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Wollongong City Council

Santa letter delivery service available at your library

Wednesday 30 November 2022

Santa’s helpers at Wollongong City Libraries are collecting and delivering letters to the North Pole from now until 10 December!

If you’ve spent the year being nice, now’s the time to write your Christmas wish list (with your parent’s help) and drop it off at your favourite library. Our trusted librarians will safely deliver your letter to Santa ahead of the holidays.

If you’re looking for more ways to get ready for Christmas, we’re offering cookie decorating, gingerbread house making and Storytime activities for people of all ages. Get into the Christmas spirit by joining us for some festive fun.

Wollongong City Council Manager Library and Community Services, Jenny Thompson said that December is always an extra-special month at our libraries.

“We know that a lot of thought and effort goes into writing a Christmas letter to Santa and here at Wollongong City Libraries we take the responsibility of delivering them seriously,” Ms Thomson said.

“My suggestion for writing an excellent Christmas letter is to make sure you write your list as clearly as possible and include your name and address so Santa can reply. It’s a good idea to ask Mum or Dad or your carer to check your letter for you, and finally be sure to include a thank you!

“We’ll be collecting letters addressed to Santa at all of our libraries up until Saturday 10 December. So, you have plenty of time to think carefully about what you’d like to ask for Christmas.”

The City of Wollongong Giving Tree appeal is another way you can get into the Christmas spirit! On Saturday 3 December the annual Bikers Toy Run will bring Giving Tree appeal gifts on their convoy to drop-off at the Christmas tree in the Crown Street Mall.

Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM encouraged people to give the gift of Christmas to a family in need.

“We’re making one last call for Christmas presents for the City of Wollongong Giving Tree appeal. The Giving Tree is an annual city tradition that seeks to help those who are doing it tough during the holiday period,” Cr Bradbery said.

“Not everyone can afford to purchase presents, and this can cause a lot of stress on families. There’s something really special about this appeal and I’d like to thank everyone who has so far donated a gift. Your donation will go to a child or young person who would otherwise miss out on the joy of unwrapping a gift on Christmas morning.”

You can drop off your special gifts at the following locations by Sunday 4 December:

  • Wollongong City Council Admin Building, 41 Burelli Street Wollongong
  • Your local library – see the Wollongong City Libraries website for location details and opening hours
  • Dapto Mall Customer Service Desk, Moombara Street, Dapto
  • Corrimal Village Customer Service Desk, 270 Princes Highway, Corrimal
  • Warrawong Plaza Customer Service Desk, Corner King and Cowper Street, Warrawong
  • Wollongong Central Customer Service Desk, 200 Crown Street, Wollongong
  • South Coast Floor Coverings, 299 Keira Street Wollongong.

You can also donate towards the Giving Tree appeal online.

What’s on this Christmas?

Santa’s mailbox

All letters addressed to Santa can be dropped off at your favourite Library up until Saturday 10 December.

Bikers Toy Run and Giving Tree appeal

Local bikers will ride from Shellharbour to Crown Street Mall, bringing donations for the City of Wollongong Giving Tree Appeal.

The Crown St Mall stage is the best vantage point to watch the bikes ride by. Bikes are expected to arrive in the Mall around 11.00am.

Gingerbread House Decorating

It’s nearly Christmas, join us to decorate your very own Gingerbread House!

WHERE

WHEN

TIME

Corrimal Library, 15 Short Street

Thursday 8 December

5-7pm

Dapto Library, 93-109 Princes Highway

Monday 12 December and Tuesday 13 December

5-6.30pm

Thirroul Library, 352-358 Lawrence Hargrave DriveMonday 5 December3.30-5.30pm
Unanderra Library, Cnr Princes Highway and Factory RoadTuesday 13 December2.30-4.30pm

Warrawong Library, Level 1, 67-71 King Street

Wednesday 14 December

3.30-4.30pm

Wollongong Library, 41 Burelli Street

Monday 12 December and Tuesday 20 December

4-6pm

Christmas Cookie Decorating

Join us for some festive fun decorating Christmas cookies!

WHERE

WHEN

TIME

Helensburgh Library, 57 Walker Street

Tuesday 13 December

3.30-4.30pm

Christmas Bunting Making Workshop

Adorn your home this festive season and make some cheerful Christmas Tree bunting at this social sewing session. Basic sewing skills required. Sewing machines available, or feel free to bring your own.

WHERE

WHEN

TIME

Wollongong Library, 41 Burelli Street

Tuesday 13 December

2-4pm and 6-8pm

Stress Less for Christmas workshop

A free face-to-face workshop to learn strategies to manage stress in the lead-up to one of the busiest times of the year.

WHERE

WHEN

TIME

Wollongong Library, 41 Burelli Street

Thursday 22 December

11am-12.30pm

Christmas Storytime

Enjoy some special stories at our Christmas Storytime.

WHERE

WHEN

TIME

Corrimal Library, 15 Short Street

Thursday 15 December

11am

Dapto Library, 93-109 Princes Highway

Friday 16 December

10.30am

Helensburgh Library, 57 Walker Street

Friday 9 December

10.30am

Thirroul Library, 352-358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive

Tuesday 13 December

10am

Warrawong Library, Level 1, 67-71 King Street

Tuesday 13 December

10.30am

Wollongong Library, 41 Burelli Street

Tuesday 13 December

10am

For more great Christmas events and activities, visit the Wollongong CBD website.