The Friends of the Rockingham Library are hosting the Library’s Community Holiday Party on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The public is invited to this free family-friendly event. Join the festivities! Light refreshments will be served. The Stringfield Springers will be performing live. Children of all ages and their families are invited to decorate a gingerbread person in the Library’s Youth Department between 11am -12 noon. The Friends’ Holiday Raffle and Silent Auction will conclude at the Library on at 12:30 p. m.

Stop by the Library anytime to see all the prizes on display, to make a bid on the silent auction items or to buy some raffle tickets $1 each, 6 for $5. Silent Auction items include felted wool landscapes by Maeve Sabine, an Anne of Green Gables basket with doll, book & tea party set (created by Eileen Charbonneau), Debbi Wetzel’s miniature paintings of the four seasons, Saxton Distillery’s Sapling Maple Liqueur, a basket of bears plus Brown Bear, Brown Bear board book (donated by Village Square Booksellers) and one dozen muffins each month for a year baked by John Bohannon.  Raffle items include gift certificates to many area shops, a fleece throw, a seashell collection, children’s books, a bath set and small sketch book with colored pencils. All proceeds from the silent auction and raffle will benefit the Friends of the Rockingham Free Public Library.

In addition, families are invited to call (802) 462-4270 or email [email protected] Youth Librarian Sam Maskell to reserve a free 10 minute family portrait session with local professional photographer Kristie Lisai at the Rockingham Library from 2 -4 p.m. on the same day as the Community Holiday Party. Each participating family will receive at least 5 free digital images. Update your family portraits and make a lasting memory. Be sure to make a reservation with Sam before Dec. 7. Sessions are reserved on a first call basis. Sessions spots are limited with no walk-ins allowed. Update your family portraits and make a lasting memory.