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Teddy bears take turns staying up late with some good books


CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - A teddy bear at last year's sleepover, taking some down time away from his person to digest a good book. 
Ever wonder what could happen if Winnie-the-Pooh, Corduroy and Paddington Bear got together for a slumber party? Well, at 6 p.m. on Jan. 13, Sandy Public Library is hosting an event to bring together local teddy bears and their people.

The Teddy Bear Sleepover begins with a bear-themed story time, after which the bears get to play the night away while the kids are all home and snuggled up in their beds. The next day the kids get to take the bears — and some photographic insight into their after-dark adventures — home.

In actuality, this event is made possible by some creative librarians, like Monica Smith, who get to work posing the bears around the library after the kids leave at 6:30 p.m.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Some teddy bears prefer to use their time away from home to socialize. This teddy bear chose a game of hide-and-go-seek with his new friends. "The idea is that the teddy bears get to have fun when the library is closed," Smith says. "It's really fun. We just get to think of all the things teddy bears would do if they came to life. It's kind of like play time for us too."

In years past, this event has taken place around Christmastime, but Smith says because of an abundance of events in December which peters out as we enter the new year, they decided to host this year's sleepover in January.

"It's kind of nice to have something for the kids to look forward to after Christmas," she says.

And although this is a teddy bear-themed event, it is not exclusive. All stuffed animals are welcome.

For more information, contact Monica Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..