Library is offering many programs and activities during December leading up to Christmas. Although the library is currently closed to the public, curbside pickup service is available Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Patrons still have many opportunities to benefit from what the library offers.

Preschoolers can listen to a different Christmas story on Facebook each Tuesday at 10 a.m. 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 a watercolour stained glass picture together on Zoom.

One chapter of the book ‘How Winston Delivered Christmas’ will be read each day from December 1 to December 24 by Children’s Services Librarian, Alicia Heinzle. A daily craft idea will also be shared. Listen to Alicia on the library’s Facebook page leading up to Christmas.

On December 20, a name will be drawn to win a fabulous gift basket filled with a family jigsaw puzzle, books, chocolates and craft kits. Any patron who takes out Christmas material (books, movies, CDs, book bags or magazines) from today until December 20 will have a chance to win.

The Adult Fiction book club will continue to meet in December and an Adult Craft Kit will be available during the week of December 6.

Not sure what to do with your liquor, wine or beer bottles and cans these days and during the holidays? Empty containers can be dropped off any time at the Depanneur Lalande at 143 Main Street in Vankleek Hill. Don’t forget to mention it is a donation for the Champlain Library.

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