You Better Watch Out! A History of Santa Claus

Santa Claus is the most recognizable symbol of Christmas in America. But "the jolly old elf" began his life as a very religious personage, surrounded by myth and mystery.

Learn how Nicholas Bishop of Myra got transformed into the red suited figure we know today. Along the way meet Emperors Aurelian and Constantine of Rome, hear the dowry story that started the whole thing and learn the true meaning behind the names of those "eight tiny reindeer."

Library Elf on the Shelf

elf the the shelfSanta has announced that this year a Shelf Elf has been assigned to the Franklin Library and the Springboro Library. They plan to arrive on December 1st, but before then, we must give them each a name. Both branches will have their own list of names. Cast your vote, one time at each library, between November 14th - November 26th.

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