Young and old alike are invited to enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas celebration on Dec. 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Oakfield Public Library.
The winner of the community coloring contest will kick off the celebration with the lighting of the village tree in front of the library at 4 p.m. We will then head indoors where you can enjoy beautiful decorations, music and fun. Guessing contest for all ages, view and vote for your favorite entry in our ornament contest, and search for the 12 clues of Christmas. Children will enjoy a visit from Santa; along with activities to entertain them in the children's area.
Hayrides through the village will be conducted to enjoy the holiday lights and displays. Hayrides will begin at dusk. Dress warmly and bring a blanket. Enjoy cookies and warm cider when you return to the library.
Showcased in the village community room are trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. Those who attend can vote for their favorite themed tree.
Dianne Bilitz, past director at the library will wrap up the festivities by reading "The Night Before Christmas" after the children have had a chance to visit with Santa.
The library will also begin it's annual Food for Fines campaign. Pay off up to $5 in Oakfield Library fines with a donation to the local food pantry. Each item is valued at 50 cents. Dry and canned food items, as well as personal care items are appreciated. The food drive will run through December. Items are distributed locally.
Browse a huge selection of holiday items available for checkout including classic and favorite movies and music. Hundreds of holiday books are available, from children's stories to adult holiday novels to cooking and crafts. Many of these titles will not go on display until the day of the party, so you will want to get them before they are gone.
Thanks to the many volunteers, participating businesses, the Village of Oakfield and the Oakfield Beautification Committee for their assistance with our annual event. We hope you will make "Christmas at the Library" part of your holiday traditions!