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Dec 22, 2009

The stars just seem to shine brightest on Christmas Eve. Read by library staff.

Recording time: 54 sec.

Dec 20, 2009

'Twas the Night Before Christmas is a classic poem by Clement C. Moore. Treasured for many generations, it is possibly the most well-known poem about Santa and his eight reindeer. Can you name all eight reindeer?

Read by Randy Erdman, Former Mayor of the City of Albert Lea.

Recording time: 3 min., 04 sec.

Dec 17, 2009

Jolly Old St. Nicholas is a favorite Christmas carol of many. What do you hope to get from Santa when he visits?

Recording time: 1 min.

Dec 11, 2009

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus is the reply letter printed in The New York Sun to Virginia, who had written a letter to the editor asking if Santa Claus really exists.

Listen to Tristyn and her grandmother Terry Olson read the real-life letters of Virginia O'Hanlon and Francis P. Church published in 1897.


Dec 1, 2009

The Velveteen Rabbit, Or, How Toys Become Real by Margery Williams is about a Velveteen Rabbit who is given to a boy for a Christmas present. The rabbit learns that if he is loved enough by the boy he will become a real rabbit.

The Velveteen Rabbit is an award-winning beloved classic children's story.

Read by Bev...