Join us for some Christmas magic in September as a precursor to First Church of Christ’s Old Kentucky Christmas! For the first time, Boone County Public Library (BCPL) is partnering with First Church to bring An Old Kentucky Christmas Gathering, a sampling of First Church’s popular annual event, to the community in the fall. Bring the whole family to experience the nostalgia of the 1800s. Learn about the history of Boone County, listen to a story, create an ornament, enjoy some of the games and crafts pioneer children loved, and much, much more. An Old Kentucky Christmas Gathering will be held at Boone County Public Library, 1786 Burlington Pike in Burlington on Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No registration is needed, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for First Church’s annual community event, An Old Kentucky Christmas, which takes place December 8-11. Travel back to a time before Toys R US, before Black Friday, before A Christmas Story and Ralphie’s memorable encounter with a Red Ryder BB Gun…all so that you might get the smallest taste of Christmas during a simpler time. Last year, First Church welcomed over 12,000 people to their Christmas Pioneer Village and invited the community to make candles, decorate cookies, visit the woodworker’s bench for a traditional Christmas ornament, and so much more. As usual, you’ll have the opportunity to listen to a special Christmas-themed reading by your favorite BCPL librarians and the Library’s Local History Department will help you travel back in time with a display of historic pictures!
An Old Kentucky Christmas Gathering at the Library
Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 41005
For more information about An Old Kentucky Christmas Gathering, please call (859) 342-BOOK (2665), press 1 for Main Library and ask for Youth Services.
An Old Kentucky Christmas
Thursday, December 8 and Friday, December 9, 5-8 p.m.
Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, 2-8 p.m.
First Church of Christ, on the corner of Hwy. 18 and Camp Ernst Rd. in Burlington
For more information about An Old Kentucky Christmas, please call (859) 586-4673 or visit www.anoldkentuckychristmas.com
Jordan Padgett has worked for Boone County Public Library for eight years and works as the Youth Services Programmer. She holds a B.A. in English, Creative Writing from Northern Kentucky University and loves a good story.