Library visitors can experience a Christmas in the Shire to celebrate the release of The Hobbit.

This weekend Sutton Central Library is transporting visitors to Middle Earth.

Sutton My Voice, a group made up of young people, arranged the event where visitors can meet dragons, find treasure, feast with dwarves and solve Gollum’s riddles.

Alex Nielsen, 13, a founder member of Sutton My Voice group, said: “We are thrilled to be putting on a Hobbit-themed event, since we have all read The Hobbit and immensely enjoyed it.

“This event, like all others we have put on in the past year, will be merry and magical.”

Councillor Jill Whitehead, chair of the environment and neighbourhood committee said: “Like many, I’ve grown up with the stories of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings and enjoy witnessing those tales bought to life on the big screen.

“Thanks to the ingenuity of the Sutton My Voice group we now are bringing Middle Earth to Sutton.

“This group have done a number of wonderful projects in the past and this is their latest eye-catching effort.

“I’m sure everyone who attends will appreciate the work they’ve put in and make the most of their undisputed dedication to Sutton’s libraries.”

The free event will be open to visitors aged 11 to 16 on Saturday 15 December 2012 between 2pm and 4pm.