VISITORS to libraries across Bromsgrove district can ‘have themselves a very merry Christmas’ by taking part in a variety of festive activities.
At Bromsgrove Library from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on Saturday, December 18, author Giles Trigg, who wrote the Scruff the Pooch series, will sign copies of his book. The session is suitable for 12-year-olds.
There will be A Christmas Spectacular from 10am to 12pm and between 1pm and 3pm on December 23. Activities and events will include a reindeer food bar, soft play, dancing, craft activities, buffet and of course Santa in his grotto. It is suitable for five to 12-year-olds.
A Christmas storytime will be held between 10.30am and 11am on Saturday, December 18, at Catshill Library for two to five-year-olds.
Places are free at all events but need to be booked in the library.
Catshill Library also hosts Christmas craft and storytime drop-in sessions between 10am and 12pm on Saturday, December 18, and from 3.30pm to 5pm on December 21.
Christmas stories and crafts will take place between 2pm and 2.45pm on Monday, December 20, at Rubery Library. Places – which are £1 per child – need to be booked through the library.
A free Christmas story, song and dance event will take place from 10am to 10.30am on Monday, December 20, at Wythall Library for under fives. Fancy dress is optional and this activity is free.
And at Alvechurch Library there will be a range of free events, including Christmas story, song and dance for the under fives from 10am to 10.30am on Monday, December 20.
Festive tall tales and silly stories will be the order of the day at Alvechurch Library on Tuesday, December 21. This is a free drop-in event held throughout the day.
Online activities at Worcestershire libraries
The libraries are also running two online events.
The Lego Bubble’s ‘Santa Sleigh’ is between 2pm and 3pm on Tuesday, December 21.
Lego builders aged five and over can log on to create and make gadgets for Santa.
Click here to book places at the event.
And there is the Christmas Virtual Coding Club for five to 17-year-olds.
Part of the monthly coding and computing club, children can get the winter coding challenge to have a go at – they are suitable for all levels – from beginner to advanced.
Participants just need to fill out a form to receive the challenges by email.
Coun Matt Dormer, Worcestershire County Council Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “Our libraries have been fantastic over the years at getting into the Christmas spirit and I’m pleased to see this year is no different and there is lots for our families to get involved with.
“There really is something for everyone so I would urge people to take a look at what is going on at their local library and get involved.”
Visit worcestershire.gov.uk/libraries for more on all the events.