Nicholas Rose, 3, of Shelton, above, has a chance to tell Santa what he was hoping to find under the tree. Nicholas wanted toy train equipment and cars. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

Nicholas was one of dozens of youngsters who spoke with Santa Claus during Meet Santa Day at the Huntington Branch Library in Shelton.

Families donated new toys to TEAM Inc.’s Toys 4 Kids drive and received a free photo with Santa. There also was hot chocolate, cookies, games, and a holiday story time with Marcia Austin, director of the Huntington Branch Library.

Santa thanked each child for the family’s donation and told them how, thanks to their kindness, other children will have gifts to open this holiday season.