This afternoon sees our staff Christmas party at Head Office in Calderstones Mansion House, but we've already been getting into the festive mood by celebrating with our Readers and volunteers in Liverpool, London and Wirral over the last few weeks. We can safely say that a very merry time was had by all at each of the parties, combining two quintessentially Readerly pastimes - reading and food - in copious amounts, and we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in arranging and who came along to our Christmas celebrations around the country.
Below are a few pictures from our Christmas party in Wirral, which took place at Birkenhead Central Library last week.
Of course the festive season is the perfect time for catching up on reading, and our Readers may be interested to know about a special city-wide reading project that is happening over Christmas. City of Readers and BBC Radio Merseyside are reading Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo, and on Friday 16th January at 1pm the book will be discussed on a live phone-in segment on BBC Radio Merseyside. If you've ever wanted to appear on the radio and share your views about a great piece of literature to a regional audience, now's your chance! All you need to do is read the book over the Christmas period - copies are available in libraries across Liverpool - and tune in on 16th January to enjoy a great read together with the rest of the city.
To find out more about the City of Readers aim to get Liverpool reading for pleasure, visit their website: http://cityofreaders.org/