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A sign sits by the Sandpoint Library's Christmas tree encouraging community members to find a new treasure or to bring in ones they no longer want for others to enjoy.

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Library's ornament exchange shares Christmas spirit
December 22, 2022 1 a.m.

Library's ornament exchange shares Christmas spirit

What started as a sparsely decorated tree in the middle of the Sandpoint Library lobby has blossomed into the embodiment of the Christmas spirit. The tree is the home of the East Bonner County Library District's ornament exchange. The brainchild of artist Lynn Walters, the exchange allows anyone to bring — or take — an ornament from the tree as a way to spread community cheer and Christmas spirit Any of the ornaments on the tree are free to take or exchange. If you see one you like, you're welcome to take it, no questions asked, Bobby said. If you have an ornament you want to add to it, anyone is more than welcome to come in and place one on the tree for others to take.