The Christmas Plot Thickens…

Looking for a Christmas stocking filler? We can help!

‘Out of Our Heads’ is a collection of imaginative and entertaining short stories from the library’s very own Scribblers Writing Group. Excitement, intrigue, mystery and surprises are all here.

Pick up your copy from the library – only £2 with all proceeds in aid of library funds.

Narnia comes to Easingwold

The splendiferous new Children’s Library now features windows specially decorated for Christmas by a group of our very clever and ingenious volunteer elves.

Each window is decorated on the theme of a well known children’s book. Drop by the library, choose some Christmassy reads to get you in the festive mood and see if you can match the windows to these much-loved stories:

  • ‘The Night Before Christmas’ by Clement Clarke Moore.
  • ‘Dear Santa’ by Rod Campbell.
  • ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by CS Lewis.
  • ‘The Snowman’ by Raymond Briggs.
  • ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’ by Allan and Janet Ahlberg.

If you’re aged from 4 – 11 years you can sign-up for our exciting FREE Christmas Reading Challenge while you’re with us! Just read four library books before Thursday 23rd December to win stickers, prizes, a certificate, and a special Christmas gift.

Join the Christmas Story Hunt!

Join John Kirk, North Yorkshire’s crazy storyteller, on Saturday 11th December for a fabulously festive online Story Hunt. It’s a fun and FREE for interactive session for children of all ages.

This Story Hunt will be all action and there’ll be no sitting around, so pull on your best Christmas jumper and get ready to dress up, race around your house looking for objects and join in with the story actions.

There are sessions at either 10am or 11am on 11th December and booking is essential but easy. Just follow the relevant link:
10am session: https://story-hunt-december-10.eventbrite.com
11am session: https://story-hunt-december-11.eventbrite.com

Don’t miss out – book today!

Feedback from the last month’s Pirate Hunt (pictured) was fabulous: “My daughters absolutely loved it and we wish it could have been longer. The way you managed to engage everyone remotely was wonderful.” I mean, who wouldn’t want to draw a picture while wearing a diving mask, snorkel and flippers?

Take on the Christmas Reading Challenge

Something exciting is coming to North Yorkshire Libraries this Christmas! We’re challenging children aged 4 to 11 to read four library books between now and 23rd December to win stickers, prizes, a certificate, and a special Christmas gift.

And we haven’t forgotten the little ones as Buzzy Bee has something exciting for the 0 to 4s too!

To take part in the Christmas Reading Challenge just pop into the community library and sign-up.

Rhymetime has moved to Fridays

Rhymetime, our very popular singing, rhyming and story-telling session for 0 to 3 year-olds, has moved to Fridays.

Parents and carers are welcome to come along with their young ones to meet and chat, get to know other families and use the library. 

Rhymetime takes place in our new Children’s Library. No booking is needed and pushchairs can be brought indoors.  We suggest a donation of £2 per session in aid of community library funds.