For the 2nd year, the staff at the Dover Public Library decorated a tree for the Festival of Trees (held last Friday night). This year, our theme was "Christmas with Mother Goose" and we featured ornaments and streamers from dozens of classic nursery rhymes. Featured on long garlands were The Three Little Kittens (and their lost mittens), Hickory Dickory Dock (plus all the running mice), Humpty Dumpty (accompanied by all the king's horses and all the king's men), Jack and Jill (tumbling down the tree with pails), and Little Bo Peep (and of course her sheep). Our tree topper was a bedazzled Mother Goose exorting everyone to "Believe!" and watching over all her rhyming characters.
We were thrilled when this year's high bidder at the silent auction decided to donate the tree back to the Library where it could be viewed by everyone. What a thoughtful gesture! And we are very grateful to now have the Mother Goose Tree on display in the Children's Room for the holiday season. Come in and see how many nursery rhymes you can recognize and recite! Thanks so much, Anne K., for your generosity!