Send letters to Santa from the Linton Public Library
The Linton Public Library is corresponding directly with the North Pole so children can get their wish lists to Santa Claus in time for Christmas.
Library director Jamie Tyner said the children are given a letter to fill out, and drop into the special mailbox for Santa Claus.
"They can come pick the letter up at the circulation desk. ... When they fold it in half there is a fake stamp in corner and they can write name and address on it," Tyner explained.
Children can fill out the letter at the library or take it home and return it to the special mailbox later.
The letters are then forwarded onto Santa, and he sends a letter back to the children. The children will also get treats to set out for Santa's reindeer and possibly a gift for themselves.
"Everyone who comes in to get their letter back from Santa gets a special treat for Santa's furry friends, and first eight or so get another special treat for themselves," Tyner said.
Several children have turned in their letters telling Santa what they want. Letters sent back from Santa and the treats will be available Dec. 19-23.
Tyner said the library has done a similar project in the past, but they wanted to create a more unique program to get children interested.
"We tried to make it a little different where there will be a mailbox for them to drop off their letters," Tyner said.
For more information, contact the Linton Public Library at 847-7802.