Festive activities running at Warwickshire libraries this winter - The Leamington Observer

Festive activities running at Warwickshire libraries this winter

Leamington Editorial 19th Dec, 2023   0

FESTIVE activities are running at Warwickshire libraries this winter.

​From storytelling sessions to creative crafts, libraries across the county are encouraging residents to make the most of these warm communal spaces.

For children aged four to 11, many libraries across the county are offering free winter craft sessions. These creative sessions are happening throughout December and early January.

For tots aged two to four, many libraries are offering free Story Stomp sessions, featuring stories, songs and rhymes.

Regular children’s activities will also continue throughout the winter season including Rhyme Time, Lego Club, and Code Club for nine to 11-year-olds.

Adult customers are also in for a treat with several fantastical storytelling events led by Jason Buck throughout December and January.

Drawing on traditional favourites and introducing new ideas, these sessions will offer a blend of fantasy and reality, transporting attendees into captivating realms of the imagination. Jason has won prizes in performance storytelling competitions and has written and illustrated seven collections of stories.

Warwickshire libraries are also participating venues in Warwickshire County Council’s Warm Welcome initiative.

Residents who are struggling with energy costs, or who are feeling vulnerable or isolated, are invited to attend on their own or with their family or friends, to have a safe and warm place to spend some time.

WCC’s customer spokesperson Coun Yousef Dahmash said: “Warwickshire Libraries are wonderful communal spaces to feel safe, well and connected, especially during the festive season. This free programme of activities provides a great opportunity for people of all ages to come together and get into the festive spirit, and to create some positive memories this winter.

“Our libraries are also once again taking part in the Warm Welcome initiative, and I encourage anyone who is facing hardship to visit their local library. You will be able to meet with other people, join in with events, and find out more from our friendly staff about the great range of activities and support services that we have available.”

To find out more about the activities available at Warwickshire libraries visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries

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