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Steeleville library takes kids for ride on the Polar Express

  • Grace Evans, daughter of Eric and Courtney Evans, meets with Santa at the Steeleville Public Library's Polar Express event on Saturday, Dec. 11.

    Grace Evans, daughter of Eric and Courtney Evans, meets with Santa at the Steeleville Public Library's Polar Express event on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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  • Sophie Rieckenberg, daughter of Eric and Deanne Rieckenberg, mails her letter to Santa at the Steeleville Public Library. At right, Stella Evva, the library's Elf on the Bookshelf, rides the Polar Express.

    Sophie Rieckenberg, daughter of Eric and Deanne Rieckenberg, mails her letter to Santa at the Steeleville Public Library. At right, Stella Evva, the library's Elf on the Bookshelf, rides the Polar Express.
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  • Stella Evva, the Steeleville Public Library's Elf on the Bookshelf, rides the Polar Express.

    Stella Evva, the Steeleville Public Library's Elf on the Bookshelf, rides the Polar Express.
    Courtesy of Steeleville Public Library

  • Library Director Rachel Rheinecker reads "The Polar Express" during story time.

    Library Director Rachel Rheinecker reads "The Polar Express" during story time.
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  • Gideon Miller, son of Lindy and Patrick Miller, meets with Santa at the Steeleville Public Library's Polar Express event Saturday, Dec. 11.

    Gideon Miller, son of Lindy and Patrick Miller, meets with Santa at the Steeleville Public Library's Polar Express event Saturday, Dec. 11.
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  • Lucy Yates, daughter of Tim and Janae Yates, meets with Santa at the Steeleville Public Library's Polar Express event Saturday, Dec. 11.

    Lucy Yates, daughter of Tim and Janae Yates, meets with Santa at the Steeleville Public Library's Polar Express event Saturday, Dec. 11.
    Courtesy of Steeleville Public Library

 
Submitted by Steeleville Public Library
updated: 12/21/2021 1:47 PM

More than two dozen kids and parents turned out Saturday, Dec. 11, for a bit of Christmas magic at the Steeleville Public Library's Polar Express event.

Pajama-clad attendees started their adventure by picking up train tickets at a special train station before settling in for a "Polar Express" story time, followed by writing and mailing letters to Santa via the library's North Pole mailbox.

Mr. Claus himself even showed up in person to hand out sleigh bells that will always ring for those who truly believe.

The event ended with hot cocoa and "The Polar Express" movie in the train car movie theater.

In all, 24 children, two teens, and 13 parents attended.