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Library Offers Winter Wonderland, Holiday Magic
During the recent Saturday holiday program offered at the Escalon Library, Tony Borders enlists the help of some youngsters from the audience to perform a rope trick. Marg Jackson/The Times

From a winter wonderland to some magic with Frosty the Snowman, the Escalon Library has been a busy place in December.

Tony Borders came in with his Frosty’s Magic Hat show on Dec. 9, utilizing a mixture of magic, puppetry and ventriloquism to entertain the kids and parents alike. Several audience members got to help out with some of the magic tricks and the fast-paced show kept the laughs coming.

On Dec. 12, kids and parents were invited to a special Winter Wonderland event to make handcrafted ornaments, play in a little snow and generally just get into the holiday spirit. The same evening, the San Joaquin Handbell Ringers brought their specialty music to the library.

Regular hours for the library on Second Street are Monday and Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed noon to 2 p.m.); Friday noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The library will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Monday, Dec. 25 and the popular storytime and Makerspace programs will resume in January.

Preschool storytime is offered Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., starting back up on Jan. 4 and Makerspace also returns on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. for the older kids.

The Friends of the Escalon Library host an ongoing book sale, open the same hours as the library, with books and magazines available for sale for as little as 25 cents apiece.