Estes Park Library Youth Department To Host Grinch Parties For Kids
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the celebrated children’s classic by Dr. Seuss, was written in 1957 and is one of the most popular children’s Christmas books of all time. In honor of that wonderful holiday book, the Estes Park Public Library’s youth department will sponsor three Grinch Parties for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The parties will be offered from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday December 2nd and 3rd and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 1st. Space is limited for each program, so call the library at 586-8116 to register. The Thursday, December 3rd party registration has reached the maximum number but there is still space available for the other two parties.
The story of the Grinch remains a favorite and is best remembered around the holiday season. Not only is the book a strong seller even today, it has been adapted for television, made into a movie and even a Broadway musical. During the library’s Grinch party, we’ll watch the 1966 cartoon special. “One of my favorite parts of the animated version is the song You’re a Mean One, Mister Grinch,” says Youth Services Supervisor, Kerry Aiken. The song’s lyrics describe the Grinch as being foul, bad-mannered and sinister using increasingly creative metaphors and synonyms such as “You’re as cuddly as a cactus, you’re as charming as an eel. Mr. Grinch.”
After watching the animated version, we’ll play Classroom Jeopardy with all the lights, sounds and action of the TV show. From the moment the kids hear the distinctive Jeopardy theme music, they’ll be immersed in an entertaining multimedia experience. Developed in cooperation with the creators of the award-winning quiz show, Classroom Jeopardy plays just like the television version with one important difference: the content has been tailored by the library’s youth service staff to make all questions “Grinchy.”
During the party refreshments will be served. There won’t be roast beast, but we’ll be serving up a Grinch delight. Don’t miss out on the fun. Register for the party and while you’re at it you might want to check out the book!