Look to your Library

As the holiday season wraps our communities in a festive embrace, there’s a place that often goes unnoticed in the hustle and bustle of the season—the local library. Nestled in the heart of our neighbourhoods, these havens of knowledge and imagination play a crucial role in fostering the spirit of Christmas and community.

Beyond the stacks of books and hushed study corners, our libraries transform into vibrant hubs of holiday cheer, offering a unique and invaluable contribution to the festive tapestry of our towns.

Join Love Living Homes on a journey as we unwrap the magic being held at local Kent libraries this year.

Tunbridge Wells

Rhyme Time – A free, fun and noisy way for under 4s to develop a love of language and a foundation for learning – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00. 

Story Time – Reading sessions for 3 to 4-year-olds – Mondays at 10:00, ongoing

Naturally Creative – Arts and crafts sessions for adults – Mondays at 11:00, ongoing

The Amelia Winter Artisan Craft Market – A Christmas market supporting local handmade produce – 2nd & 3rd December 10:00 – 16:00

Little Owl and The Christmas Lights – A play/production – Runs from 8th to 24th December at various times, a bookable event

Little Owl Glove Puppet Workshop – Runs 20th -21st December various times

Maidstone Library and Museum

Meet and Practise English – Tuesdays at 10.30 ongoing

Baby Rhyme Time – Mondays at 11:00

Storytime and Crafts – Saturdays at 10.30

Lego Club – Saturdays at 14.30

Christmas Craft Market – 9th December 10:00 to 15:00

Christmas Glass Workshop – 15th December 09:00 to 16:00


Talk Time – Tuesdays at 10:00

Canterbury Library Midweek Readers – First Wednesday of the month at 11:00

Baby Rhyme Time – Thursdays at 10.15

Ukrainian Literature Club – Meets fortnightly on Thursdays at 16:00

Wise Words for Wellbeing Group – Friday at 14:00

Storytime on Saturday – meets fortnightly on Wednesday at 12.30

LEGO® Education SPIKE Essentials! Workshops – Sat 9th December 2023 to Tue 19th December 2023 at The Beaney


Lego Club – Tuesdays at 15.45

Craft and Chat Group – Wednesdays at 10.30

Board Games Group – Wednesdays at 14:00

Baby Rhyme Time – Thursdays and Fridays at 11:00

Ramsgate Reading Group – Meets monthly on a Thursday at 15:00

Storytime – Saturdays at 10:00


Bookstart session with Ashford District Children Centre – Mondays at 10:00, term time

Playground Creative Play – Books Beyond Words – Thursdays at 10.30

Storytime – Fridays at 10:00

Lego Club – Saturday 11:45 – 12:45 (term time)

East Sussex

Festive Rhyme Time – multiple Libraries Inc. Hastings, Hailsham & Crowborough

Festive Crafts – multiple Libraries Inc. Uckfield, Crowborough & Eastbourne

Christmas Colouring Fun – multiple Libraries Inc. Hollington, Wadhurst & Battle

Festive Treasure hunts – multiple Libraries Inc. Hailsham, Crowborough & Lewes

Festive Storytime and Crafts Hastings Library – Dec 16th 11:00 – 12:00

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