Could it be Christmas in Craigieburn?

Christmas carols will be sung in Craigieburn soon, as children celebrate at Craigieburn Library.

Christmas in July is just one of a number of activities that will take place across the branches of Hume Libraries during the winter school holidays.

The yuletide event will occur for one hour from 2pm on Wednesday 6 July 2016.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said the afternoon would offer children of all ages the chance to experience a wintry Christmas.

“The Christmas story often conjures up thoughts of cold weather, thanks to songs like White Christmas and food such as roast turkey and plum pudding,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“While most Australians rarely experience that chilly Christmas enjoyed across the Northern Hemisphere, Hume Libraries is set to do the next best thing: an afternoon all about Christmas in the middle of winter!

“Our library staff will lead some popular carols, and tell a story or two about Christmas.

“Attendees shall have the chance to make a special craft that’s all about Christmas, and the day will be perfect for children who find the time between Christmases a little long.”

The Christmas in July event, like all library holiday activities, is completely free to attend.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said people who frequented Tullamarine Library could look forward to a special treat for a beloved friend.

“Children are welcome to bring their teddy bear to Tullamarine Library for a teddy bears’ picnic on Wednesday 6 July 2016 from 2pm until 3pm,” she said.

“Many youngsters look after a favourite teddy bear, and this is a great chance for every teddy to enjoy a day out.

“Librarians will present stories and songs that everyone can participate in, and they will also offer some delicious teddy bear biscuits for afternoon tea.

“Another library get-together across the winter holidays is one that science fiction fans will absolutely love.

“It’s a Star Wars party, scheduled for Craigieburn Library on Wednesday 29 June 2016 at 2pm.

“The afternoon will be star-studded, thanks to appearances by Kylo Ren and Rey, and all children shall be invited to make a craft piece with a Star Wars theme.”

Other activities at Hume Libraries in June and July include:

• Court jester magical fun, at Sunbury Library on Tuesday 5 July 2016 at 2pm;
• Chalkboard art, at The Age Library in Broadmeadows on Wednesday 6 July 2016 at 2pm; and
• Caterpillar craft, at the Homestead Community and Learning Centre in Roxburgh Park on Wednesday 6 July 2016 from 2pm.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said libraries were a great place to go when the weather was cold.

“Hume’s libraries are well-heated and enable children to snuggle up with a great book,” she said.

“There are so many wonderful fiction and non-fiction titles which children of all ages can enjoy, and I encourage everyone to pop into their local library across the holidays.

“Hume’s library holiday program offers children a chance to experience something different, and it’s a great way to meet other families from the local neighbourhood.”

To book for any activity at the branches of Hume Libraries, go to, download the What’s On brochure and click on the links.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 6 June 2016

Updated : 8:51 AM, 8 June 2016

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