Reading in a Winter Wonderland


The Leander Public Library is putting on its Winter Wonderland Celebration this weekend.

Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Dec. 10, the celebration features crafts, Christmas treats and even a visit from Santa himself. 

The Family Winter Reading Club, Hibernate with a Good Book initiative also will kick off at the event, running from Dec. 10 to Jan. 10. The program consists of family members reading together to collect prizes.

“We will be giving away books from the Carol North Memorial Fund,” Cindy Lagresa, Youth Services Librarian said. “Many people donated books and money for books in her [North’s] name.” 

Carol North was a Leander ISD teacher for 22 years at Whitestone, Blockhouse Creek and Knowles elementary schools. She died unexpectedly earlier this year and at her memorial service, many of her former students told family members that they attribute a portion of their success in life to the head start they got in Carol’s classroom.  

“Carol North’s family wanted to pay special tribute to her in a way that would continue her legacy of sharing the gift of reading,” Library Director Priscilla Donovan told the Hill Country News in July. “They have donated many of Carol’s books as well as funds to the Foundation that will be used to enhance our children’s programs. The library, and the Leander Library Foundation, are honored we can help carry on her legacy.”