Get tips on buying books as holiday gifts for your grandchildren

Are You the Book Parent or Grandparent? Want to take the guesswork out of finding the right gift books for the special children on your holiday list? The solution: attend a talk and demonstration by Children’s Librarian Sandy VanLandingham on Saturday, November 14, from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Branigan Library’s Roadrunner Room. There is no admission charge for this event sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library.

Grown-ups who attend will not only get good advice from an expert, but they’ll see samples of excellent children’s books that are engaging and age appropriate. They can also participate in a drawing for a gift basket valued at $30. Free refreshments will be provided by the Library Friends.

The Friends consist of more than 100 members, including individuals, families and businesses. You can meet members of the Branigan Friends, who will have a hospitality table at all children’s activities held at the library throughout the week of November 9 to help celebrate the 80th birthday of the Branigan Library. For more information about becoming a Branigan Friend or giving to the Branigan Library, visit their website,

Thomas Branigan Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

If you require an accommodation for a disability to participate in this event, call the library at 528-4005 (voice) or 528-4008 (TTY) at least 48 hours in advance.