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Capitol Hill Library Creates Gingerbread Village

It’s not Christmas without gingerbread, and the Capitol Hill Library has created not only a gingerbread house, but an entire village.

“The library staff started creating gingerbread houses a few years ago, and for the past two years it’s grown and grown!” said Phil Tolbert, Manager of Library Operations at the Capitol Hill Library. “This year, with the help of our customers, our Gingerbread Village is about the size of a ping-pong table.”

Local children helped decorate the many gingerbread houses and trees. The village also includes a public library, a real train, an animated gumdrop factory and swing ride, a lollypop forest with a marshmallow igloo and many other fun treats.

The Gingerbread Village will be on display throughout December.

“We have a very family-oriented community and this is a great way to get the children involved in the holidays,” said Tolbert.

The Capitol Hill Library is 334 S.W. 26th in Oklahoma City.




The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.