The Grande Prairie Public Library’s annual Pajama Ball is returning for the second year in a row.
On Saturday, December 16th from 1:00-4:00 p.m., pajama pals of all ages are invited to go out for an afternoon of cookie decorating, crafts, storytime, and even a live music performance by Juno-nominated children’s performer Mary Lambert.
GPPL Children’s Program Coordinator Kate Renfree says the event saw over 200 children in attendance last year and serves as a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
“Sometimes there’s overstimulation with some of the holiday events so this one, you can come in pajamas, it’s all about being cozy and just having a nice relaxing time,” she says. “What could be cozier than going to the library in your pajamas and curling up with a good book.”
Renfree says that while the event saw a healthy attendance last year, COVID hampered the library’s full plans, but she says this year, the library is fully open and ready for even more in its second year. She adds that free events like the Pajama Ball are important for the library as the space continues to serve as a hub for the city.
“I think it’s very much part of being the community, we really want to be a hub for the community, and be able to provide a place for people to explore and be inspired, and have that accessibility,”
Invitations are not required to attend, but anyone interested can pick one up at the Children’s Information Desk starting two weeks prior to the event.