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Grab a cup of hot chocolate, throw on a festive sweater, and settle in for some stories! Keller Public Library will be hosting an online Storytime To-Go Dec. 23 at 10:30 AM. Swing by the library to pick up a bag of supplies and props while supplies last. This December’s storytime theme is Gingerbread! Here are a few fast facts about this baked good that comes into favor every holiday season.

Gingerbread Houses

These candy-covered delights originated in 16th century Germany, and have stuck around as a holiday tradition since! Did you know that the world’s biggest gingerbread house was built right here in Texas? Four-thousand gingerbread bricks were used to construct the 21-foot-high gingerbread house in Bryan. That’s a lot of gingerbread!

The Gingerbread Man

“The Gingerbread Man” (also known as “The Gingerbread Boy”) is a famous folktale that first appeared in print in 1875. As the story goes, the little Gingerbread Man escapes the clutches of many who chase after him, taunting those who cannot keep up with his pace:

Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me. I'm the Gingerbread Man!

Luckily for us, gingerbread cookies don’t have a tendency to run away in the real world. At least, not that we know of.

Happy Holidays!

We hope you and your family are having a great holiday season! Check out the Olympus Stone Glen blog for more fun.