30 November 2021
Peterborough libraries to run family festive activities in the run up to Christmas
Families can prepare for Christmas with a host of festive activities at Peterborough Libraries this December.
From Stories with Santa to a reindeer hunt, children can get stuck into some action-packed activities in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
On Saturday 4 December, Central Library in Broadway will hold its Stories with Santa event from 11am to 12.30pm with Christmas stories, a sing-a-along to some festive tunes and the chance to make tissue paper wreaths, a Christmas tree and a Santa mask. Santa will make a special appearance armed with presents. Stories with Santa will also take place at Werrington Library on Tuesday 14 December and Bretton Library on Friday 17 December, from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. It costs £3 per child. Booking in advance is essential; visit the library or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Central Library is running ‘Central’s 6 Days of Christmas’ from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 December. Adult visitors can enjoy a mince pie and tea while taking part in a quiz and crosswords between 2pm and 3.30pm on 13 December (costing £2 per adult).
The following day, children can take part in a free Christmas-themed Storytime/Rhymetime session from 10.30am to 11am.
An adult Christmas crafts and card-making event will take place on 15 December. The activity is free, with crafters being encouraged to bring along their own materials to learn from each other about creating homemade Christmas items.
Free children’s Christmas games are on the agenda between 3pm and 4pm on 16 December. This is followed by another festive-themed Storytime/Rhymetime on 17 December, between 10.30 and 11am, and a Children’s Christmas crafts from 3pm to 4pm (£1 per child).
To round off the week, a second Christmas crafting session for children will be held on 18 December from 11am to noon.
Other activities at Central Library in the run up to Christmas include a month-long book sale starting on 1 December and a children’s Christmas quiz, also starting on 1 December, with a winner being selected at the end of the week.
In addition, other libraries in Peterborough will host similar activities. Christmas crafts at Bretton Library will be held on 11 December from 11am to 2pm and on 18 December at Orton Library from 2pm to 5pm.
Christmas Storytime and Rhymetime events are running at Bretton Library on 13 and 16 December, Hampton Library on 15 and 17 December and Orton Library on 14 and 16 December.
Bookworms can grab some bargain buys at a Christmas book sale at Orton and Bretton libraries on 11 December and at Hampton Library from 13 December to 18 December. Stock up on second-hand books for 50p each or five for £2.
Firzana Shaheen, library services manager at City Culture Peterborough, said: “We’re excited to launch our programme of festive activities across Peterborough Libraries this year. We hope families will join us at one of our fun and crafty sessions and events aimed at both children and adults in the city as they get ready for Christmas.”