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Wear your jammies to the Library
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Since moving into the new building on Floyd Street nine years ago, Newton County Library employees have established a few holiday traditions for children in the area.

Carol Durusau, director of children's services at the Newton County Library, said children from age 5 to second or third grade can enjoy the Pajamas in the Library event starting at 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Every year we always do a holiday story time," Durusau said.

Children will gather around the library's holiday tree to hear stories told by Durusau and other library employees about the December holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza.

"Everybody wears their pajamas and the children can bring their blankets and teddy bears and other bedtime stuff," Durusau said.

She added the Covington Women's Club is providing refreshments for the night.

"It's always fun and everybody has a good time with it," Durusau said.

Another children's program will be a magic show at 4 p.m. Dec. 18 performed by Tommy Johns called "Artic Express."

"It's a sort of a train ride around the world for different winter holidays," Durusau said.

Johns will take the children on a virtual tour of how winter holidays are celebrated in different countries across the globe.

The show will also introduce children to the classic book "Polar Express" written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, which was recently turned into a movie featuring the voice of Tom Hanks.

For more information about children's programs and services at the Newton County Library, call Carol Durusau at (770) 787-3231.