More than 500 people got into the festive spirit at Halton Lea and Widnes libraries’ Christmas Cracker events

Children took part in Christmas crafts, making cards and lanterns, while the Mersey Wave choir serenaded library visitors with carols.

There was also the opportunity to try your hand at various activities held at the libraries throughout the year, including Lego, coding, adult colouring in and storytimes.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Libraries, Cllr Phil Harris, said: “The Christmas cracker was a fun-filled event that showcased all of the activities our libraries have to offer. If you haven’t visited your library recently, make it your resolution in 2017.”

If you missed out on the event, you can still take part in the activities each and every week:

Lego Club – Halton Lea Library– Mondays 3.30pm-5pm, Widnes Library – Thursdays 3.30pm-5pm.
Late Night Lego Club – Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library – Tuesdays 5pm-7pm.
Code Club – Halton Lea Library and  Widnes Library – Tuesdays 3.30pm-5pm.
Wellbeing Wednesdays (adult colouring in and Scrabble) – Halton Lea Library & Widnes Library – Wednesdays 2pm-4pm
Rhymetimes – Runcorn Library and Ditton Library – Tuesdays 11am, Halton Lea Library – Thursdays 11am, Widnes library – Fridays 11am.
Saturday Storytime – Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library – Saturdays 11am.

Why not join the Mersey Wave Choir? Weekly rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings – 7pm – St Mary’s Church, West bank or Wednesday evenings – 7pm Wellington Hotel in Hale Village.