Advent Calendar – 9th December

16 days to go!

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...

Daventry Library Christmas tree and fireplace

The Library at Daventry is looking very cosy today!

Have you seen our festive fireplace yet?

Christmas Book of the Day

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a short gift book of festive diaries from Adam Kay, the author of multi-million-copy bestseller This is Going to Hurt.

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat . . . but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious, horrifying and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmas time.

This is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year. (Description from

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

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas

Christmas Word of the Day


a drink consisting of eggs beaten with sugar, milk or cream, and often alcoholic liquor
Glasses of Eggnog

Did you know?

The World's Tallest Christmas Tree...

The world's tallest Christmas tree, at 221ft high was erected in a Washington shopping mall in 1950.

Christmas tree