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Library creates ‘winter wonderland’ in courtyard

Mathews Memorial Library has for many years offered a variety of programs to the community during the holiday season. But this year brings a set of challenges that make celebrating very daunting, said director Bette Dillehay.

Just as individuals and families are struggling to adapt traditions to the rigid rules of social distancing, the library has been forced to establish rules limiting activities by reducing occupancy and cancelling all program activities, said Dillehay in a press release.

Not content to wait it out until another season in another time, she said, the library is offering a new experience for the season—a “winter wonderland” in the library courtyard.

Believing that the opportunity to get outside in a peaceful setting would be welcomed by all, said Dillehay, the staff “has gone to great lengths” to create a space for residents to enjoy.

On top of that, she said, visitors who drop by on Wednesdays will be able to enjoy a cup of mulled cider while “savoring t...

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