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Mobile Library Grotto

a cartoon of santa and two elves
14 November 2022

Essex Library Service has teamed up with Essex Child and Welfare Services to help spread the joy of Christmas. We have had an excellent time planning and preparing for Santa’s visits to local libraries!

We have decorated our outreach bus with tinsel and baubles to make sure Santa feels at home. We have the Christmas music ready for the Elves to dance along to, plus festive arts and crafts to keep the joy going.

Bring the family along and pick out a book with Santa and take part in some of our festive activities!  Everything is free of charge, but you must book to meet Santa, all our other fun activities you can just turn up and take part.

Please note that the festive activities will take place inside the libraries and the pick out a book with Santa will be on the library outreach bus.

Thanks to the generosity of the Braintree food bank and Co-op, we also have free hot drinks and snacks for all!

Halstead Library, Friday 2 December 

North Melbourne Library, Saturday 3 December

Great Baddow Library, Saturday 3 December

Silver End Library, Friday 9 December

Halstead Library, Friday 9 December

Springfield Library, Tuesday 20 December

Galleywood Library, Tuesday 20 December