Tuesday, December 22, 2009

He Knows if You've Been Reading...



Twas the Night Before Christmas--Little Shop Edition

Twas the night before the night before Christmas
When all through the bookstore
Decaturites were gathering, shopping for more.

The books were placed on the shelves with care
In hopes the customers would come and shop there.

The children were eager for stories before bed
While visions of Skippy and Olivia danced in their heads.

When up on the roof there arose such a clatter
We threw down our books to see what was the matter.

When what to our wondering eyes should appear
But Dave and Diane, the owners so dear.

Cheering for their hard-working staff in all their fame,
They whistled and shouted and called them by name:

"Now Krista! Now Terra! Now Justin and Cal!
On Sydney! On Marcy! On Matt and on Al!

"This year was awesome and here's the proof--
The Halloween party, Neil Gaiman and a huge tree on our roof!

"Judy Schachner ate cat food, Rick Riordan spoke,
Dogs came to storytime and Jeff Kinney told jokes.

"We haunted the basement, we read stories each week
We helped you find the perfect books that you seek.

"Upstairs we had camps and birthday parties galore
And next year we promise all this and more."

Then Santa appeared and he gave a huge smile,
"Little Shop is the best!" and the whole crowd went wild.

He met every child and tossed books from his sack
And promised everyone he would always come back.

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a yell
And away they all flew like a bat out of hell.
But I heard him exclaim as he turned back to look,
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good book!"


Come hear Santa read the real story tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 7pm at our Night Before the Night Before Christmas Storytime.

--Krista, Cal, Al and Justin

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