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Island pix: The library, in gingerbread

Submitted by on 1, December 15, 2009 – 5:45 amNo Comment

-6-7Thanks to Donna Eyestone for dropping this little bit o’ local holiday cheer in our inbox. She and her daughter, Emma, made this holiday gingerbread house in the shape of the new main branch of the Alameda Free Library.

Donna and Emma are old pros when it comes to gingerbread house-making, having secured a winning spot in a 2008 Contra Costa Newspaper contest with a gingerbread lighthouse that was also featured during a Breakfast with Santa event at the O’Club.

This year there wasn’t space for gingerbread houses at the event, Eyestone said, so the pair thought about other places to display their work.

“Emma suggested the Library since we are regulars there, and I thought it was a great idea – so we decided to make a replica of the new building,” Eyestone recalled.

She contacted the library about creating the house and displaying it at the library, and they agreed. So you can check it out at the children’s reference desk until a few days before Christmas, when the family will take it home to display on their Christmas table.

The main library, of course, is at 1550 Oak Street. And you’ll hit the children’s section if you walk straight through to the back.

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