Holiday fun

UD Bookstore plans holiday events during December

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11:51 a.m., Nov. 30, 2012--The Barnes and Noble University of Delaware Bookstore will celebrate the holiday season with a variety of activities and special sales during the month of December, including its popular Customer Appreciation Week.

The Bookstore is located at 83 East Main St. in Newark. 

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Events kick off Saturday, Dec. 1, with story time and a craft activity for children at 1 p.m. Also scheduled that day for live holiday music and pictures with Santa. These activities also will be held on Saturdays, Dec. 8, 15 and 22, and a final story time is scheduled at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 24. 

The popular Customer Appreciation Week -- from Sunday, Dec. 2, through Saturday, Dec. 8 -- offers 20 percent off all UD logo merchandise and general reading books. In addition, all Nooks in stock will be 10 percent off. These offers are good for in-store items only and cannot be combined with other offers and/or discount cards.  

On Thursday, Dec. 6, UD students are invited to bring their cameras and have photos taken with Santa from 2-4 p.m. 

During Newark's Winterfest celebration on Friday, Dec. 7, the store will have story time for children of all ages every half hour from 6-8 p.m., and there will be a raffle to give away the books that are read. Free UDairy ice cream also will be available. 

From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, special UDeck the Halls! activities will be scheduled, including story times, kids crafts, a visit from Santa, UDairy Creamery ice cream, special sales and games. 

A complete PDF calendar, including bookstore hours throughout the month, is available online. For information on specific events, call 302-831-3077. 

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