Blog post from the North – December 2012

Christmas Frieze at North Kensington Library
Christmas Frieze at North Kensington Library

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Jingle all the way….

The Christmas season leapt off to a jolly good start at North Kensington Library when thirty tiny tots and their carers attended a winter themed Baby Rhyme Time on Monday 17 December. Customer Services Assistant, Ellen Pankhurst, who regularly runs the session,  led the singing and there was a special guest appearance by Senior Customer Services Assistant , Ishwari Prince,  who stepped at the last-minute to cover for Father Christmas who was indisposed. He has probably been eating too many mince pies.  All the children received a small gift from Father Christmas.

Some lucky children receiving gifts from Father Christmas!
Some lucky children receiving gifts from Father Christmas!

We have lots of lovely picture books, fact books and stories about winter and winter festivals on display in the children’s library suitable for all ages. We have Christmas classics such as A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Raymond Briggs’ Snowman and lots of other fun books like Horrible Christmas and The Snow Womble.

Christmas books on display
Christmas books on display

 

And now onto books for adults……

Erotic fiction on display
Erotic fiction on display

Following on from the phenomenal success of the ‘Fifty shades of grey’ by E L James the adult library joined in the Stella Libraries promotion titled ‘Between the sheets’. Books were selected from existing stock and some new titles were also purchased. Books literally flew off the shelf and staff had to use their personal knowledge of literature to replenish the display. Newer titles were included plus classics such as Marquis de Sade’s Justine, and Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. For more information and a full list of the books included in the promotion see the Between the Sheets website.

They’ll be more from all our libraries in the north of the borough in our next post. Happy Christmas!

Gaynor Lynch
Gaynor Lynch

Gaynor Lynch, Lending Librarian

North Kensington Library

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