Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Books-To-Go at Stretch Festival

This weekend Mandurah's 11th annual Stretch Festival will be underway offering a huge variety of exciting and creative experiences.  There will be exhibitions, performances, markets, competitions, workshops and many other fun activities.  Stretch Festival is a highlight of Mandurah's year with so much on offer for people of all ages to enjoy. 

See this page for more information about Stretch Festival or download the whole program here.  

As part of Stretch Festival and our celebrations of the National Year of Reading, Mandurah Libraries are delighted to be running a free activity where children can write, create and publish their own book. 

You are invited to visit the

Books-To-Go book cubby

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May
(anytime between 10.30am-4pm each day)

in the foyer of
the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

to write, create and publish your very own book!

Using one A3 piece of paper and a few simple folds, children can create their own book without having to stick or staple.  The books are published on the spot using a colour photocopier. The author gets to keep their original, and a copy travels in the Book Cubby to other communities for other children to read, enjoy and be inspired by.

We had a great time learning the book creation technique at a workshop last weekend.  The technique is very simple yet effective and it is suitable for use in other situations such as schools, libraries, childcare facilities, art classes and holiday programs.  You are most welcome to visit the cubby to learn the book creation technique.

This event is supported by the State Library of Western Australia as part of their Better Beginnings program.  Pictured at the very top are Shelby-Rae and Jessie-Lee who visited the book cubby when the State Library of Western Australia presented it at the Awesome Festival in Perth last year.

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