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'Tis the visit Cirencester Library


Cirencester Library is inviting residents to join in with a host of festive events for families this December, including their Christmas tree lights switch on.

On Friday 2nd December at 4.30pm, the Christmas tree lights will be switched on by Shirley Alexander; chair of Cirencester Community Development Trust and vice chair of the Bingham Library Trust. There will also be an opportunity to make your own decoration to add to the tree.

Local company Cirencester Christmas Trees has kindly donated a tree to the library, which will be the focal point for some exciting events taking place at the library. Local groups and schools are making decorations for the tree.

Tesco Extra is supporting the library and the work in the community by providing art and craft resources.

The library is also holding a Christmas competition for children aged 16 years old and under. Tesco Extra, Gardiner Haskins Cirencester and Fairford Balloons have all kindly sponsored the library by providing some amazing prizes.

These include; a special 'secret Santa gift', a Roald Dahl BFG single duvet set, two Roald Dahl character cushions, and a large balloon display. There will also be four free overnight DVD latest releases from the library.

To take part in the competition, visit the library and pick up an entry form. Once you have filled the form in and answered the question, simply post it into the special post box inside the library.

The competition will run until Tuesday 20th December. Andy Stockwell, soft furnishings manager from Gardiners will be drawing the winners at 11.30am on Wednesday 21st December.

The library will be offering a free 'Christmas story and craft' session each Saturday afternoon between 2.30pm - 3.30pm in December, with all ages welcome.

There will also be a Christmas story time with both traditional and modern stories on Tuesday 20th December from 4pm - 5pm. This will be an extra special story-time around the Christmas tree.

Cllr Joe Harris, county councillor for Cirencester, said: "Cirencester is such a close community and to have these wonderful events taking place at my local library is great news for everyone this Christmas. I would encourage all families to take advantage and come along."

Cllr Andrew Gravells, cabinet member for libraries and communities, said: "As we enter the festive season it's great  to be able to provide lots of exciting events for families and children to come along and enjoy.

"I am sure the Christmas tree lights being switched on will ensure there is not a single 'bah-humbug' anywhere near Cirencester Library this year!"

For more details of events, please visit Cirencester Library or look on Eventbrite at

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