Gunnedah Library Lines: Multicultural March

Multicultural March: The library is featuring books, flags and dolls.
Multicultural March: The library is featuring books, flags and dolls.

Library Lovers’ Month is now over, and we still have five unclaimed prizes for those people who were daring enough to have a blind date with a book! 

Remember, if you borrowed a book from the Blind Date basket, and you found a red heart in the book, bring the heart along to the library and claim your prize.

It’s now Multicultural March, and the library is celebrating all things multicultural – there are plenty of books, displays of flags of different countries, costume dolls in the display stand, and for those children and adults who want to test their powers of observation, there’s a Flag of the World competition.

Answer the 20 questions, which include such interesting ones as “which country’s flag has three legs on it?” and “how many colours on the flag of the Seychelles?”. Hand the form to the library staff, and you can select a prize from the box – great fun for all.

The library has just received a delivery of over 50 junior fiction audio books recorded on CDs. Some of these talking books are now available to be borrowed and are ideal for amusing children on long train, car or plane trips. Playing times of the CDs are clearly marked on the back and range from an hour to almost five hours, enough to keep youngsters occupied for a while.

Among the titles are: Magic Ink by Stephen Cole – it’s a story of artwork coming to life!  A great favourite, especially after the movie, is Paddington Here and Now, by Michael Bond and read by Stephen Fry. Then there’s Letters From An Alien Schoolboy, and Voyage to the Volcano: A Great Balloon Adventure, written and read by Tom Banks. Ideal for the colder evenings is The Reindeer Girl - the magical adventures of Lotte in Norway. 

See you soon at the library!