EXCITED children gathered at Milborne Port Library for a Christmas story-time session recently.
Well-loved Christmas stories and festive tales were told to the children by local storyteller Sue Spencer.
Children were then treated to a Christmas chocolate and decorated a small tree, which will remain on display in the library's children's corner until after Christmas.
The festive evening was arranged by the Friends of Milborne Port Library group and supporting library staff who kept the library open late.
The children were then escorted across the road to join the crowds and watch the Milborne Port Christmas light switch on.