From competitions to cosy fireside reads, East Riding Libraries has a wonderful list of fun this winter.
Young visitors to East Riding Libraries could win a brand-new Christmas book by entering a festive competition to design a Christmas jumper.
Children or their families simply need to download an entry form and print it at home or collect one at any East Riding Library. They then use the template to design their best – or worst – Christmas jumper.
All creations must be returned by Wednesday, 13 December for a chance to win a new Christmas book.
There are two age groups in the competition: entrants aged 0-6 can win ‘The Owl Who Came for Christmas’, and those aged 7-12 can win ‘A Christmasaurus Carol’, the newest addition to the Christmasaurus series, written by Tom Fletcher.
Join us for festive themed theatre and storytime events.
We have a wide range of regular groups and events. Our branch libraries are kept warm and comfortable, come along, sit, relax, join in with crafting, coding, board games, chats about books and everything else. All ages welcome.
Join in The Reading Agency Winter Mini Challenge and read books to unlock digital achievements.
You can download the activity sheets, a reading record and certificates to keep here, or young people can sign up to a free account at summerreadingchallenge.org.uk, record the books they read between 1 December and 19 February, write a short review and get digital achievements added to their profile.
The Reading Agency's website also has videos from popular children's authors, activities, reading-at-home tips to encourage reluctant readers and fun ways to read together.
Image shows the Reading Agency and partner logos for the mini challenge, alongside winter themed characters illustrated by Loretta Schauer, on a snow inspired artwork background by Lizzie Everard.
With darker evenings and colder days, it's natural to feel more down than usual. This festive period isn't always a happy time for everyone. It's important to also take care of your mental health. Check out our books on prescription, Boditrax offers and more in the health zone.
If you are ever concerned about your or a loved one's mental health, you can find information and advice on Healthy Minds in East Riding.
Our branches will be closed or have reduced hours over the Christmas period. We will be sharing our full opening times schedule soon.
Remember - our online services and digital library is open 24/7 so you can always reserve, renew and borrow when it is convenient for you.