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November 27, 2012

Hampstead library offers gift ideas

HAMPSTEAD — Anyone who has holiday shopping to do and is looking for something a bit different should know the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library may have a solution.

Here are a few suggestions of things the Friends have for sale that will help them support the library while possibly solving one or two shopping problems.

Among the items available are those heavy-duty canvas tote bags with a picture of the Story Garden on the front. These bags are practically indestructible and a generous size besides. Or consider a small framed print of Sign Island or a larger matted Sign Island print that could be framed.

There are still people who actually write notes instead of sending email and the Friends have them covered with two different possibilities. There are sets of Points of View note cards or individual photo notecards. The Points of View cards offer three different paintings of the old Meeting House done by three local artists, each in a different style. These cards came about as the result of a joint exhibit by the artists at the library a few years ago.

Finally, the Friends have a video of Hampstead history done by Don Duston several years ago. They are all available at the library. Just ask at the front desk.

In keeping with the holiday spirit, the December raffle basket features Santa Claus in many different forms.

The red and green basket contains wooden Santas, ceramic Santas, a glass Santa, a pewter Santa, a fabric Santa, Santa napkins, a Santa notepad and chocolate Santas. This collection of Santa Claus figures plus can be yours only if you purchase your raffle ticket at the library’s front desk.

Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The winner will be drawn just before the Friends’ program of holiday music on Dec. 11.

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