This little creative interpretation of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” takes on a definite library slant and is so cute! It is making its rounds on our SCASL Library Listserv, and very much worthy of sharing!!
“Christmas Wishes”Written by Frankie Adkins, ML, NBCT Professional Storyteller President Ex-Officio North Carolina Storytellers Guild PO Box 295 Honea Path, SC 29654
‘Twas the month of December, and all through the school
The kids were excited; the teachers were, too.
The sun, it was shining; The weather was warm.
When from the library there came a loud cry!
“Oh goodness! Oh gracious! Oh what shall we do?
We have just too many books overdue!
We’ve sent out the notices to no avail.
What do you suppose has caused us to fail?
The semester is ending, the holidays neigh.
Why, St. Nicholas soon will fly through the sky!
We have an idea – What more can we do?
We’ll make an announcement to say, please won’t you
Bring your book back today, or as soon as you can,
So we can get on with our holiday plan.
Look under your bed. Check in your locker.
Maybe you’ll find a book. Won’t that be a shocker!
And all of the books will come back like they should.
That’s the end of this poem. (Don’t you think it’s quite good?)
So bring us a present, but not one you bought.
Your overdue book is the one that you ought.
Then go sing some carols and deck all your halls,
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Have a Cool Yule you all!”