Post letters to Santa at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries’ mailboxes

SANTA’S helpers at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries are collecting and delivering letters to the North Pole from now until December 10.

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.

Wollongong City Council’s 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, local libraries are offering cookie decorating, gingerbread house making and Storytime activities for people of all ages. Contact your local library for details.

Wollongong City Council Manager Library and Community Services, Jenny Thompson said that December is always an extra-special month at local 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 December 10. So, you have plenty of time to think carefully about what you’d like to ask for Christmas.”

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About Mick Roberts

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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is 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 managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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