Selbyville library celebrating the season

The Selbyville Public Library is hosting two holiday events to put people in the Christmas spirit: the Capital Ringers on Dec. 8, and an Open House with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 15.

Library Director Kelly Kline said she is proud to once again be bringing Capital Ringers to the public, in partnership with Salem United Methodist Church, on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m.

“This is an event that is packed to capacity each year, so it’s highly anticipated and one the community really enjoys!” Kline said about the handbell choir. “The music is quite layered, and so the sound is really rich. It’s something we look forward to each year.”

Providing the community with access to art and entertainment is a cornerstone of Kline’s philosophy as a library director, and this event is one she said is terrific for children and adults of all ages.

The concert is held just around the block from the Selbyville Public Library, at Salem United Methodist Church. The free tickets are available to pick up at the library, and people must have a ticket to attend the show. There are 140 tickets available for the performance, on a first-come, first-served basis.

“If you’ve never had the opportunity to enjoy Capital Ringers, expect a lively Christmas show with many of the holiday classics. Because it’s a handbell choir, there is a physical aspect to the show as well, making it both a visual and audio feast for the senses!” organizers said.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be swinging by the Selbyville Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., when Kline and her staff will also provide refreshments and holiday crafts. A special performance from a student choral group is designed to make the event more merry.

People can come and tell Santa about their Christmas wishes, in either English or Spanish, as the Selbyville Public Library’s Santa is bilingual. Families will also get digital copies of their pictures with St. Nick.

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