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By Dan Rudy 

Library's holiday celebration sees record turnout


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Alexis Easterly sits with Santa during his visits to Irene Ingle Public Library this year on Dec. 9. Due to increased participation, instead of holding a single story-telling session the library split the event into two sittings.

More children than ever before were able to enjoy this year's annual Christmas celebration at the Irene Ingle Public Library.

"It's something we've done for years," explained head librarian Kay Jabusch.

For 20 years, Wrangell's library has hosted its pajama story time every first week of December, with treats to enjoy and a visit from Santa Claus. Due to rising participation, library staff decided to approach the tradition in a new way this time around.

"We broke it up this year," Jabusch said, splitting the evening between the evenings of Dec. 8 and 9. Between both nights, 160 children and...

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