Library hosting Capital Ringers


The Selbyville Public Library is sponsoring a Capital Ringers performance on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, 29 West Church Street in Selbyville (down the street from Dollar General).

Coastal Point • Monica Scott: Jean Neal, a member of the Friends of the Selbyville Library, shows off the group’s Christmas Boutique at the library – full of gifts for the public to purchase through Dec. 18, with proceeds to benefit the library.Coastal Point • Monica Scott:
Jean Neal, a member of the Friends of the Selbyville Library, shows off the group’s Christmas Boutique at the library – full of gifts for the public to purchase through Dec. 18, with proceeds to benefit the library.

The library sponsored an “At the Movies”-themed performance this May and has hosted Capital Ringers holiday concerts in the past.

Families and friends will be able to hear the sounds of Christmas music on English handbells. Selections will include “Joy to the World,” “Blue Christmas,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Wizards in Winter.”

“It’s fun for the whole family,” said Pam Munro, director of the Selbyville Public Library, noting that they are excited to have the group back for another concert.

“They are really good – very talented,” added Jean Neal, a member of the Friends of the Selbyville Library.

Capital Ringers is an auditioned, non-profit 501(c)3 Delmarva community handbell ensemble based in Dover. The choir rings five octaves of Schulmerich handbells and five octaves of Malmark choirchimes.

They are dedicated to musical excellence and service to the community through artistic handbell performances and educational outreach to promote the art of English handbell ringing. They are a member of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR), Area III, and are supported by the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Other holiday concerts for the group this year include a performance at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Centreville, Md., at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, and at Wesley Chapel in Dover at 7 p.m. that evening. For more information about Capital Ringers, visit www.capitalringers.org.

The event at Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville is sponsored by the Selbyville Public Library, located at 11 S. Main and McCabe Streets in Selbyville. For more information, e-mail selbyville-staff@lib.de.us or call (302) 436-8195.

Christmas Boutique open until Dec. 18

In addition, through Dec. 18, the Friends of the Selbyville Library will be holding their annual Christmas Boutique in the reading room of the library off of the Townsend room.

The room has been transformed into a place to shop for all things Christmas, with proceeds supporting the library. The items have all been donated, and gifts available to purchase include Christmas villages, collectible Santas, handmade knitted and crocheted products, ornaments, pottery and more.

A member of the Friends of the Selbyville Library will be manning the boutique every day except Sunday: on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, e-mail kim.lynch@pnc.com, call (302) 436-8195 or stop by the library.