TEA Gardens Library came alive to the sound of children and creativity last week courtesy of a school holiday activity which was both fun and practical.
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Nineteen youngsters, from toddlers to teenagers, were given the job of stencilling, colouring and sewing a library bag which was uniquely their own.
MidCoast Council Outreach Officer, Meredith Campbell told News Of The Area, “We do this to get the children into the Library to have a good positive experience from a young age so they’ll follow through for the rest of their lives.”
Volunteer Gaye Granger had spent a very busy day, first at the Forster Library then heading to Tea Gardens in the afternoon helping the children with the basics of bag decorating.
“I’ve been volunteering for two years now and I help the children with the craft side of things, stencilling, drawing and sewing,” Gaye said.
There is something for all ages at the Library from computer aids, e-books, toddlers’ turtle time and homework help.
Tea Gardens Library’s Carol Johnson recently introduced a community jigsaw puzzle for locals and visitors to piece together.
Young locals, Connor and Maddison McIntosh and Carissa Pope were visiting the Library to use the Wifi and scanning books to borrow when they found the right spots for the last 100 pieces.
They were chuffed and so was Carol that the Library continues to attract Generation Z.
By Margie TIERNEY