Libraries across Worcestershire are getting into the Christmas spirit, with lots of events between now and when Santa starts loading up his sleigh.
Following the well attended Lantern Parade last week, The Hive will continue spreading festive cheer with Christmas themed events throughout this coming weekend.
Young people aged 16+ are invited to join them for a Christmas Open Mic Night, hosted, by performance poet Dr Jack McGowan, on Thursday 12 December from 7pm. . You will be able to book a performance slot on the night.
Carol Brown, Library Service Manager for Worcestershire County Council said: “It’s great to see our libraries getting into the Christmas spirit and providing lots of different creative activities in the build up to the big day. There’s everything from singing, Santa craft, signing and even a visit from one of our regular canine friends. We’d like to wish all of our customers across the county a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. ”
Bella the Therapy Dog, will be coming to Kidderminster Library later this month.
She will be donning her Santa Paws hat and listening to Christmas stories from 2pm-3pm on Saturday 14th December. There will also be a Christmas Treasure Hunt for children aged 4-9 in the library on the 14th December.
Santa has already visited Bromsgrove Library and selected some of his favourite books for you to read, they have been placed in their own display and come already gift-wrapped. Perfect if you’re struggling with what to read over Christmas!
In addition to this, Bromsgrove Library is hosting a 12 Days of Christmas Trail and you can also decorate a Christmas stocking for the display across Bromsgrove, Rubery and Catshill Libraries.
Woodrow Library will be holding a Christmas Carol Concert on Monday 16th December. Little Angels After School Club, Choirs from Woodrow First School and St Thomas Moore Catholic School will be performing.
They will be joined by 'Special Guest' comperes and St Johns Church Band will provide the musical accompaniment. Mince pies and hot chocolate will be on sale for 50p.
Redditch Library are inviting you to come and join in with carols with a difference; signing along to their festive favourites on Tuesday 17th December from 4pm.
They’re also hosting a Reel Classics Film Club on Thursday 19th December at 10.30 where they will be showing The Nutcracker Ballet.
Hagley Library will be hosting a Christmas Craft session where children can listen to Christmas Stories and make a Santa to welcome Mr Claus as he prepares to come down chimneys all over the world.
The session on Saturday 21st December between 11am-11:45am is open to children aged between 4-8yrs and at a cost of £1.50 per child.