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East Gippsland Library Christmas Activity Sessions


The East Gippsland Shire Library will be running some children’s Christmas activity sessions and drop-in Christmas card making sessions in December.


Christmas Craft Activity Session

Come along and listen to some Christmas stories before making some Christmas craft items you can keep. Ages 5 – 12. Bookings are essential for the activity sessions and can be made in person at the library or by phoning 5152 4225. 


Lakes Entrance Service Centre, Monday 4 December from 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Paynesville Service Centre, Tuesday 5 December from 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Bairnsdale Library, Wednesday 6 December from 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm


Christmas Card Making

Drop into the library anytime during the listed dates and times to design and make your own Christmas cards. All materials provided. All ages, no bookings required.


Paynesville Service Centre, Wednesday 6 December from 8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre, Thursday 7 December from 8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library, Friday 8 December from 9.30 am – 5.30 pm



East Gippsland Community Christmas Appeal


This Appeal provides food hampers and children’s gifts to East Gippsland families at Christmas. It is about locals looking out for locals, and acknowledging that Christmas can sometimes be a time of financial strain and not all families experience the joy of sharing a Christmas meal with family and friends.


Community Service Agencies refer families to the Christmas Appeal and hampers and gifts are given without judgement. It is an opportunity for the community to work together to share their best wishes at Christmas time.


You can help by donating gifts of non-perishable food, children’s gifts or money to support the appeal. These can be brought to the Bairnsdale Campus and added to the basket in the office. Alternatively, cash donations can be made at Uniting office, 49 McCulloch Street, Bairnsdale. Please contact Uniting Gippsland on 5152 9600 for further details.