'Holiday Open House' in Candyland with Santa Kick Off Annual 'Holiday Store' for Kids at Library Center and Library Station

November 15, 2011 — Children can stretch their quarters and dollars further when they shop for Mom, Dad, teachers and friends this season at the annual Holiday Store at the Library Center beginning Nov. 26 and the Library Station on Dec. 3.

The store, set up inside the libraries, features a wide variety of fun and practical holiday gifts for all ages, at kid-friendly prices of 25 cents to $8.

Friends of the Library volunteers will help children shop for everyone on their gift list; children can wrap their gifts or get help from a volunteer or parent.

Opening day for the store at both branches begins with the fun-filled Holiday Open House, featuring a life-size Candyland setting with games for kids, crafts, treats and photographs with Santa Claus.

The Holiday Open House and Holiday Store schedules are: 

  • Library Center – Holiday Open House, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. The address is 4653 S. Campbell Ave.

Holiday Store, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26; 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Nov. 28-Dec. 3; and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.

  • The Library Station – Holiday Open House, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2535 N. Kansas Expressway.

The Holiday Store runs the same day only, Dec., 3, from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

The annual project is sponsored by the Between Friends Gift Shops of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. Proceeds from the Holiday Store support children’s summer reading programs throughout the library district.

For more information about the Holiday Store call the Between Friends Gift Shop at 883-6936.


Kathleen O'Dell
Community Relations Director
(417) 616-0564
Sarah Jane Rosendahl
(417) 616-0566
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