Have Yourself A Merry Library Christmas

This week we hear from Librarian Louise Birch, who will be sharing a very special Christmas Carol from the Local and Family History Department.

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Library not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”

Otley Market Place, Dec 1988, Leodis.net

“The stockings were hung by the counter with care, in hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there”

Bentley Lane School Nativity, 1950s, Leodis.net

“The children’s books nestled all snug in the stacks, while visions of sugar-plums danced through their naps”

Gipton Family Allowance Toy Faire, Dec 1984, Leodis.net

“Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!”

Moot Hall, Briggate, undated, Leodis.net

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night”

A snowy Leeds Central Library, March 2018, Leodis.net

For the full, and correct poem visit:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43171/a-visit-from-st-nicholas

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