Advent Calendar – 11th December

14 days to go!

Paula Bear

Paula dressed as a polar bear

Paula Bear is getting so excited for Christmas she can't resist a festive jig in front of the fire!

Last day for entries!


It's the last day to enter the Library's literary competition! Click the image below to beat the clock and get your entries in!

Once Upon a Dream Literary Competition - Enter your poems and stories here

Christmas Book of the Day

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

It is Christmas Eve and all is not well. Amelia Wishart is trapped in Mr Creeper's workhouse and Christmas is in jeopardy. Magic is fading. If Christmas is to happen, Father Christmas knows he must find her.

With the help of some elves, eight reindeer, the Queen and a man called Charles Dickens, the search for Amelia - and the secret of Christmas - begins...(Description from

This book is available to borrow from the Library via the online request form

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

Christmas Word of the Day


a severe snowstorm with strong winds



Did you know?

The first Christmas cards

The first commercial Christmas cards were commissioned by civil servant Sir Henry Cole in London in 1843.

The card featured a family drinking wine, one of which sold for £8,469 a few years ago.

Christmas card