Kids cart along their cuddly best friends to the Teddy Bear’s Picnic.
Kids cart along their cuddly best friends to the Teddy Bear’s Picnic.

Cuddly types head to the library

TO paraphrase the song, if you went down to Isaac libraries during June, you would have been in for a big surprise.

Libraries across the region held a Teddy Bear’s Picnic and invited children to bring along their teddies to share in the fun.

Activities included story times, art, craft and singing.

Crayons and paper plates were handed out to the children upon arrival with instructions on how they could create their own teddy bear faces.

Participation from children defied expectations.

Clermont Library, for instance, had 42 children attend the picnic accompanied by 15 adults, with positive feedback from parents and children alike.

Mayor Cedric Marshall said credit should go to Isaac libraries staff who worked around the clock to ensure a successful event for the Isaac region.

“We have great teams in our libraries who always put in a great deal of effort, not just for these events, but on a daily basis as well,” he said.

“Isaac libraries are exciting places so it is worth calling in and talking to the friendly staff.

“Our libraries are not just places where you can go to read books, they are hubs for parents to get together, for children to interact, for people to drop in, socialise, learn and become engaged with the local community.”

Great activities take place all year round across the region’s libraries, including over the school holidays.

Still to come this year are fundraising events such as Read Pink, children’s celebrations such as Talk Like a Pirate Day, and awareness and education campaigns such as Movember and Adult Learners Week.

For details phone 1300 ISAACS.


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