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Last chance to send your letters to Santa at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries

IT’S beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! If you need to get in touch with Santa before the big day, now is the time, with Santa’s mailbox still accepting letters up until December 10.

Santa is busy readying his sleigh and gathering gifts, but he still has some time to answer letters from children in our community.

The north’s three public libraries,  will spread the magic of Christmas by sending your letters straight to the North Pole via their special mailboxes. Santa mailboxes are located in all seven of Wollongong City Libraries, including Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal. And don’t worry, our librarians will make sure every letter gets to Santa so he can provide a personalised reply.

Wollongong City Council’s Director Community Services Kerry Hunt said Christmas is a special time of year that is full of excitement and can be a truly magical time for a child.

“Writing a letter to Santa is a wonderful tradition and it is pleasing that we can play a small part in bringing joy to our youngest community members at this time of year,” she said.

“I’ve been told that Santa is a big library fan and loves exciting stories. He’s happy to hear about your favourite book that you’ve been reading along with any items on your Christmas wish list.

“When dropping your letter to our special mailboxes there is no need for a stamp. Just make sure to include your name, age, and address, so Santa knows who he’s responding to. Once that’s all done, and with a little help from our librarians, Santa’s reply will be on its way back to you!”

You can drop off your letter to Santa at one of Santa’s Mailboxes in the north below by Friday December 10.

  • Corrimal Library, 15 Short St, Corrimal
  • Helensburgh Library, 57 Walker St, Helensburgh
  • Thirroul Library, 352-358 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Thirroul
  • Wollongong Library, 41 Burelli St, Wollongong

In line with the NSW Public Health Order, unvaccinated customers over the age of 16 years are not able to enter the library. These customers can place letters in the return chute when returning items and our librarians will make sure they are placed in Santa’s mailbox.

If you have any questions give your local Library a call, or talk to a librarian.


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A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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