People swarmed into the North Sioux City Community Library at 10 a.m. Dec. 12 to partake in the cookie decorating and drink hot cocoa. The children were pleasantly surprised when Santa showed up at 10:30 a.m., some even running to him as he walked in the door.

Santa read a book to the children and then handed out small stuffed animals. Even though some children were scared of Santa and started crying, they too received a small stuffed animal.