You are at the Top of the Library Christmas Wish List!

Christmas at the Library is drawing near and we need your help! Nearly 400 Christmas Volunteers will do everything from read to the children, help with the carriage rides, serve in the Dairy Bar, greet guests in the Bookstore, and participate in the live Nativity.

 

National Teddy Bear Day

Today marks the annual celebration of National Teddy Bear Day. This cuddly children’s toy is the namesake of our annual winter children’s event – The Teddy Bear Tea. This annual event shares the message of the birth of Jesus Christ to our younger audience—children age 5 and older. Along with story-telling to inspire the children …

 

National Teddy Bear Day

Today marks the annual celebration of National Teddy Bear Day. This cuddly children’s toy is the namesake of our annual winter children’s event – The Teddy Bear Tea. This annual event shares the message of the birth of Jesus Christ to our younger audience—children age 5 and older. Along with story-telling to inspire the children …

 

Celebrating New Birth

As we wrap another year of Christmas at the Library, we are thanking God. Of those who visited during Christmas, more than 100 gave their lives to Christ! And, as it turns out, there were other new births at the Library this Christmas…

 

Emmanuel, God is With Us

You may recognize the word from the timeless Advent hymn, but do you really know what “Emmanuel” means?

 

From the Perspective of our Volunteers

As Christmas at the Library enters its final weekend, we are blessed to share with you the perspectives of some of our volunteers. Without them, Christmas at the Library wouldn’t be possible. It takes hundreds of volunteers to make this event happen, and to them, we all say “thank you.” If you haven’t been to see them in action, we hope you come out tonight or tomorrow night.

 

Elvis, SpongeBob and James Brown at The Library?

On a busy night in December, about 800 people will take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the Billy Graham Library. They take one of 10 Victorian-style carriages pulled by horses with names like Elvis, SpongeBob and James Brown.

 

“CHRISTmas hasn’t been lost”

When I heard about volunteering for Christmas at the Library, my top choice was story time. What better way to spend an evening than reading Christmas stories to a wiggly but intrigued bunch of small children? What I didn’t count on was how much I would be inspired by them.

 

The Christmas Ride of their Lives

Why does this couple volunteer to serve at Christmas at the Library’s carriage rides? “Christmas is a time to be able to share our Savior’s love and birth and happiness.”