Christmas comes early to Merton Libraries

Merton libraries are full of festive cheer with a range of Christmas events for all the family this month.

Under 5s are invited to have fun at Mitcham Library this winter. Free activities include a Polka theatre workshop at Mitcham Library on Wednesday 21 December at 10.30am and a Christmas story time and crafts session at 10.30am on 22 December. School aged children won’t miss out, as a Christmas craft session is being held for 5 – 11 year olds on Tuesday 20 December from 3.30pm-4.30pm.

Wimbledon Library is holding a Christmas fun day on Saturday 17 December from 10am – 4pm. With festive flower making, homemade food and drinks, locally made gifts and treats, there is something for all ages. The morning kicks off with the Falun Dafa healthy mind and body demonstration at 10am, followed at 11am by a Christmas story time with a special guest, Father Christmas. At midday St Mark’s choir will get everyone into the Christmas spirit with their sing-a-long Christmas carols. The library is also offering free gifts when you borrow any items throughout the day.

It’s party time for little ones in Morden Library on 16 December with party games and refreshments for under 5s from 10.30am-12pm. Christmas craft sessions, songs, tree making and festive rhyme time are all taking place throughout December, so contact your local library for further details.

Cabinet member for community and culture, Councillor Martin Whelton said: ‘Our libraries have a whole host of events taking place this Christmas for all ages. People across Merton can pop in, get into the festive spirit and see how much more than books our libraries have to offer.’

Libraries across Merton which open on Fridays will close at 12.30pm on 23 December. All libraries are closed 24 – 27 December and 2 January. Normal library opening hours will continue through the rest of December and into January.

For more information visit http://www.merton.gov.uk/libraries.

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Leoni Munslow

Communications Officer

London Borough of Merton

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