It is the season when Mrs. Santa comes to the Bristol Area Library, located at 619 Old County Road in Pemaquid, to greet everyone at Mrs. Santa’s Kitchen. It will be a grand morning from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 14, with homemade cookies and candies being sold by the pound at the annual Friends of the Bristol Area Library fundraiser. People can build an assortment of cookies and candies for the holidays that can be consumed immediately or frozen to have at Christmas.
While people are filling plates, baskets, or tins with gourmet treats, the children will be entertained with Holiday Story Time, singing, and crafts. There is something for everyone.
Next door, used paperbacks and hardback books will be on sale in the used bookstore, Book Ends. There are fiction and nonfiction books, children’s books, and holiday books, too. The variety and the high quality of the books will likely be impressive; one may find some that will make great gifts for the holidays.
Mrs. Santa’s Kitchen is a lovely way to celebrate the holidays and support the Bristol Area Library. One can take home cookies and candies for one’s family or as gifts for friends. Bring a basket or tin, or use the plates that will be provided.
Library hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays 2‐6 p.m.; and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon.