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Free Christmas events at South Gloucestershire libraries

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Published: 08/12/2015


Once again libraries across South Gloucestershire are getting into the festive spirit during December and the Christmas holidays with a fun-filled programme of activities, including storytimes, rhymetimes and crafts.

All activities are free unless otherwise stated.

Tuesday 8 December
Christmas storytime
Yate Library, 9.30am to 10am
Festive fun for pre-school children.

Christmas storytime
Kingswood Library, 2.15pm to 2.45pm
Festive fun for pre-school children.

Stories round the tree
Kingswood Library, 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Christmas stories and crafts for 4 to 9-year-olds, wear your pyjamas and bring a teddy bear to join the fun.

Thursday 10 December
Christmas storytime
Hanham Library 2.15pm to 2.45pm
Festive fun for pre-school children.

Friday 11 December
Christmas storytime
Staple Hill Library, 11am to 11.30am
Festive fun for pre-school children.

Christmas rhymetime
Yate Library, 10.30am to 11am
Festive songs and rhymes for pre-school children.

Saturday 12 December
Festive family rhymetime
Thornbury Library, 11am to 11.30am
Seasonal songs and rhymes for all the family.

Festive family singalong
Yate Library, 11.30am to 12pm
Seasonal songs for everyone to join in and enjoy.

Make your own Christmas cards
Hanham Library, 10am to 3pm
Drop in craft session, everyone welcome.

Christmas campfire (adults £2, children 50p)
Downend Library, 4.30pm to 6pm
Festive fun for all the family with toasted marshmallows, Christmas crafts and carols around the fire. Places are limited, visit Downend Library to book or email downend.library@southglos.gov.uk

Festive family fun day
Filton Library, 10am to 4pm
A free day of family fun with giant games, a treasure hunt, prize draw and lots more, including:
Pocodrom musical workshop drop in at 10.30am
Try a festive craft from 10am to 11.30am (suitable for ages 14 and over, please sign up at Filton Library or email filton.library@southglos.gov.uk to book your place as numbers are limited)
Chatterbooks from 2.30pm to 3.30pm (free reading group for children aged 8 to 12.
Ask library staff for more details or just come along on the day).

Monday 14 December
Christmas storytime
Cadbury Heath Library, 9.15am to 9.45am
Festive fun for pre-school children.

Christmas storytime
Thornbury Library, 2.15pm to 2.45pm
Festive fun for pre-school children.

Tuesday 15 December
Christmas storytime
Emersons Green Library, 2pm to 2.30pm
Festive fun for pre-school children.

Christmas storytime
Kingswood Library, 2.15pm to 2.45pm
Festive fun for pre-school children.

Christmas rhymetime
Winterbourne Library, 9.30am to 10am
Festive songs and rhymes for pre-school children.

Wednesday 16 December
Christmas storytime
Chipping Sodbury Library, 2pm to 2.30pm
Festive fun for pre-school children.

Christmas storytime
Winterbourne Library, 9.30am to 10am
Festive fun for pre-school children.

Christmas storytime
Patchway Library, 10.30am to 11am
Festive fun for pre-school children.

Festive fun at rhymetime
Downend Library, 10.30am to 11.15am
Rhymetime for pre-school children.

Thursday 17 December
Christmas rhymetime
Staple Hill Library, 11am to 11.30am
Festive songs and rhymes for pre-school children.

Stories and songs around the tree
Yate Library, 5.30 to 6.30pm
Christmas fun for 3 to 8-year-olds.

Friday 18 December
Messy play Christmas special
Downend Library, 2.15pm to 3pm
Messy play for pre-school children.

Festive fun at rhymetime
Thornbury Library, 11am to 11.30am
Rhymetime for pre-school children.

Festive stay ‘n’ play
Winterbourne Library, 2.15pm to 2.45pm
Christmas fun for pre-school children.

Saturday 19 December
Stories around the tree
Staple Hill Library, 3pm to 5pm
Festive fun, games and crafts for 4 to 9-year-olds.

Monday 21 December
Festive fun at rhymetime
Cadbury Heath Library, 9.15am to 9.45am
Rhymetime for pre-school children.

Yule have fun
Bradley Stoke Library, 10.30am to 12pm
Christmas themed craft drop in for 4 to 10-year-olds.

Stories around the tree
Cadbury Heath Library, 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Christmas stories and carols for all the family to enjoy.

Go Christmas crackers
Downend Library, 2.30pm to 4pm
Get in the Christmas spirit with festive games, crafts and activities for 4 to 10-year-olds.

Festive fun
Filton Library, 11am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Stories, festive crafts and treasure hunt. Drop in for 3 to 10-year-olds.

Festive family fun
Thornbury Library, 11am to 12pm
Drop in for stories, songs and craft fun for the whole family.

Tuesday 22 December
Christmas rhymes and stories
Filton Library, 9.30am to 10.15am
Rhymes and stories for pre-school children, including a small gift for the children.

Festive rhymetime
Winterbourne Library, 9.30am to 10am
Christmas songs and rhymes for pre-school children.

Christmas crafts
Patchway Library, 10am to 11.30am
Drop in fun for 4 to 10-year-olds.

Just chillin’
Yate Library, 10.30am to 12pm
Winter crafts drop in for 4 to 9-year-olds.

Festive cheer for all the family
Emersons Green Library, 2pm to 4pm
Carol singing and music, free Christmas crafts and stories for children. All ages welcome.

Wednesday 23 December
Christmas rhymetime
Kingswood Library, 10.30am to 11am
Festive songs and rhymes for pre-school children.

Christmas rhymetime
Patchway Library, 10.30am to 11am
Festive songs and rhymes for pre-school children.

Stories around the Christmas tree
Winterbourne Library, 10am to 11am
Festive fun for the whole family.

Thursday 31 December
Winter wonderland
Hanham Library, 2pm to 3pm
Arts and crafts drop in for 4 to 10-year-olds.


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