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Festive fun at Wiltshire Libraries

Published 16 January 2020
Festive fun at Wiltshire Libraries

There's a packed schedule of events full of seasonal cheer and festive fun at Wiltshire Libraries this December.

On Saturday 07 December from 11am-11.30am in Chippenham Library, come and enjoy a panto star story time and festive colouring with Cinderella and her fairy godmother. This event is best for ages 3 and over; people need to book a place for this free event at the library.

In Melksham Library on Friday 13 December, people can join Alan for conversation, cake and support with living with sight loss, at a Wiltshire Sight community tea from 2pm-4pm and, with a ho! ho! ho!, be prepared for a special festive visitor!

On Saturday 14 December, people should head to Devizes Library for Christmas stories and a festive craft session for children aged 4-8. Tickets cost £1.50 for library members and £2 for non-members; people should book their place at the library. Meanwhile, in Malmesbury Library from 10.30am-11.30am, children aged 6-11 can be booked into a Christmas tales listen and draw workshop, with festive stories and songs around the world, plus the chance to draw a Christmas rondelle to take home.

At Bradford on Avon Library on Monday 16 December, from 2pm-4pm, people are invited to come along to the Wiltshire Sight drop-in for free information and advice from a sight advisor.

There will be Christmas songs ringing out in Melksham on Tuesday 17 December, for a Christmas rhyme time from 10.30am-11am; while on Thursday 19 December, both Bradford on Avon (10.30am-11.15am) and Melksham (10.30am-11am) host big Christmas rhyme times, and from 4.30pm-5pm, Melksham will be decking the halls with a community carols singalong for all ages.

On Friday 20 December, Amesbury Library will host a Christmas special rhyme time and action time from 11am; and Father Christmas will pay a visit to Chippenham Library for a Christmas themed noisy Friday from 11am-11.45am.

On the final Saturday before Christmas, 21 December, at Amesbury Library, children aged 3-7 (younger/older siblings welcome) can enjoy a once upon a Saturday Christmas themed stories and crafts event (please book at the library; while at Bradford on Avon Library children aged 3-7 can get festive at a Christmas story time from 10.30am-11am.

In Melksham Library on the same day, 4-8-year-olds can take part in Christmas crafts from 10.30am-11.30am (£1.50 per child, please book at the library); and it's Tidworth Library's turn for once upon a Saturday Christmas themed stories and crafts for children aged 3-7 (younger/older siblings welcome) from 10.30am.

Finally on Monday 23 December, people can join Brian for a Christmas story time of festive stories and fun at Melksham Library from 10.30am-11am.

Don't forget, as well as these special events, each Wiltshire Library has a full programme of weekly events such as rhyme times for toddlers and babies, knitting groups, advice sessions, Alzheimer's Support, book clubs, board game clubs, story time and much more.

Find out more about events in local Libraries, or pop in and speak to the staff.

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