The library is also a collection site for two charitable efforts. Through Dec. 11, the Christmas Bureau is collecting new, unwrapped books and toys for children up to age 12. A gigantic gift-wrapped box sits in the library lobby with signs suggesting suitable gifts for different ages. Next to it is a smaller box for donations of 2011 calendars and non-personalized greeting cards and notepads, to be collected through Jan. 15 and distributed to local nursing-home residents.
Come to the library Dec. 11 and help make "Merriment at Maxwell!" a holiday festival for the books! All events are free and open to the public, and holiday refreshments will be served in the Community Room throughout the day. Then plan to return to the village that evening to witness the lighting of the Christmas tree and join village festivities at the Camillus Senior Center.
Maxwell Memorial Library is located at 14 Genesee St., Camillus. For more information, drop by the library, call 672-3661 or go to maxwellmemoriallibrary.org.