Library ready to send some special letters

WELLSBURG — Elves of the Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg and its Follansbee branch will be sending out personalized letters to all the good boys and girls this Christmas, according to library officials.

“The Friends of the Brooke County Public Library started this Santa letter program about 10 years ago,” said library employee Joyce McAlpine, who added Dec. 20 is the last day to order the $2 letters from Santa that can be sent to area children.

But the personalization offered through the Friends of the Brooke County Library doesn’t just stop at letters.

Library officials also can create custom children’s books, so kids can read illustrated stories about themselves and their friends and family, with themes of Christmas, birthdays, outdoors and more, according to McAlpine.

Personalized baby books also are available for new parents.

McAlpine said the books can be ready usually within two weeks, and the cost is $15.

Those interested may stop at either library location to place an order for a letter or book. The library in Wellsburg is located at 945 Main St., and the Follansbee branch is located at 844 Main St., Follansbee.

Letters also can be ordered on the Wellsburg Library Website,