On Thursday, there was a very special event at Kensal Library – over to the staff there to tell us more –
We had so much fun at Kensal Library’s Winter Fair. There was a lot to keep everyone busy from decorating gingerbread men, having your photo taken via the photo booth, arts and crafts, guessing which stocking had the prize, drinking some tasty hot chocolate from the hot chocolate bar, a lucky dip and writing letters to Father Christmas.
The lucky dip proved to be very popular and we’re going through the letters to Father Christmas before posting them to the North Pole to find the best one which will win a prize.
We believe we made a few new friends and we hope to see you all again throughout the new year!
Thanks to all our helpers: Ayoub, David, Kate, Eve, Isabelle and Sundus.
Merry Christmas from all the staff at Kensal Library!
Hello to you all from the staff at Kensington Central Library. We’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If you’re planning on visiting us over the holidays please check our Christmas and New Year opening hours first.
We’ve had another busy month so read on to find out what’s been happening.
To see what other events we have check out our What’s On page on our website.
Tri-borough Reference Librarian
New signage at Kensington Central Library
It’s been a long time coming but we finally have some new signage in the adult lending and children’s libraries. I really enjoyed working with the borough’s designer and the graphics company to ensure we got the signage we needed. It was fascinating learning about fonts, types of signs and even staying late to supervise the installation. We really hope our customers find the library easier to use.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..
The staff have done an excellent job at decorating the library for this special time – hope you like our decorations!
We also had a very special visitor on Friday 20 December – Father Christmas made time in his busy schedule to attend our baby rhyme time. Kids and adults alike very pleased to see him and he felt like a celebrity with all the photos that were taken!
At our last story and craft session on Saturday 21 December – the children had great fun making Christmas wreaths using paper plates, green paper and red glitter.
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.
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.
And now onto books for adults……
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!