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Linwood Library's 10th Birthday - December 2003

See a photo gallery of the celebrations

In celebration of ten years of library service at Linwood, library staff planned a week of events. They began with a community morning tea enjoyed by young and old, to the cool sound of Cashmere High School’s jazz band, "Established". Christmas decorations tested the skills of the younger set and glue and glitter attracted those with a creative urge in the afternoon. A group of talented youngsters hip-hopped the following morning away under the tutelage of Zion Dance Group.

Thursday the 18th December 2003 was the Library's actual birthday. Natural Magic enthralled an enthusiastic audience of littlies with their pirate performance. Friday saw the Linwood team back with the glue and glitter and an amazing array of Christmas accessories for the tree. Matt Lecomte’s Old Time Band delighted customers with their rendition of songs from the 20s and 30s on Saturday and provided a truly festive conclusion to the week.

Giveaways galore over the week meant that every customer received a small gift - balloons, pens, bags.

Timetable of events

Monday 15 Dec 2003

  • Match the staff member with their baby photo and go into the draw to win
  • Draw a Christmas picture to be displayed throughout the library
  • Display of Historic photos of the Linwood Community
  • Fantastic giveaways and spot prizes

Tuesday 16 Dec

  • 10.30-12.00 pm - morning tea and cool jazz Cashmere High School jazz band Established performing
  • 2-3 pm - Christmas Decoration making workshop for the kids

Wednesday 17 Dec

  • 10.30-11.30am - Hip Hop Dance workshop with Zion Dance Group

Thursday 18 Dec

  • 11 am - 12.00 pm Natural Magic performing
  • Birthday Giveaways throughout the day!

Friday 19 Dec

  • 11 am - 12.00 pm Christmas Decoration making workshop for the kids

Saturday 20 Dec

  • 10 am - 1 pm - BBQ Sausage Sizzle
  • 11 am - 12 pm - Chill out to Matt Lecomte's old time jazz

Photo gallery of the celebrations